Christopher Wiener is a trial-experienced litigator focusing on complex civil litigation in state and federal court. He has litigated breach of contract actions for a range of clients and has extensive experience counseling companies on pre-litigation risks, due diligence, and financial damages modeling. Christopher is familiar with every stage of litigation, from pre-filing investigations to efficiently handling electronic discovery, resolving matters via dispositive motions, and trial.
Christopher also has deep experience with all forms of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, trade dress, and patent litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants covering a range of technologies, including smartphones, software virtualization, graphical user interfaces, surgical devices, water filtration, and computer-aided design.
Christopher maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented California school children in a landmark education case brought under the California Constitution that seeks to vindicate the rights of all students to access literacy, no matter their zip code. In February 2014, he secured a favorable mid-trial settlement for a California inmate who sustained injuries due to the use of excessive force while incarcerated.
Prior to joining Coblentz, Christopher was an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco.
Christopher is a member of the State Bar of California and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California, the Eastern District of Texas, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Christopher earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated summa cum laude. While at Hastings, he was a senior articles editor for the Hastings Law Journal, received multiple Witkin awards for academic excellence, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University.