Riordan, Christopher P.


  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Christopher Riordan is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. Chris’ practice focuses on medical negligence, hospital malpractice, personal injury, insurance coverage issues and product liability claims. He has tried more than fifty jury trials throughout his career.

Chris is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin (Former Board Member, Litigation Section), Milwaukee Bar Association, Defense Research Institute and the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Representative jury trials and published cases:
United States v. George A. Whiting Paper Co., 644 F.3d (7th Cir. 2011)
Jackson v. McKay-Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 717 F.Supp.2d 809 (E.D. Wis. 2010)
Wallenfang v. Havel, 707 F.Supp.2d 800 (2010)
Appleton Papers Inc. v. George A. Whiting Paper Co., 572 F.Supp.2d 1034 E.D.Wis.,2008
Union Pacific R.R. Co. v. Motive Equipment, Inc., 291 Wis.2d 236, 714 N.W.2d 232. Wis.App.,2006
Lewis v. Physicians Ins. Co. of Wisconsin, 243 Wis.2d 648, 627 N.W.2d 484, Wis.,2001
Lewis v. Physicians Ins. Co. of Wisconsin, 235 Wis.2d 198, 612 N.W.2d 389. Wis.App.,2000
Goff v. Seldera, 202 Wis.2d 600, 550 N.W.2d 144. Wis.App.,1996
Steinberg v. Arcilla, 194 Wis.2d 759, 535 N.W.2d 444. Wis.App.,1995
Balik v. Travelers Ins. Co., 714 F.Supp. 398. E.D.Wis.,1989
Balik v. Travelers Ins. Co., 125 F.R.D. 149. E.D.Wis.,1989

Representative presentations:
• “Annual Tort Update Seminar,” State Bar of Wisconsin, Fall 2000
• “Current Trends in Medical Malpractice,” Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin, Annual Convention, Oct. 1999
• “Current Issues Facing Physicians,” St. Luke’s Hospital Family Practice Residents, 1999, 2000, 2001
• “Basics of Lawsuits,” Waukesha Area Technical College, Spring Semester 1995 and 1996


Practice Areas:
Commercial and Business Litigation; Construction Law and Litigation; Drug and Medical Device Litigation; Insurance Coverage and Risk Management; Litigation and Risk Management; Medical Malpractice Defense; Patient Care Issues and Risk Management; Products Liability; Strategic Risk and Crisis Management;
Toxic Tort; Will Contests and Trust Litigation