Christopher S. Channel: Lawyer with Leech Tishman

Christopher S. Channel

Pittsburgh,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Environmental, Safety & Toxic Torts
University West Virginia Wesleyan College, B.A., 1999
Law SchoolMarshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, J.D., 2002
Admitted2002, Pennsylvania; 2003, West Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia; U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
BornJune 6, 1977

Christopher Channel is a Partner in the Litigation and Environmental, Safety & Toxic Torts Practice Groups. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has defended industrial manufacturers and business owners in claims involving allegations of toxic substances, defective products, premises liability and negligence.

During the course of his career, Chris has represented members of the natural resources industries in matters impacting their business. He regularly represents parties in protecting their intellectual property through trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and covenants not-to-compete and has experience in alternative dispute resolution.

Chris works diligently to understand the client's business goals and works in close communication with his clients to develop the most effective litigation strategy.

Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Chris was a shareholder at Babst Calland Clements and Zomnir, P.C.


Babst Calland Clements and Zomnir, P.C.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

The West Virginia State Bar

Allegheny County Bar Association (Secretary and Executive Committee, Civil Litigation Council)

Professional Accolades

Pennsylvania Rising Star, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine


Channel, Christopher S., "The Twisted Path of the Music File-Sharing Litigation: The Cases That Have Shaped the Litigation and the RIAA's Litigation Strategy," Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, Vol. 16, Number 10, October 2004.

Community Involvement

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Adjunct Professor)

Speeches & Presentations

Allegheny County Bar Association

Carnegie Mellon University, Current Issues in Cyber Law


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Changes in Products Liability Law: The PA Supreme Court Overturns 35 Years of Products Liability Law: The New Products Liability Cause of Action is a “Judicially Created Hybrid: ‘A Wart’”
Christopher S. Channel, January 8, 2015
On November 19, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision that alters the strict products liability landscape in Pennsylvania. In Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., Chief Justice Castille authored an 137-page opinion in which Justices Bear, Todd and Stevens joined, while Justice...
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Christopher S. Channel

525 William Penn Place, 30th Floor
PittsburghPA 15219


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