Meet Lee C. Christie, Esq.
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Lee C. Christie, Esq.

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  • Community Involvement

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.

Achievements

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.

Hon­ors

  • Indiana State Bar Association GP Hall of Fame Award 2021
  • 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

Memberships

  • 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

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indiana

Bar Admissions

  • Indi­ana, 1982

Recognitions

Lawyer Lee Christie | Top Attor­ney Per­sonal Injury

Education
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, B.S., 1978
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, J.D., 1982

Publications

  • “How to Defend a Celebrity in a Breach of Con­tract Case,” Trial Diplo­macy Jour­nal, co-author, 1987

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
Community Involvement
  • 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

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