Christopher J. Derrenbacher

Partner

  • location icon Raleigh, NC
    4101 Lake Boone Trail
    Suite 514
    Raleigh, NC 27607

Christopher Derrenbacher is a partner in the Raleigh office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. His clients include insured and self-insured individuals and corporations throughout the State. Mr. Derrenbacher is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in North Carolina. He has successfully argued before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court on numerous occasions. Mr. Derrenbacher is certified by the North Carolina Department of Insurance as a lecturer on numerous topics including insurance claim handling, general liability issues, and workers' compensation litigation. He is also an occasional guest lecturer to nurses and other medical staff regarding medical malpractice litigation.

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Published Opinions

  • Hall v. Toreros, II, Inc.
  • Court of Appeals of North Carolina. March 07, 2006 176 N.C.App. 309 626 S.E.2d 861 COA05-199
  • Hall v. Toreros II, Inc.
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina. March 20, 2009 363 N.C. 114 678 S.E.2d 656 187PA06
  • Bass v. Durham County Hosp. Corp.
  • Court of Appeals of North Carolina. June 03, 2003 158 N.C.App. 217 580 S.E.2d 738 COA02-841
  • Bass v. Durham County Hosp. Corp.
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina. March 05, 2004 358 N.C. 144 592 S.E.2d 687 349A03
  • Thigpen v. Ngo
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina. February 01, 2002 355 N.C. 198 558 S.E.2d 162 292A01
  • Masood v. Erwin Oil Co.
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina. October 12, 2007 361 N.C. 579 650 S.E.2d 595 94A07
  • Hall v. Toreros II, Inc.
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina. April 30, 2009 363 N.C. 257 676 S.E.2d 903 187PA06
  • Thigpen v. Ngo
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina. February 01, 2002 355 N.C. 207 558 S.E.2d 167 332A01
  • Williams v. Estate of Grimes
  • Court of Appeals of North Carolina. February 03, 2004 162 N.C.App. 548 (Table, Text in WESTLAW), Unpublished Disposition 591 S.E.2d 598 COA03-122
  • Howze v. Hughes
  • Court of Appeals of North Carolina. August 03, 1999 134 N.C.App. 493 518 S.E.2d 198 COA98-1607
  • Thigpen v. Ngo
  • Court of Appeals of North Carolina. May 01, 2001 143 N.C.App. 225 552 S.E.2d 641 COA00-410
  • Smith Architectural Metals, LLC v. American Railing Systems, Inc.
  • Court of Appeals of North Carolina. September 07, 2010 207 N.C.App. 151 698 S.E.2d 752 COA09-1620
  • Stunzi v. Medlin Motors, Inc.
  • Court of Appeals of North Carolina. August 02, 2011 214 N.C.App. 332 714 S.E.2d 770 COA10-954
  • Santifort v. Guy
  • United States District Court, E.D. North Carolina, Eastern Division.
  • In re New Bern Riverfront Development, LLC
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, E.D. North Carolina, Raleigh Division.
  • Edwards v. Greenfield
  • United States District Court, E.D. North Carolina, Western Division.
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • McLawhorn v. County of Wayne, N.C.
  • United States District Court, E.D. North Carolina, Western Division.

Appointments

Co-Chair of the Bench Bar Liaison Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Association, 2014-2016

Community Activities

Mr. Derrenbacher is active member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish in Raleigh, North Carolina and a coach for youth ice hockey.

Professional Presentations

  • Mr. Derrenbacher is certified by the North Carolina Department of Insurance as a lecturer on numerous topics including insurance claim handling, general liability issues, and workers’ compensation litigation.
  • Invited Speaker, Duke Raleigh Hospital, “Counts, Prevention of Retained Items during Surgery,” August 10, 2006, and October 4, 2006, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Presenter, Lorman Education Services, “Workers’ Compensation in North Carolina,” given annually since 2001
  • Presenter, Lorman Education Services, “Workers’ Compensation Update in North Carolina,” given annually since 2001
  • Invited Speaker, North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Operating Room Nurses, “Presenting Deposition Testimony,” January 31, 2001, Raleigh, North Carolina

Admissions

North Carolina

Western, Middle and Eastern District of US District Courts of North Carolina

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section and Construction Section
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member of Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Awards & Honors

  • 2010 Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • 2011 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Education

Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins, School of Law

Juris Doctor

East Carolina University

Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science

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