•Named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by Alabama Super Lawyers magazine
•AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
•Obtained defense verdict in a medical malpractice on behalf of a family medicine physician in a prolonged 8-week trial with multiple defendants.
•Obtained a defense verdict for a family medicine physician in a wrongful death suit, where the physician was accused of failing to diagnose diverticulitis, peritonitis and sepsis.
•Obtained a defense verdict for an Emergency Room Physician after an emotional nine day trial centering on the death of a two year old boy.
•Obtained a defense verdict in favor of an OB-GYN, who was charged with negligently delivering an infant during a labor complicated by shoulder dystocia, thereby resulting in permanent injury.
•Obtained a defense verdict in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama for an orthopedic surgeon charged with placing a plate directly over a patient’s radial nerve during an open reduction and internal fixation procedure performed to treat the patient’s severe humeral fracture.
•Obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death case alleging that a cardiothoracic surgeon negligently cut the subclavian artery during cardiac bypass surgery.
•Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an Emergency Department physician in an eleven day wrongful death trial in the Circuit Court of Mobile County.
•Obtained a jury verdict in favor of a surgeon accused of causing significant complications following a gastro-intestinal bypass procedure.
Presentations and Publications
•“Alabama Litigation Overview,” Practical Law Litigations (Summer 2016; Updated Spring 2018).
•“Responding to a Complaint: Alabama Q&A, ” Practical Law Litigation (Summer 2015).
•“Responding to Discovery Subpoenas: Alabama,” Practical Law Litigation (Spring 2015).
•A Pleading Delayed May Mean Justice Denied: Amended Pleading Under Alabama Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a), The Alabama Lawyer, Vol. 69, No. 4 (July 2008).
News & Insights
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•Wright & Hines Obtain Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case in Mobile County
Christian is an active member of Christ Church Cathedral in Mobile, serving as a member of the vestry.
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