A large portion of Christian's practice focuses on the defense of professionals, public entities, police officers and public officials. He has handled numerous cases defending public entities and public officials in matters involving general negligence and intentional tort claims, land use and zoning issues including municipal statutory appeals, mandamus and inverse condemnation claims, and administrative regulatory issues. He also defends public entities, public officials and police officers in civil rights actions including land use and zoning denials, unlawful use of force, wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution claims, and also wrongful termination and discrimination claims.
Christian has significant experience representing architects and engineers, construction contractors, home and code inspectors, real estate agents and other professionals in the defense of professional and general negligence, construction defect and breach of contract claims. He also defends clients in commercial, environmental and toxic tort litigation matters, more recently surrounding fracking related to natural gas drilling. Christian has tried and handled cases in state and federal courts.
In 1995, Christian graduated from Saint Vincent College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. In 1996, he graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He then earned his juris doctor from the New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1999.
• The First Amendment's Protection Applies To Certain Comments Directed Toward Police Officers, Defense Digest, Vol. 13, No. 4, December, 2007
• Nanty-Glo Rule Applies to Preliminary Objections Raising Issues of Fact, Defense Digest, Vol. 10, No. 1, March, 2004
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Attorneys Listed by Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, 2014-present
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, (2005-2006)
Year Joined Organization