Christopher Banys started Banys, P.C. with one goal in mind: providing intelligent, effective advocacy to help his clients achieve justice. Whether he’s helping an inventor protect her invention in a complex patent-infringement case, helping the victim of a serious personal injury get the help he needs to pay his medical bills and rebuild his life, or working free of charge to help a homeless family stay in emergency shelter, Mr. Banys’ brings his passion for justice to every client, in every case.
Mr. Banys’ commitment to justice includes lending a hand to those in need who cannot afford legal help, earning him pro bono awards including: An Equal Justice America fellowship; several law firm awards, including pro bono associate of the year; the Legal Services for Children’s 2008 Pro Bono Advocate Award; and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Northern District of California’s Silicon Valley Pro Bono Project in 2011.
Prior to founding Banys, P.C., Mr. Banys started and lead the Palo Alto office of a promient national trial firm and ran that firm’s intellectual property practice for five years, and before that, had been associated with several prominent Silicon Valley law firms.
Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Banys lives in the heart of Silicon Valley with his wife, children and a lovable pit bull named Spencer. He is an outdoorsman and a commercially-rated pilot.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Licensed since 2003
Hourly ($500-600/hour), Contingent (33-50%)
Chris is a highly talented litigator and a fierce advocate for his clients, both in and out of the courtroom. Not only does he possess excellent trial skills, but he also has great judgment and is able to develop and implement efficient and cost-effective strategies to help his clients achieve their goals.
Richard Lin Intellectual Property Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Lawyers on The Fast Track||The Recorder||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Pro Bono Advocate||Legal Services for Children||2008|
|2007 Pro Bono Associate of the Year||Howrey||2007|
|Negotiation Competition Winner||Boston University||2002|
|Dean's Scholar||Boston Univeristy||2000|
|Founder||Banys, P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||The Lanier Law Firm||2008 - 2013|
|Attorney||Howrey||2006 - 2008|
|Attorney||McManis Faulkner & Morgan||2005 - 2006|
|Attorney||Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder, LLP||2002 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|The Public Justice Foundation||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Founder; Intellectual Property Litigation Group||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Oxford University||Law||Visiting Scholar||2003|
|University of California Berkeley||Spanish||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|University of California - Berkeley||Portuguese||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|California Trial Evidence 2014||Expert Witness & Evidence||2014|
|Winter Convention; IP Litigation Group||Financing Inter Partes Reviews||2013|
|Summer Convention; IP Litigation Group||New Developments in Patent Litigation||2013|
|Powered By Cloud 2010||Patent Litigation In The Cloud||2010|