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Christopher R. Elliott

Christopher R. Elliott

  • Partner

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Practice Areas:

  • Professional Design/Construction Litigation
  • Business & Real Estate Transactions
  • Business & Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Civil Litigation


For more than 25 years, Chris has handled a wide range of real estate and business issues and claims, including: ADA; collections; construction agreements and defects; constructive evictions; corporate/partnership disputes; creditor bankruptcy; eminent domain; environmental contamination guaranties; factoring agreements; fraudulent conveyance; insurance coverage disputes; judicial and non-judicial foreclosures (including anti-deficiency protection); leases and subleases; mechanics' liens; Proposition 65 claims; purchase/sale agreements; title disputes and unlawful detainers. Chris has been involved in numerous mediations, arbitrations and bench and jury trials. His clients include both large and small owners, managers and tenants of commercial, retail and industrial properties. Chris also enjoys skiing, fishing and hunting with his wife and four children.


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law
  • Colorado College
    • B.A. - 1984

Bar Admission

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • California State Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • BOMA Orange County, Board of Directors, Membership Director
  • ProVisors
  • BNI (Business Network International)