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Partner, Co-Founder

Direct: 617.988.8047


Christopher is a founding partner of the firm Coughlin Betke LLP. He has practiced since 1988 and, during that time, has tried dozens of cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of the Commonwealth of MA. Christopher has personally represented a wide range of business and insurance interests nationwide. He has been involved in the defense of many significant or high-profile civil cases including lawsuits stemming from the "Big Dig" tunnel ceiling collapse in MA, the Pam Smart murder case in NH and the Colonial Realty securities fraud cases in CT.

Christopher has an AV© rating from Martindale-Hubbell which, according to that service, indicates a very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.

State University of NY at Albany 
     Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, BA, cum laude, 1985
Boston College Law School, JD, cum laude, 1988

Honors and Membership: 

Council on Litigation Management — MA State Chair 
Defense Research Institute — Member, Professional Liability Steering Committee
American Bar Association
Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association 
    Chairman of the Professional Liability Committee
DRI Annual Meeting 2007 — Speaker, Improve Your E&O IQ!! Understanding and Managing the Growing 
    Malpractice Risks Confronting Defense Practitioners

Casa Myrna Vazquez [New England's Largest Domestic Violence Sheltering Program] — Member, 
    Board of Directors (1996-2007)
Leather District Neighborhood Association [Boston, MA] — Elected, Chairman (2005-present)

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