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Christopher Chevreaux Vader

Personal injury Attorney at Palm Springs, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    Serious injury and death in State and Federal Courts.

  2. Civil rights
    20%
    Police brutality, death and violations of rights.

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Construction, business disputes, class actions, consumer cases.

For 20 years, Christopher C. Vader has been practicing in the field of personal injury and has successfully handled thousands of claims during that time. This attorney is passionate about finding justice for his clients. He submerses himself into every case to ensure that he has all of the information that he needs to provide his clients with fair compensation while they recover. With a strong understanding of the law, judges, and practices, Christopher C. Vader, APLC is able to achieve the best results for every client because of his knowledge of the insurance industry. He is best known for his efforts on the case Don vs. Unum, which resulted in a $46 million settlement, where relief was provided to every member of the class action case.

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Location

Christopher C. Vader PC
801 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 101
Palm Springs, CA, 92262

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Reviews

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Posted by Dave | January 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our experience
First, my sincerest apologies to Chris, Pam, and all the staff for my complete negligence and selfish tardiness in posting these reviews of our experience. My only excuse and defense is that I have been having way too much fun these past few months with the toys I have always hoped for in my “Golden Years” of retirement. I.e. Kubota Tractor, hydraulic dump, flat bed, and now constructing a pole barn to store it. My wife, I, and our Minnie Aussie departed our Olympia, WA home on the start of a month long retirement “road trip of a lifetime.” On day two we were hit by a drunk driver in Joshua Tree, CA. While we were all relatively unharmed our brand new (3,500 miles) GMC truck was totaled. We returned back to Olympia six days later and asked ourselves, “what the heck just happened and now what?” I sat down and composed a six page narrative of what happened describing what was going on in our lives before, at the time, and after, this horrific incident. At the same time, Leta was searching for a personal injury lawyer. After much debate and settling on two, we flipped a coin and Leta won. I am SO glad she did. I am confident that this narrative assisted Chris greatly in determining the value of our case and, more importantly, who we are, our history, feelings, dreams, etc. And he was able to achieve this without us ever having hade face to face communication. We did have, however, enjoy many hours on the phone at both the beginning and at the end of our near 18 month association. And none of that time on the phone was created for “billing hours.” It was all on Chris’s dime. Chris worked tirelessly in communication with both the defendant’s insurance company, as well as ours to obtain the maximum “underinsured motorist” coverage we carry. Ultimately, we were awarded the maximum limits allowable on both policies. We each received two checks, one from the drunk drivers insurance, and one from ours. We just renewed with our insurance and I have not noticed any increase in premium. The only way we could have received more money would have been to go to court with a jury trial. Given our Covid-19 environment and the snail’s pace the court is moving, I believe Chris advised us correctly in accepting the full limit offer. I can never thank this firm enough and would, without hesitancy, recommend them to anyone who has been wrongly injured in the Palm Springs area. I’m still looking forward to footing the bill for a meal at Elmer’s.
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Posted by Leta | December 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice
We had the misfortune of being 1200 miles and 2 states away from home when we were broadsided by a drunk driver in Feb. 2019. Our new truck was totaled right in the middle of 29 Palms Highway. Our injuries were not life threatening thanks to air bags and other safety features. We found Christopher Vader, who along with his trusted sidekick, Pam Kitchens, handled all the details, medical billing, communicating with insurance adjusters and providing us with frequent updates. When it seemed like we were preparing to settle with all involved parties, the Courts shut down due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Chris remained optimistic and by mid summer we received the maximum payout awarded by the Insurance companies. We couldn't be happier with the process and outcome. Thank you Chris (and Pam)!
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Posted by David | September 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Mr. Vader was my choice for attorney for a personal injury event I had in Palm Springs, 1,000 miles away from my home. He listened carefully to my case, evaluated me as much as I did him, and was completely honest about the possible outcomes, promising nothing more than hard and honest work. And that is what I received; skilled and careful preparation all done with an honestly friendly demeanor that resulted in a fair settlement. I felt included and valued as a client and Mr. Vader respected my own professionalism and communication skills, consulting at all times for consensus and agreement on the path of the case. When the case settled, Mr. Vader showed the content of his character with clarity. An error of the written word, in the firm's favor, was corrected in my favor, honoring our handshake agreement. And he was the one finding the error, not I.
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Posted by Chris | June 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Insurance litigation
Mr. Vader expertly handled my case, resolving it in the least amount of time possible, and with the best resolution possible. I highly recommend him for any legal issues regarding insurance. Mr. Vader worked for me as a consultant in a complex case that needed his expertise to ensure that my insurance company resolved the case in my favor.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Christopher Vader
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Perter R. Cabrera
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Early, Maslach & Baukol
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Robie and Matthai
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Colorado
  • MA - Masters
  • 1992
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Don v Unum 13-4502-DSF (VBK)
  • 46.0 million dollar present value.

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Oral Argument
  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Ares Fellow
  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Computer Legal Research for the Novice
  • Computer Legal Research for the Novice
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Christopher
Business Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly cares for his clients and works hard. Very professional and kind to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an outstanding lawyer. He has a firm grasp of the law in his field and works very hard for his clients. Chris has a great reputation among his fellow lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the best. Genuinely cares about his clients and always puts their interests first."
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Palm Springs Personal injury Lawyer Christopher Chevreaux Vader
Christopher Chevreaux Vader
Personal injury Attorney
Palm Springs, CA
Licensed for 26 years
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