Christopher Banys and team bring intelligent, effective advocacy to courtrooms around the nation.
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
Hourly ($500-600/hour), contingent (33-50%)
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Dana Taschner, Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I met Chris when he was overseeing a team of lawyers in one of the largest IP cases in the United States. He brings tremendous knowledge, skill, and professional commitment to every case and every client. Chris is a proven leader in our profession and an example of what every lawyer should strive to be: skilled, honest, experienced, professional, and committed to the best interests of his clients. Highest recommendation.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|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|
|SAI vs Qualcomm||Won $12.5M Jury Verdict|
|Paton vs AMD||successful settlement|
|Prust v. Apple, (E.D. Tex.; N.D. Cal.)||Success!|
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|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|