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Christopher Lang – Civil Defense Attorney, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

Christopher J. Lang is a graduate of Saint Louis University, where he received his B.S. in Business Management in 1994. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1998, and was admitted to the State Bar of Missouri in 1998; the State Bar of Kansas in 1999, and the State Bar of Illinois in 1999.

Chris is a member of The Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and the St. Louis County Bar Association, where he has served as a member of the Executive Committee. He has also participated in the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers’ Trial Academy as well as the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy in Boulder, Colorado.

Chris has also been honored with an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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EXPERIENCE

Chris has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases at both state and federal levels throughout the Midwest  involving:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Toxic torts
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Defamation
  • Employment
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Construction
  • First and third party insurance coverage
  • Bad faith claims
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> BLOG POSTS

Winter is Coming! It’s Time to Dig out the Immunity Under The Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act

With the coming of winter Illinoisans are once again getting their snow shovels and ice melt ready to remove the white stuff from their residential driveways and sidewalks.  The question is, what is a residential property owners’ duty to remove snow? [...]

The Looming Attack on Damage Caps in Missouri Medical Malpractice Cases

The issue of damage caps is an area of ongoing litigation in Missouri.  A new case has just been handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court which provides some clarity on the issue of statutory damage caps on non-economic damages but fails to fully resolv [...]

Phillip Bryant and Nicholas Meriage Granted Motion to Dismiss on a Repossession Injury Claim

PS Partner: J. Phillip Bryant PS Associate: Nicholas P. Meriage We represented: Phillip Christophel, and Stealth Recovery, LLC  Venue: Circuit Court of County of St. Louis Facts: Plaintiff sued for alleged injuries arising out of the repos [...]

> CASES WON

Gary Snodgrass, William Thomas, and Nick Meriage Obtain Total Exoneration Verdict for Geotechnical Engineering Company Professional Liability Negligence Claim

PS Partners: Gary Snodgrass, William Thomas PS Associate:  Nick Meriage We represented: Tech Services to Go, Inc., d/b/a Tsi Engineering, Inc. Venue: St. Louis County Circuit Court Facts: Negligence claim. Design-build contractor Ch [...]

Plaintiff Verdict Obtained for Safety National Casualty Corporation

Chris Lang, Safety National Casualty Corporation v. Austin Resolutions, Inc. Partner who tried case: Christopher J. Lang We represented: Safety National Casualty Corporation Venue: United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri [...]

ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
    • Executive Committee Member, (2000 - 2003)

EDUCATION

  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
    • Trial Academy, 2005
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Trial Academy, 2001
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
    • J.D., 1998
  • Saint Louis University
    • B.S. in Business Management, 1994

LICENSURE

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • United States District Courts
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri
    • Southern District of Illinois
  • Federal District Court of Kansas

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers List: Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney, St. Louis, MO, 2016 and Rising Star - 2008-2012
  • Recipient of the 2004 Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, which is presented annually by the Missouri Bar Foundation to a young lawyer who demonstrates outstanding trial work and unusual proficiency in the art of trial advocacy
  • 2008 recipient of the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, given annually to a young lawyer who most exemplifies The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis' tenets of professionalism in the tradition of John C. Shepherd

BACKGROUND

  • Principal, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. (2011 - Present)
  • Principal, Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C. (2004 - 2010)
  • Associate, Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, P.C. (1999 - 2004)
  • Associate, Franke & Schultz. P.C. (1998 - 1999)
  • Law Clerk, Withers, Brant, Igoe & Mullennix, P.C. (1996 - 1998)
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