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Christopher David Banys

Litigation Attorney at Santa Clara, CA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Banys, P.C.

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    25%
    The Trial Lawyers at Banys, P.C. have extensive experience with a wide variety of employment-law matters. Banys, P.C. serves as lead counsel for hundreds of California employees in class actions and individual cases involving unpaid wages, unpaid ben

    21 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    The lawyers at Banys, P.C. have significant experience helping individuals and businesses of all sizes deal with disputes. Banys, P.C. helps companies whose competitors breach contracts, use unfair competition and commit illegal acts to gain an unfair business advantage. When a competitor tries to cheat to win, Banys, P.C. helps businesses fight back, giving our clients the advantage.

    21 years

  3. Consumer protection
    20%
    False Claims Act/Qui Tam claims including fraudulent medical billing, false claims for government benefits, substitution of substandard materials and fraudulent billing by government contractors, construction defect and malfunction of medical devices.

    13 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    The trial lawyers at Banys, P.C. have spent years helping those seriously injured by others’ negligence. A serious accident can cause more than just personal injury; medical bills and time away from work can cause significant financial harm, making the road to recovery that much longer. Banys, P.C. helps the injured in Silicon Valley on the way to physical and financial health by providing a tough, talented and tenacious legal team that will fight for you.

    21 years

  5. Intellectual property
    10%
    Banys, P.C. handles a wide variety of patent-infringement cases for clients around the world. When a competitor or major corporation infringes a patent, it takes unfair advantage of the inventor’s hard work and creative genius – freeriding on the work of others. The trial lawyers at Banys, P.C. bring years of experience in patent litigation to bear to help inventors and start ups stand up to infringers, no matter their size, each and every day.

    21 years

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.

 

 

 

 

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Location

Banys, P.C.
1030 Duane Ave
Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Banys, P.C.
4900 Davenport Creek Road
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
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Posted by Dana | December 10, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Top Lawyer - Smart, Honest, Experienced
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 litigation lawyer should strive to be: skilled, honest, tough, highly experienced, and committed to the best interests of his clients. Highest recommendation.
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Posted by Tony | October 15, 2014
Fantastic Team
I was sued by a former employer and need a legal team that could effectively defend me and clear my name in a technology dispute. I couldn't have found a better team than Chris Banys and Richard Lin, and also I couldn't be more pleased with the resolution of my case. From day one, I was impressed with their professionalism, empathy, sense of ethics, and patience as they worked with me to get the information they needed to represent my interests. I really can't provide more detail about the case specifics, but trust me, when faced with an aggressive adversary hoping to steamroll over you, you definitely want Mr. Banys on your side in the courtroom.
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Posted by victor | November 4, 2013
Great and Trustworthy Lawyer got the JOB DONE!!!!
Chris Banys was very knowledgeable in this area. He helped me throughout the whole dispute, advised me of my rights and did everything he could to keep the cost down. He started off by reviewing my leases, and sent my landlord various letters. When we filed suit he did everything that he could to move things along. Chris was very aggressive in his approaches because I knew that from prior experiences with my landlord that he had to be. When the case settled Chris got me everything that I deserved and I didn’t have to give my landlord anything. It was a great win and I would always hire him for any matter that comes up. He treated me like part of his family and kept me posted all the time. He is a great fighter and knows what he is doing.
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Posted by Jesse | September 30, 2013
Awesome team at Banys, PC
Chris and his team at Banys, P.C. helped me in negotiating contracts with a much Larger Corporation with regards to an Art Licensing deal, couldn't have done it without them. They were very helpful and knowledgable on the subject.
Posted by Jim | September 10, 2013
The best legal representation when you need it
We found Chris to be very personable,professional, and thorough. He took a great deal of his time to explain everything, and always kept us informed. At a time of stress and great emotion, he was our "firewall". Chris is a very stand-up guy.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-600 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Oxford University
  • Visiting Scholar
  • 2003
  • University of California Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Diplomat
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Lawyers on The Fast Track
  • The Recorder
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • AIPLA Spring Meeting
  • Managing Multidistrict and Pseudo-MDL Patent Litigation
  • 2017
  • Winter Convention; IP Litigation Group
  • Financing Inter Partes Reviews
  • 2013
  • Summer Convention; IP Litigation Group
  • New Developments in Patent Litigation
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (11)
Endorse Christopher
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 10
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."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"We litigated against Chris on an important patent matter. He showed himself a tough and aggressive, yet professional opponent, who argued persuasively at a key hearing."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris is a highly talented litigator and a fierce advocate for his clients, both in and out of the courtroom. Not only does he possess excellent trial skills, but he also has great judgment and is able to develop and implement efficient and cost-effective strategies to help his clients achieve their goals."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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