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Christopher G. Findlater

Personal injury Attorney at Reston, VA

5.0   17 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Auto Accidents If you were involved in a car accident, at the hands of another driver’s negligence, we want to hear your story. You may have concerns about the payment of medical bills, lost time at work, damage to your car or motorcycle, or calls from the insurance company of the driver at fault. Maybe, the at-fault driver does not have insurance. We understand. You will want an attorney by your side. Other practice areas: Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents, Premises Liability, Dog Bites

  2. Car accident
    25%
    Auto Accidents If you were involved in a car accident, at the hands of another driver’s negligence, we want to hear your story. You may have concerns about the payment of medical bills, lost time at work, damage to your car or motorcycle

  3. Guardianship
    10%
    A guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed by the Court for a case, involving a minor or a person who is incapacitated (incapable of taking care of oneself physically or financially). They are advocates tasked with securing results that are in the best interest of the child or incapacitated person, which can include elderly people. Juvenile cases can include child abuse cases, adoption, or custody disputes. They are also used in cases, where a child has reached a personal injury settlement.

  4. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    Motorcycle Accidents If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, at the hands of another driver’s negligence, we want to hear your story. You may have concerns about the payment of medical bills, lost time at work, damage to your motorcycle.

  5. Animal and dog bites
    5%

Prior to starting The Law Office of Christopher G. Findlater, PLLC, Chris worked for the trial division of Nationwide Insurance™, a Fortune 100 ™ insurance company. As a Nationwide Insurance trial attorney for several years, his primary focus was car accident cases. He defended individuals and companies from lawsuits, and as a subrogation attorney, filed lawsuits against individuals and companies. Subsequently, Chris worked for a period of time at a national insurance defense law firm, where he handled a variety of cases that included complex personal injury, premises liability, and other general liability matters.

Chris now brings his passion, experience, and insight as to how lawsuits work, from both adversarial positions, to every case, in his fight to accomplish great results for his clients at The Law Office of Christopher G. Findlater.

The Law Office of Christopher G. Findlater is a law firm that represents people, who were injured or damaged as a result of the negligence of others. We seek to make people whole again, by securing the relief and justice they deserve through negotiation and the court system. The Law Office of Christopher G. Findlater, or sometimes referred to as the Findlater Law Firm, also views it as a privilege to serve as guardian ad litem, when appointed by the Court to serve in such capacity.

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Licensed for 13 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Christopher

The Law Office of Christopher G. Findlater, PLLC
Mailing Address: 11654 Plaza America Drive #607
Reston, VA, 20190

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2022
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Excellent!
From start to finish: Christopher was very attentive to every component in regards to my case. I appreciate how he maintained close communication with me in spite of my busy schedule. Whenever I had questions or concerns, I could rely on Christopher for a thorough explanation. I’m grateful for his dedication and hard work! Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
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Evaluation and Review
Mr. Findlater, Esq. was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions in a clear and concise manner. He knew all of the angles and ramifications of the case and helped me all the way through it. His knowledge and professionalism is a real asset and I feel like he is truly a friend of mine.
Posted by Crystal | December 28, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer
I was in a car accident in VA on my way home to Florida from a family trip. No lawyer was willing to take me except Mr. Findlater since I was an out of state client. I called about thirty different lawyers and they all told me it was either going to be difficult to win such a case since of the different laws in each state or because I had no case. Well Mr. Findlater thought otherwise and worked real hard on my case and needless to say we won! Thank you Mr. Findlater for not giving up on me and for giving me a chance! He also referred my wife to another lawyer he knew so she could also get compensated for her injuries and she also won her case. Again, thank you so much!
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Posted by Robert | October 5, 2021
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Great attorney
Mr. Findlater was an excellent attorney for me and my family. He was responsive to my inquiries, explained the legal process in advance and pursued my rights aggressively. Although I hope I never need his services, I would retain for other legal matters. And I would recommend him to family and friends looking for an attorney.
Posted by Glenda | July 29, 2021
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A great choice
My family and I were involved in a MVA in Virginia while on vacation. We live out of state and worried we would not find a law firm able to handle our case. Our decision to hire Attorney Findlater was a blessing. He was very professional, compassionate and thorough in his representation. His knowledge of the law was on full display during our court hearing and he won judgments in our favor. We highly recommend this law firm. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
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Slip and Fall
Upon taking my case Mr Findlater handled my case with the utmost professionalism. He promptly responded to all of my questions and concerns throughout the length of the case. I strongly recommend anyone looking for representation not to hesitate to call Mr. Findlater. He fought for the best outcome possible in my case with integrity and professionalism. There many attorneys out there that after they take your case you barely hear from them or take forever to get back to you, not the case with Chris. I strongly recommend Christopher Findlater for anyone requiring representation.
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Posted by Amara | November 5, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer -- Highly Recommend!
Chris came as a referral from a friend and streamlined my personal injury case. He is smart, professional, ethical, and operates with a high level of integrity. He was quick and responded to everything in a timely manner. He stayed in communication by providing regular updates along with any and all details, options, and any recommendations. What I appreciated most was his patience for answering and addressing any concerns I had. I was pleased with the outcome and my experience working with him. Working with Chris, you get quality, results, and a peace of mind. I highly recommend him and would work with him again.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2020
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Excellence!
Christopher Findlater has gone above and beyond to assist me with my legal matter. What impressed me most was his ability to communicate his actions and strategies. Legal issues can take a long time to resolve. I never had to call him and wonder what was going on with my case. He did very well in predicting the opposing counsel's tactics. This lead to a favorable outcome and, most importantly, he made this process painless. Thank you Chris!!
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Posted by Karen | April 6, 2020
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Trusted choice for personal injury
Findlater and his team were thorough and professional from the start. A clear plan was devised from gathering supporting documentation, costs, discussions on settlement, and litigation possibilities right to the end and delivery of the settlement check. Information exchange was organized using a secure online portal which made it easier to upload/download items and track progress and tasks. My case was not necessarily an easy one, but I was confident that Chris was knowledgeable on the procedures and variables we could face, and was patient with me to make sure I understood our goals and possible outcomes. I definitely recommend hiring this legal team for your case.
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Posted by Cristina | April 4, 2020
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Strong representative in personal injury case
I was hit by a car as a pedestrian in a crosswalk. While you might think that was an open and shut case, the driver's insurance company tried hard to reduce their payment to the minimum. Mr. Findlater worked card to find video of the accident and other evidence to put together a strong case for court, in case the insurer did not come up with an acceptable offer. Thanks to his detailed prep for court, he did persuade the company to give me a decent offer in the end. I would definitely never have achieved this settlement on my own. He explained what my options were every step of the way, was clear on what to expect, and worked hard for over a year to get the settlement I wanted.
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Posted by Virginia Blevins | October 28, 2019
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Chris Findlater is very Professional, very attentive,and most importantly he is honest.
Mr.Findlater was very punctional in getting all the reports and notes Available, and always made me aware of of everything, I made the Final call, but always advised me what was to my advantage. He is Truly a real Attorney that is fair and honest.h
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2019
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Highly recommend!
We hired Chris to help us recover expenses after being hit by a commercial vehicle. We began working with him in December and had our case settled by April. He was easy to communicate with, always kept us in the loop, worked quickly and had very reasonable fees. The outcome was better than we ever expected. We would work with him again in a heartbeat and have already recommended him to an acquaintance who was recently in an accident.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2019
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Great choice for my first legal hire
Chris helped me through a personal injury claim involving a drunk driver. He was a referral from a much larger firm and I was more than pleased with his work. In fact, I wish I'd called him immediately following the accident as I was unsure of all the steps I needed to take . He was very patient with all my questions regarding the case and process. After retaining Chris he was very clear on his projected outcome and the litigation plan. Ultimately I was happy with the result and would definitely use him again.
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Posted by Michael | December 28, 2018
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Awesome Lawyer
My case was a little bit complicated, and I had another lawyer before him, but he left my case and I was looking for another lawyer, but no one accepted the case. My friend told me about Mr. Chris. When I went there he listened to me and he believed in me . I would like to thank Mr. Chris. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and a smart lawyer. He was available all of the time to answer my call. He communicated with me every step of the way. I highly recommended lawyer Chris.
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Posted by Dawn | November 29, 2018
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Attorney Christopher Findlater is a polished, focused, professional and an outstanding advocate.
Battered and suffering loss in a car accident, I engaged The Law Office of Christopher Findlater and every day thereafter, I rejoiced in that decision due to the exceptional service Chris Findlater provided. I am tremendously grateful to Mr. Findlater. His compassion is sincere. His knowledge of the laws and his legal advice are rock solid. Of this I am certain; his thorough preparation for the court appearance and his laser focus during the trial ensured that the judgment I received was fair. Chris was extremely professional, patiently answered all my questions and carefully addressed all my concerns. What I valued most was the sense he always gave me that my case was foremost in his thoughts and on his agenda. I also valued how committed he was to promptly and thoroughly attending to all communications. He always kept me well informed of the status of my case by providing updates, unsolicited. Throughout, I felt in my bones that he was busy working on my behalf. I was pleased with both the high level of professionalism and the constant concern for my best interest. In working with Chris, I observed that he values integrity and doing the right thing above all else. He is one of the most ethical lawyers I know. I so trust his integrity and admire his work ethic that I highly recommend him to anyone and I will rely on his judgment should I need an attorney in other domains. In addition to all of this, he is a genuinely nice person.
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Posted by Barbara | July 2, 2018
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Advocate for You
Christopher Findlater, is an advocate for you. I was the victim of another’s careless action and negligence. Where would I turn for guidance as I was at the mercy of insurance companies who did not want to compensate. Or worse, I could be dealing with an uninsured motorist. I reached out to Christopher Findlater, and he patiently listened. Findlater kept me informed and provided expert advice and choices of action for me to consider. We worked as a team together through out the entire process. Findlater is knowledgeable and extremely professional. He knows the law and understands how the insurance business operates having first hand experience in that Industry. Christopher analyzed the situation and then mapped out a strategic plan of action. He worked tirelessly to go above and beyond for me. I highly endorse and recommend Findlater as the Lawyer to represent your case. Christopher Findlater is the one that you want on your side...the advocate for you. Barbara
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Posted by Jackson | January 12, 2017
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Great choice & an excellent lawyer.
Christopher did a wonderful job from start to finish! He and his team are really great with communication providing updates every step of the way and although my case was a bit different and likely required some additional research he always made it feel like my case was of the upmost priority. No one wants to be in a situation where they need to hire a lawyer but I would hire him again in an instant. Christopher Findlater is an excellent choice and I can't recommend him enough.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney/Managing Member
  • The Law Office of Christopher G. Findlater, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Liability & Casualty Defense Associate Attorney
  • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Trial Attorney
  • Robey, Teumer, Drash, Kimbrell & Counts (Nationwide Trial Division)
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Alexandria Circuit Court, 18th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia
  • 2009 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)
  • 2009
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018

Publications

  • Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • A Citizen’s Moral Responsibility: The Seven Commandments of Quarantine and Isolation Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a hardworking, bright, and honest lawyer who works to deliver the best results for his personal injury clients either through settlement or at trial."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a good friend of mine and a hard working attorney. He's got great experience behind him, having worked with solid attorneys at great firms. He knows personal injury law, he's very articulate, and a hard working guy. Anyone would be lucky to have him on their side."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christopher is trustworthy, reliable, and compassionate for his clients. He has my endorsement as an attorney and guardian for children."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first came to know Chris years ago when he was my opposing counsel on a personal injury lawsuit. Since then, he and I have had numerous other cases against one another. Chris is always professional, prepared, intelligent, and a strong advocate for his client. During my years of practice, I have come to know which attorneys would be strong and capable opponents, and I always placed Chris in this category. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone in need of an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris has a tremendous amount of integrity and professionalism. I have known him for many years and highly recommend him as a highly competent and knowledgeable attorney to anyone in need of personal injury or guardianship assistance."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as he is knowledgeable and hard working for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris has been practicing in the personal injury area of law for over 6 years and worked for one of the nation's largest insurance companies in the trial division before moving to the plaintiff's side of the table. Chris has a gift for understanding the human element of a case and shows a strong sensitivity for his clients and colleagues. He embodies the "counselor" designation for lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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