Overview

Christian is a partner in WSHB’s Florida and Connecticut offices where his practice focuses on employment, insurance, and professional liability.

He represents employers in labor and employment litigation including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour, trade secret, and non-compete disputes. He also provides counsel to employers in various aspects of the employer-employee relationship including personnel policies and practices, employee discipline and terminations, leave management and accommodations, and wage-and-hour compliance. In connection with this part of his practice, Christian also assists business clients with document formation and risk management.

Christian also maintains a national practice assisting London market syndicates and domestic carriers with various coverage matters and coverage litigation. He regularly provides advice to firm clients on issues involving disputes arising under liability and property coverages, products-completed operations hazard coverages, multi-line contracts, medical practice coverages, and other manuscript forms. In addition to his employment and insurance work, he has experience in Florida and Connecticut representing attorneys, insurance brokers and agents, surveyors, real estate agents, and other professionals in professional liability matters.

In every client engagement, Christian takes the time to learn and understand the client’s perspective. He takes pride in working closely with clients to ensure his advice and counsel are advancing business needs.

Experience

  • Secured a complete dismissal of all federal and state constitutional and employment claims brought by a police chief against a police board of commissioners.

  • Secured a victory at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a municipality in connection with plaintiff’s age and national origin discrimination claims.

  • Secured an appellate level reversal of a trial court judgment by successfully arguing that the trial court incorrectly found that Florida’s statutory abrogation of joint and several liability did not apply retroactively.

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of claims brought against an insurance agency by Florida’s “insurer of last resort” who had argued that it could subrogate and seek damages against the agency for negligence. Successfully argued that the insurer of last resort was not statutorily authorized to actually prosecute claims.

  • Secured a complete dismissal (affirmed on appeal) of plaintiff’s claimed multi-million dollar losses by successfully arguing that they were barred by Connecticut’s workers’ compensation exclusivity scheme.

Credentials

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., 2012, magna cum laude)
  • Providence College (B.A., 2008)

Licensed to Practice in

  • Florida
  • Connecticut

Newsroom

Publications

Community

Community Activities

  • Volunteer “Guide,” The Resolution Project

Memberships

  • Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Section, Co-Chair, Insurance Law Committee, 2013-2014
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016 - 2020)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute (2019-2020)

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