John R. Christie

Partner

  • location icon Cleveland, OH
    1375 East 9th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44114

John Christie is a partner in the Cleveland office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice. He is a life long resident of the Northeast Ohio area. He has spent his legal career assisting companies and individuals in many different legal matters, focusing on a client based approach to find the best solution for the particular client's matter. He has represented both companies, individuals and insurance companies in courts throughout Ohio, including both federal and state courts of appeals. He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, and prevailed on appeals.

John has over a decade of experience in product liability and asbestos litigation, having represented national and international manufacturers, suppliers and local companies in both single claimant cases and multiple plaintiff settings. His practical approach has been an asset to his clients in navigating this potentially business ending litigation.

He has also represented numerous construction companies over the years, successfully defending them when needed, and aggressively litigating claims for them in contract disputes. His experience involves product defect matters, wrongful death claims, contract claims and employment matters.

John is fortunate to have built and maintained his relationship with many of his clients, having had the good fortune to represent the same companies for many years. Although the goal is to avoid litigation (and John regularly advises client well before litigation occurs, with the hope to find a common sense solution), he has the skills to guide each client through the process and has been successful time and time again.

Legal Experience

  • Founding Partner Stefanik & Christie
  • Partner Rawlin Gravens Co LPA
  • Associate Meyers Lamanna & Roman
  • Associate Elfvin & Besser

Offices Held

President L'Arche Cleveland

Community Activities

  • John has been active at his alma mater, Hawken School since graduation, having served on the alumni board for a number of years, as well as coaching several varsity sports. In addition, he has served as a coach for various teams in the Chagrin Falls area. 
  • In addition to the above, John serves on the Board at L'Arche Cleveland

Admissions

Ohio

Michigan

Federal District Court for Northern District of Ohio

Federal District Court for Southern District of Ohio

6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals

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