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Christopher F. Wilson
Senior Counsel

Christopher Wilson is currently focusing his practice on disputes and transactions involving construction law, employment law, insurance coverage, surety issues, contractor licensing issues, solar power plant construction issues, arbitration, and mediation.

Christopher has a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School and a Magna Cum Laude undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Lanak & Hanna, Christopher worked 9 years at a major US law firm, currently 10th largest in the US, as well as multiple years as principal of his own law firm. Before engaging in the private practice of law, he spent four years as an attorney and Captain in the US Army JAG Corps, serving as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and federal magistrate, at various times, in Europe as well as Northern California.

Christopher was also a founding Board Member of the ADR Section of the LA County Bar Association. He has written published articles for the LA Lawyer and California Lawyer concerning use of mock juries and recovery of emotional distress damages in economic loss cases. He has also written published articles for the LA Daily Journal and the LA County Bar Litigation Section about giving depositions and mediation procedures. His research and writing activities have included publishing quarterly reports for the LA County Bar ADR Section about current ADR and Arbitration Developments.

Christopher F. Wilson



Every case is an opportunity to push boundaries and achieve exceptional results. I am driven by a passion for justice and a relentless pursuit of excellence. I listen carefully to understand my client’s unique needs and goals, then tailor my strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for them.


Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Surety, Subrogation and Indemnity
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
Vanderbilt University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
University of Virginia Law School, J.D.
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
US Supreme Court
State Bar of California
Published Articles
Reported Cases

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