Lee C. Christie, Esq.

Lee C. Christie, Esq.

Lee is a part­ner with Christie Farrell Lee & Bell, and is a life­long Indi­ana res­i­dent. He is pas­sion­ate in rep­re­sen­ta­tion, and takes pride in the relationships he devel­ops with his clients. He has exten­sive trial expe­ri­ence in both fed­eral and state court, and is a fre­quent lec­turer on trial, medi­a­tion, per­sonal injury, med­ical mal­prac­tice, truck­ing acci­dents, and set­tle­ment issues. Lee has represented thousands of clients who have been injured and has obtained settlements and verdicts as high as $30.5M.  Lee is highly civically engaged  with several Indiana organizations, including the Walker Foundation (founding board member and officer) and Indianapolis Bar Foundation (board member and officer), and is a patron of the YMCA.  He is past president of the Lawrence Township Girls Basketball League and continues to work with youth in the inner city of Indianapolis.

Prac­tice Area Focus

Lee’s prac­tice focuses on truck­ing col­li­sion cases, automobile accidents,  wrong­ful death, and medical malpractice.


  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, B.S., 1978
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, J.D., 1982
Bar Admis­sions
  • Indi­ana, 1982
Court Admis­sions
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
  • National Trial Lawyers: Trucking Trial Lawyers Association Top 10 in Indiana
  • Indiana Lawyer Distinguished Barrister Award, 2017
  • Indi­ana Trial Lawyer’s Asso­ci­a­tion Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • National Asso­ci­a­tion of Dis­tin­guished Coun­sel – The Nation’s Top One Per­cent, 2015, Founding Member
  • Selected to Top 10 Indi­ana Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected to Top 50 Indi­ana Super Lawyers, 2005–present
  • The Best Lawyers in Amer­ica,® Per­sonal Injury Lit­i­ga­tion—Plaintiffs, 2005-present
  • Best Lawyers® Indianapolis Medi­a­tion “Lawyer of the Year” 2014
  • Best Lawyers® Indianapolis Arbi­tra­tion “Lawyer of the Year” 2012
  • Mar­tin­dale Hubbel high­est AVrat­ing, 1983-2017
  • 2010 Civility Award Recipient – Indiana State Bar Association
Pro­fes­sional Associations
  • National Asso­ci­a­tion of Dis­tin­guished Coun­sel, Found­ing Member
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)
  • Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Jus­tice (AAJ)
    • Leaders Forum
    • Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber
    • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion (ITLA)
    • Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber
    • Col­lege of Fel­lows
  • Indiana State Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Sustaining Member
  • Advanced Stud­ies in Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow-National Col­lege of Advocacy
Reported Cases
  • Cole v. Lan­tis Corp., 714 N.E.2d 194 (Ind. App. 1999)
  • Han­son v. St. Luke’s, 704 N.E.2d 1020 (Ind., 1998)
  • Porter v. Irvin’s Inter­state Brick & Block, 691 N.E.2d 1363 (Ind. App. 1998)
Sem­i­nars and Lectures
  • Puni­tive Dam­ages in Indi­ana (ICLEF), 1983
  • Indi­ana Dis­cov­ery, Pre­trial & Trial Pro­ce­dures (PESI), 1988
  • Indi­ana Evi­dence Work­shop, 1989, Co-chairman
  • Unin­sured and Under­in­sured Motorists Cov­er­age, 1990
  • Indi­ana Insur­ance & Tort Law Update (PESI), 1994
  • Expert Wit­nesses (Lor­man), 1996
  • Alter­na­tive Dis­pute Res­o­lu­tion for Para­le­gals (I.P.E.), 1999
  • Indi­ana Dis­cov­ery Pre-Trial and Trial Pro­ce­dures (PESI), 1999
  • Eval­u­at­ing and Set­tling Per­sonal Injury Claims (PESI), 2001
  • Eval­u­at­ing and Set­tling Per­sonal Injury Claims (PESI), 2002
  • How to Max­i­mize Per­sonal Injury Dam­ages (PESI), 2003
  • Win­ning Ways w/Direct & Cross Exam­i­na­tion (NBI), 2005
  • Premises Liability-Slip, Trip and Fall Cases, 2005, Chairman
  • Civil Arbitration-Indianapolis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007
  • Child Wrong­ful Death-Indianapolis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007
  • Expert Witnesses-Indianapolis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, 2007
  • Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Legal Education-Truck Acci­dent Lit­i­ga­tion, 2008
    Essen­tial Dis­cov­ery in Truck­ing Litigation
  • Eval­u­at­ing and Set­tling Per­sonal Injury Claims (PESI), 2008
  • ICLEF-Winning before Trial, 2008
  • ITLA-Advanced Civil Medi­a­tion Train­ing, 2009, 2013
  • Indi­anapo­lis Bar Association-Medicare and Med­ic­aid, 2010
  • ITLA-Applied Pro­fes­sion­al­ism, 2010–2013
    Pro­fes­sion­al­ism and Civil­ity in your Prac­tice
    Civil­ity in the Court
  • ICLEF-Trucking Lit­i­ga­tion Sem­i­nar, 2011
  • ICLEF-Presenting Cat­a­strophic Injury Dam­ages at Trial (Chair), 2012
Sem­i­nar and Con­fer­ence Attendance
  • Vioxx Lit­i­ga­tion (Philadel­phia, PA), 2005
  • Vioxx Trial-ATLA Mock Trial, 2005
  • Lit­i­gat­ing Cat­a­stro­phe Injury Cases (Boston, MA), 2009
  • Wrap­ping Up the Case-Liens & Medicare, 2009
  • Advanced Trial Advo­cacy Col­lege, 2009
    Lit­i­gat­ing Truck Col­li­sion Cases
  • How to Defend a Celebrity in a Breach of Con­tract Case,” Trial Diplo­macy Jour­nal, co-author, 1987
Civic Activities
  • Walker Foundation Board of Directors, Founding Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation Treasurer, Founding Member
  • Lawrence Town­ship Ladies Bas­ket­ball League, President (2004-Present)
  • YMCA Indi­anapo­lis Lead­er­ship Forum

Lee has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Top 10 Super Lawyer in Indi­ana, and was named the Best Lawyer, Indi­anapo­lis Lawyer of the Year for Medi­a­tion (2014) and Arbitration (2012). He is a mem­ber of the Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion, the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for Jus­tice, the Inter­state Truck­ing Lit­i­ga­tion Group, and Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Lee has verdicts and settlements ranging from tens of thousands of dollars to over $30 million.