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About me

When you experience an injury, everything can change. With many years of  experience litigating on my clients' behalf, I will give you the confidence to focus on recovering, instead of finding yourself overwhelmed and worried about your injury or litigation.   

I was selected as a "Rising Star" for 2014 and 2015 by Super Lawyers.

While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in New York are named to Super Lawyers, only 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.                                               

My practice represents people who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, business, government agency, doctor, hospital, nursing home, or other organization. I personally investigate each case and stay in personal contact with my clients. No attorney fee is collected on any injury case until I obtain a verdict or settlement.    


I also represent individuals, corporations, or other groups who require aggressive defense and protection of their rights, either in a criminal setting or general litigation. I am also a Mediator/Arbitrator with the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.

We believe in the full protection of client's rights, regardless of citizenship. status. nationality, or other unique qualities. Our staff is fluent in Spanish [Espanol] and we provide translators for speakers of all other languages.


I am also a Better Business Bureau Accredited business.


Call  totay for a free consultation at 212-742-8400.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    6 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    8 years
  3. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 20%
    8 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    8 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert V. Gaulin

    I wholeheartedly endorse this fine lawyer. Chris Thaens is a serious and adept practitioner. Careful and thorough, he devotes serious attention to detail while maintaining a clear view of the "big picture" in his handling of matters. He possesses a full panoply of the necessary skills, expertise and experience. Chris is also trustworthy and affable. He is a winner in every sense.


    Robert Gaulin Entertainment Attorney
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  • Thomas Weiss

    Chris worked for me several years ago. He had proven himself to be an intelligent and agressive lawyer capable of getting big results! I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Weiss Real Estate Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Christopher C. Thaens, PC

100 William Street
Suite 1901
New York, NY, 10038


NYCurrently registered 200703/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Mediator / ArbitratorUnited States District Court, Eastern District of New York2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MediatorAmerican Arbitration Association2013 - 2015
AssociateArshack, Hajek & Lehrman2010 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006