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Christopher P. Leyel

Christopher P. Leyel

Los Angeles, California

Chris was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and was admitted to the Bar of the State of California in 1992. He is also admitted in the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California and the United States Claims Court. Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in 1986 and his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1992. His practice has focused on products liability, premises liability and complex tort litigation. In addition to litigating products liability and complex tort cases at the trial court level, Chris also represents clients in the California Appellate Courts. He has successfully briefed and argued matters before appellate courts in Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties including matters before the Second and Fourth Appellate Districts. Additionally, Chris has successfully obtained relief from interlocutory orders on behalf of his clients in California’s Appellate Courts. Chris also represents corporate clients in class-action litigation. Prior to focusing his practice on product liability defense, complex tort claims and appellate matters, Chris practiced extensively in the field of medical malpractice litigation throughout Southern California.

Areas of Practice

  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Complex Tort Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.S. - 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • California State Bar
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

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