|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|American Jurisprudence Award - Uniform Commercial Code||Western State University College of Law||1991|
|American Jurispridence Award - Contracts II||Western State University College of Law||1990|
|Partner||Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Callahan, Thompson, Sherman & Caudill, LLP||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Callahan, McCune & Willis, LLC||2001 - 2009|
|Attorney||Stewart, Dimmick, Marshall & Zell||1997 - 2001|
|Associate||Callahan McCune & Willis||1992 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Dealer Counsel||Full Member||2011 - Present|
|Lomeli, et al v. Arrow Truck and Jody Johnson||Defense Verdict as to all defendants|
|Dalpe v. DCH Auto Group; JAMS ref. no. 120004427||Award in favor of Defendant DCH Auto Group|
|Stone v. Raceway Ford; Riverside County Superior Court Case No. JCCP 4476||$1.5 million dollar judgment in favor of Defendant Raceway Ford on all causes of action except one individual claim for misrepresentation.|
|See all legal cases|
|Lexology.com||California Supreme Court Decides That There is No "Universal Rule" for whether and Arbitrator or Judge Determines the Availability of Classwide Arbitration||2016|
|AALRR||California Supreme Court upholds class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements||2014|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||law||1992|
|California St Univ Fullerton||Communications||Undergraduate||1987|
Posted by Tom Owings
For the last 13 years I have been fortunate to call Kellie Christianson my Lawyer. She has stood confidently by my side as we have traversed California’s torturous legal climate.
Among the many cases Kellie defended my company against was a $60 million law suit that could have bankrupted the corporation and cost 200 people their jobs. She prevailed in court after 5 years and won a $1.5 million fee award. The decision was appealed and Kellie prevailed on appeal.
Talk to anyone and they will tell you that she is intelligent, a fast learner, legally insightful and hard working. However, that is not what makes her a great lawyer. Besides the desire to win, which she has, Kellie has the important attributes that distinguish her as a great lawyer:
1. Kellie’s greatest attribute is her loyalty to her clients. She owns her client’s problems and will do everything possible to help her clients succeed.
2. Kellie accepts feedback when clients offer it. She knows the law and understands her client’s business. Kellie knows what makes her clients successful and understands the client’s preferred form of communication.
3. Kellie gets the legal work done and gives practical advice in the context of knowing her client’s business. She does what she says she’ll do when she said she would.
4. Kellie always project confidence, but never arrogance. She arrives fully prepared and is a real presence in any meeting or appearance.
5. Kellie is always available and accessible to her clients. However, more important than answering her phone when it rings, she makes other people’s phones ring on your behalf.
Good lawyers are thought of as capable and are expected to do a good job but great lawyers are loyal their clients. They have the ability to get others to listen to them and they know when to let things go and when to dig in their heels. By every definition Kellie S. Christianson has earned the distinction of be called a “Great Lawyer” and an even greater friend.
Carter Mudge, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Kellie has exceptional skills and is extremely conscientious. She is always thoroughly prepared and is creative in her approach. I have referred clients to her in the past who needed help with employment related matters. Highly recommend.