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Mr. Christman founded Christman Kelley & Clarke in 2009 after practicing as a civil defense litigator for 7 years with Gidiere Hinton Herndon & Christman in Alabama. Prior to joining Gidiere, Hinton, Herndon & Christman, Mr. Christman served as an Assistant Attorney General of Alabama under Bill Pryor from 1999-2002. While serving the people of the State of Alabama, Mr. Christman gained extensive experience in constitutional litigation, administrative prosecution, and general civil litigation. Mr. Christman also served as a prosecutor in the violent crimes division and public corruption division of the Attorney General's Office. Mr. Christman was appointed by the Attorney General as general counsel to multiple state boards and agencies gaining valuable experience in administrative prosecution, defense, and general process.
This experience was further enhanced and broadened over the next seven years in private practice representing some of the largest private corporations and insurance companies in the United States. Such clients include Travelers Insurance, State Farm Insurance Companies, CVS, Best Buy, Yum! Foods (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken), Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of America, and others. Mr. Christman has successfully defended multi-million dollar lawsuits involving commercial and residential construction defect, commercial trucking, products liability, civil rights/employment law, medical malpractice, tort litigation, and contract litigation. Mr. Christman has appeared multiple times before the Alabama Supreme Court, and has argued four times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Christman has used this extensive experience to shape and tool his present practice, which focuses on representing private companies as outside general counsel, complex civil litigation, government law, employment litigation, business representation and counseling, estate planning, and appellate advocacy.
Specialties:Mr. Christman's practice focuses on representing private companies as outside general counsel, complex civil litigation, government law, employment litigation, business representation and counseling, entertainment law, estate planning, and appellate advocacy.
Languages spoken: Spanish
Hourly ($300-385/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2008||10/19/2015|
|AL||Authorized to practice law||1999||11/11/2015|
|Regent University School of Law||N/A||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1999|