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A founding partner of Kaplan Ludmer LLP, Christopher L. Ludmer was selected as one of San Diego’s Top Young Attorneys by the San Diego Daily Transcript. His practice emphasizes general civil and business litigation, as well as specialized criminal defense, in both state and federal courts. Mr. Ludmer has successfully represented and counseled individuals and companies in a wide variety of matters including federal and state criminal investigations and trials, contract disputes, legal malpractice, insurance disputes, fraud, real property disputes, military courts martial and administrative challenges to government agency action. Mr. Ludmer speaks Japanese and German as well as English.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
  3. Consumer Protection: 15%
  4. Military Law: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel Alex Andrist

    It is my pleasure to endorse attorney Chris Ludmer. As my colleague at a major San Diego law firm for several years, he proved to be an exceedingly capable attorney, a highly professional practitioner, and an energetic advocate for his clients. It is a privilege to be associated with such an excellent representative of the legal profession.


    Daniel Andrist Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    Chris is a terrific lawyer, and I have no hesitation in highly recommending him. He is extremely sharp, quick on his feet and has great common sense. You cannot go wrong if he is in your corner.


    Jeremy Warren Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Kaplan Ludmer LLP

Kaplan Ludmer LLP
3563 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92103


PAAdministrative Suspension199610/04/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2009
Murray S. Love Award for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerKaplan Ludmer LLP2012 - Present
PartnerSeltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, A Law Corporation2005 - 2012
Litigation Team LeaderU.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (Jag) At The Pentagon, Washington, Dc2001 - 2005
Senior Trial CounselU.S. Navy Jag Corps1997 - 2001
ClerkU.S. District Court1995 - 1996
AssociatePrice Waterhouse Cooopers, LLP1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh ChapterMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Llumina PressTrail of the Giant2004
Nina ScogginThe Pentagon Attack: A Tribute in Memory of Workers Who Perished2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawN/AJuris DoctorN/A
Bucknell UniversityBusiness and Japanese StudiesBSBAN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationJury SelectionN/A