Christopher J. Bakes


  • location icon Sacramento, CA
    2020 West El Camino Avenue
    Suite 700
    Sacramento, CA 95833

Christopher Bakes is a partner in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice. He is widely recognized for the breadth and depth of his practice, the high profile of his cases, matters and transactions, and the results he has obtained in a range of industries. 

As a trial lawyer, Christopher has represented the largest companies in the world, doing so in courts across California and the United States. He has litigated information technology and intellectual property disputes, health care contracts, government contracts and contracting, actions involving significant federal and state statutes, research and development (R&D) contracts, and major construction and real estate development contracts. He has litigated multiple matters of first impression in both state and federal courts, and is known for the size, complexity and high-profile of his cases. 

Christopher’s representation of individuals includes large and complex headline cases, ranging from representation of creative talent in the entertainment industry to elected officeholders and C-level executives.

Legal Experience

  • United States Navy
  • Locke Lord LLP

Military Service

Officer, Judge Advocate General's Corps., United States Navy

Community Activities

  • Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
  • Cristo Rey High School
  • All Hallows Concerts



New York

District of Columbia

United States Supreme Court

All California Districts

Southern District of New York

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Second Circuit Court of Appeals


  • ABA
  • Federal Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Navy Achievement Medal


University of San Francisco

Juris Doctor

University of San Francisco

Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Unites States Navy Military Justice School

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