100 Most Influential Lawyers in America – the National Law Journal

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100 Most Influential Lawyers in America
– the National Law Journal

Christopher Brantingham

Christopher Brantingham

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Christopher Brantingham has been a practicing attorney since 2008. Over his years as an attorney, he developed a strong emphasis on cases involving catastrophic personal injury and insurance bad faith, and today these are his areas of practice. He has litigated actions in California state and federal courts, recently obtaining a seven-figure settlement in a catastrophic vehicular accident, and his experience with insurance bad faith has included litigation on wrongful denials of benefits in injury and loss of property, including fire insurance, as well as failures by insurance companies to meet their duty to defend under policies of liability insurance.

Along with his present areas of practice, his past experience includes litigation in a broad array of other settings, including products liability, financial elder abuse, wrongful termination, fraud, and breach of contract. He has conducted an arbitration through to an arbitrator's award in defense of a client, and engaged in appellate work before California's Second District Court of Appeals on the issue of negligent entrustment in the context of providing a vehicle to individuals using an alias. While his focus today is on catastrophic personal injury and insurance bad faith, the experience he has gained from these diverse settings have provided him with a strong skill-set that he looks forward to using each day to fight for his clients.

Christopher is a native of Southern California, having grown up in Ventura County, but has enjoyed extensive travel, having lived in South Africa and England. He is a graduate of Furman University in South Carolina, where he majored in History and Political Science, and the University of Alabama School of Law, where he received his juris doctor degree. In addition to being licensed in California, he is also licensed with the Alabama bar, which maintains reciprocal agreements for the practice of law with many other states in the country.