Phone (206) 957-9669
University of Puget Sound School of Law
J.D. 1980; Cum Laude
University of Washington
Christie Law Group PLLC, Principal 2005-Present
Lawyer and Partner in Private Practice, 1981 – 2005
Law Clerk, Honorable Vernon Pearson, Division II Court of Appeals 1980-1981
ROBERT L. CHRISTIE
The founding principal of Christie Law Group, Bob brings over 35 years of trial experience and expertise to the firm. He has tried scores of cases throughout Washington State and the U.S. District Courts in Washington and Alaska, argued appeals in all divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington State Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court (on briefs). Bob is widely recognized as one of the foremost lawyers defending police officers and their agencies in civil rights cases in Washington. He also represents professionals, individuals, and companies in litigation ranging from malpractice, products liability, transportation liability, road design, premises liability, commercial litigation, employment, construction, and many other categories of civil disputes. He works extensively in cases involving death and serious injury, and is often called to serve as trial counsel in defense of significant claims. Working occasionally on behalf of catastrophically injured individuals and damaged business owners, Bob has also achieved several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
Admitted to membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Bob chaired the substantive law section on Civil Rights and Public Entity Liability, responsible for authoring periodic newsletters to section members and substantive articles for the FDCC Quarterly. In August 2016, he was elected as one of eight senior directors, and he has served as an instructor at the FDCC’s Litigation Management College. Bob also served as co-chair of the Washington Pattern Instruction subcommittee charged with drafting civil rights instructions for use in Washington’s superior courts.
Bob writes and lectures frequently on risk management issues, civil rights, governmental entity liability, and trial technology and presentation strategies.
Washington State Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
Idaho State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Admitted to Practice
AV Rated in Martindale Hubbell
Washington Law & Politics “Super Lawyer” since 2000
WDTL's Outstanding Defense Trial Lawyer 2017
FDCC's Joseph R. Olshan Award 2018