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Christopher M von Maack

Litigation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

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also known as Christopher Von Maack

  • State Years
    Utah - UT 19 years
    California - CA 19 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    95%

    19 years, 100 cases

  2. Appeals
    5%

    19 years, 10 cases

Christopher M. Von Maack is a civil trial lawyer focusing on disputes in the areas of contract, intellectual property (e.g., copyright, trademark, and trade secret), partnership, real property, and unfair competition. He is licensed to practice law in Utah and California and is a partner at McNeill | Von Maack.

Mr. Von Maack is ranked in Chambers USA and maintains an AV Preeminent peer-review rating and a Preeminent client-review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has consistently been included on the list of Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, an honor given to only the top 2.5% of attorneys practicing in the Intermountain West.  He has also been voted by his peers as one of Utah's Legal Elite, as published in Utah Business Magazine.

His representative clients include publicly-traded, mid-sized, and startup companies facing ‘bet-the-company' disputes.  Recent results include the following:

•    Successfully defended a Direct Selling Association ("DSA") company against a $27 million claim in a New York arbitration proceeding.
•    Favorably resolved dispute amongst feuding law enforcement unions in Utah.
•    Obtained multiple temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, partial summary judgment rulings, and civil contempt citations in a microdermabrasion trademark and copyright case in federal court in Utah.
•    Obtained a rare bad-faith dismissal of an adversary's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Delaware.
•    Obtained dismissal of engineering malpractice dispute in federal court in the Central District of California.

Mr. Von Maack graduated from UCLA with a degree in English and a specialization in Business Administration.  He obtained his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif (top 10%) and was a writer and editor for the McGeorge Law Review.  

Prior to starting McNeill | Von Maack, Mr. Von Maack was a partner at Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Pamela T. Greenwood of the Utah Court of Appeals.

He is a member of the Committee on the Model Utah Jury Instructions ("MUJI"), Utah Supreme Court Professionalism Counseling Board, and David K. Watkiss-Sutherland II Inns of Court.  He was previously a member of the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Professionalism, co-chair of the Utah State Bar Young Lawyers Division Committee on Professionalism and the Practice of Law, and member of the Utah State Bar's Governmental Relations Committee.

Mr. Von Maack serves on the board of trustees for Rowland Hall St. Mark's School and is a director for the R. Harold Burton Foundation.  Previously, he served on the boards of Preservation Utah and the Salt Lake Honorary Colonels and on the Utah finance comittees for Jon Huntsman's and John McCain's presidential bids.

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Location

McNeill | Von Maack
175 S Main St Ste 1050
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

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Posted by Parsons | September 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Came Highly recommended, exceeded expectations!
Mr. Von Maack is great to work with. His ability to quickly understand and relate with issues is second to none. His fair and honest way of doing business is refreshing and for our case, helped bring fast resolution to what could have been a lengthy court battle.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood
  • 2005 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • Utah Court Of Appeals
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Teaching Assistant
  • McGeorge School Of Law, University Of The Pacific
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Research Assistant
  • McGeorge School Of Law, University Of The Pacific
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Viridian Network, LLC adv. Caruso
  • $27 million defense verdict.
  • ClearOne Communications, Inc. v. Biamp Systems Corporation
  • $10.5 million jury verdict
  • Haug v. La Caille Restaurant Corporation
  • $4.7 million jury veridct
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Associations

  • R. Harold Burton Foundation
  • Director
  • 2018 - Present
  • Rowland Hall St. Mark's School
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2014 - Present
  • David K. Watkiss - Sutherland II American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2005 - Present
  • Salt Lake Honorary Colonels
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Huntsman 2012 Utah Finance Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Cancer Society
  • Ambassador
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Utah Heritage Foundation
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Utah Supreme Court Standing Committee on Professionalism
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Utah State Bar, Governmental Relations Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • McCain 2008 Utah Finance Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Utah State Bar, Young Lawyers Section
  • Executive Board
  • 2005 - 2010
  • McGeorge Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2003 - 2004
  • McGeorge Law Review
  • Comment Writer
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Sigma Chi, Delta Eta Chapter
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Rowland Hall St. Mark's School
  • Student Body President
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • International Water Law
  • Witkin
  • 2004
  • Order of the Coif
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 2004
  • Legal Writing
  • Witkin
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Utah Bar Journal
  • • Civility in the Practice of Law: A Young Lawyer’s Perspective
  • 2006
  • Utah Bar Journal
  • • “A Relatively Simple Matter” – Navigating the Utah Discovery Rule
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Seminar
  • Utah Standards of Professionalism & Civility - Gaining Traction and Growing Teeth
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Christopher
Litigation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris von Maack is an extraordinary lawyer with and against whom I have litigated several times over the years. He is very highly skilled, intelligent and knowledgeable. I could not recommend him more highly."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on several cases with Chris. He is an excellent attorney with an incredible attention to detail. He is creative, and works hard to maximize his clients' interests."
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Salt Lake City Litigation Lawyer Christopher M von Maack
Christopher M von Maack
Litigation Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 19 years