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Douglas L Christian

Douglas L Christian

Practice areas:

Insurance, Litigation, Personal Injury

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About Me

I am a founding member of Christian Dichter & Sluga, PC in Phoenix and Christian Kravitz Dichter Johnson, Sluga PLLC in Las Vegas. My practice emphasizes insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, professional liability and personal injury litigation in both Arizona and Nevada. With 38 years experience as a trial lawyer, I've learned that keeping my clients out of litigation can be as valuable as winning in the courtroom.


 


I am recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the Insurance Law, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury-Defense categories and in Southwest Super Lawyers in the Insurance Law category.  I am a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a member of the American Law Institute where I serve on the Consultative Group for the Priniciples of Liability Law project. 


 


I am on the Advisory Board of Arizona's Finest Lawyers, a member of the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel and rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Insurance: 50%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($260-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Christian Dichter & Sluga, PC

2700 North Central Avenue
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ, 85004-1139

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199506/30/2015
NVAttorney Active199402/23/2013
AZActive 197502/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2014
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2013
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2013
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2012
America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 5%American Registry2011
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2009
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2008
ListedSouthwest Super Lawyers2007
Top LawyersPhoenix Magazine2006
Best of the Bar (insurance)Phoenix Business Journal2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Coverage and Extracontractual CounselFellow2013 - Present
Fellows of the American Bar FoundationFellow2011 - Present
Arizona's Finest LawyersBoard of Advisors2011 - Present
Council on Litigation ManagementMember2010 - Present
Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section of ABAFellow2010 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
American Law InstituteMember2002 - Present
Arizona Association of Defense CounselPresident1995 - 1997
Nevada Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2008
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionCouncil1992 - 1995
Federation of Defense and Corporate CounselMember1991 - Present
Valley Big BrothersBoard of Directors1981 - 1982
Central Arizona Health Systems AgencyBoard of Directors1979 - 1981
Arizona Bar AssociationMember1975 - 2008
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel QuarterlyContinuing Bad Faith: Theory of Liability or Rule of Evidence?2001
The BriefTwice Bitten: Violations of Ethical Rules as Evidence of Legal Malpractice2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Arizona State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ACI National Bad Faith ForumAn Insurer's Duty to Settle2014
Mealey's Bad Faith ConferenceRecent Developments Affecting an Insurer's Duty to Defend2004
DRI Bad Faith ConferenceSettling Without an Insurer's Consent2002
Mealey's Bad Faith ConferenceDefending Against Claims of Continuing Bad Faith2001
ACI National Bad Faith ConferenceContinuing Bad Faith2001
ACI Advanced Insurance Coverage ConferenceConcurrent Causation in First Party Insurance Claims2001
ABA Center for Professional Responsibility National Conf.Ethical Implications of Compliance with Insurer Billking Guidelines2000
Mealey's Bad Faith ConferenceEthical Issues in Handling Bad Faith Cases1999