Michael J. Christian is a Partner and Litigation Manager for the Sacramento, California office of Jackson Lewis LLP.
Mr. Christian’s practice consists of defending employment matters in state and federal courts or in arbitration or administrative proceedings, and providing advice and counsel to clients on all aspects of employment law. He also provides training to private and public sector employees on such topics as harassment and discrimination prevention, complying with family leave and disability laws, and avoiding wrongful termination claims.
Mr. Christian has conducted 17 jury trials, as well as numerous bench or court trials. In his role as litigation manager for the Sacramento office, he oversees all claims handled in the region.
Mr. Christian was admitted to practice in California in December of 1994. He began his legal career with an insurance defense and commercial litigation firm. In 1997 he left to become a Deputy District Attorney for Stanislaus County in Modesto, California. Immediately before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Christian worked in the Modesto office of another firm where he practiced insurance defense litigation, for public and private sector clients. He joined Jackson Lewis in 1999 and became a Partner in the firm in 2004.
Mr. Christian obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego in 1994. He also attended one year of law school as a visiting student at the University of San Francisco. Mr. Christian obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University in 1991.