Christopher M. Carrillo


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Christopher M. Carrillo


Chris Carrillo discovered the courtroom at an early age. He was 17 years old, facing a panel of judges in a crowded Sacramento courtroom, about to deliver the opening statement for the California Mock Trial State Championship. It was a memory he cherishes, and an experience that would drive him toward a career in law.  Many years later, Chris continues to find himself in the courtroom, a fierce advocate for his clients. His practice in the Riverside, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. focuses on employment litigation. 

In 2016, his client prevailed in a highly publicized employment discrimination trial in the matter of Corley v. San Bernardino County Fire Protection, which Chris later defended in a 2018 published appellate court decision. In 2021, Chris first-chaired a 5-day unlawful detainer bench trial concerning commercial property where his client prevailed. The following year, in 2022, Chris represented his client in a 3-week long jury trial who received a unanimous verdict in a residential easement dispute. The jury found the defendant acted with ‘malice’ triggering a punitive damages phase of the trial before the parties settled. 

Chris prides himself in providing strategic advice and counsel to his clients, never hesitant to take a matter to trial and always advocating for his clients’ best interest.

When he’s not working, he volunteers his time coaching the next generation of trial attorneys through the California mock trial program.  

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Citrus Valley High School Mock Trial, Attorney Coach
  • East Valley Water District, Governing Board Member
  • Montessori in Redlands, Board Member
  • The Wildlands Conservancy, Board Member