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Michael J. Christian

Office Managing Principal

P 916-288-3006
F 916-341-0141


Michael J. Christian is Office Managing Principal of the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has conducted 17 jury trials, as well as numerous bench or court trials.

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 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. While attending law school, Mr. Christian was a visiting student at the University of San Francisco from 1993 to 1994.

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November 1, 2018
Law 360

Michael Christian's Recent Elevation Spotlighted

November 1, 2018

Michael Christian is spotlighted for his recent appointment as Sacramento Office Managing Principal is highlighted in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1,” published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article  Read More