Christopher E. Trible

Senior Counsel

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Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2002
  • University of Richmond, MA, English, 1997
  • University of Virginia, BA, English, with Distinction, 1995
Admissions
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society and Legal Aid Justice Center

Member, Board of Directors, First Things First of Greater Richmond

Member, Pro Bono Committee, Richmond Bar Association

Chris' practice includes defending clients in toxic tort, environmental, products liability, consumer class action, complex commercial litigation, and professional malpractice cases. He has represented global manufacturers and suppliers in federal and state courts on a variety of product liability and consumer actions including those related to product recalls, mass tort litigation, consumer protection, and defended coordinated actions pending in multidistrict litigation. He has investigated and defended numerous cases and claims involving personal injury or property damage resulting from large-scale explosions, fires, gas leaks, water leaks, and scalds. Chris’ work includes service as national coordinating counsel for various product manufacturers in pattern litigation involving alleged product defects. He has also represented clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters involving electrical, mechanical and chemical products and components.

Chris has defended healthcare providers from various medical and patient care fields, in personal injury claims. He has experience in the areas of workers' compensation law and alcoholic beverage regulatory control.

Chris is a member of the firm's Recruiting Committee for the Richmond office. He serves as a departmental pro bono coordinator in a joint program with local legal aid organizations. While earning his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law, Chris was the recipient of the Robert K. Bellamy Scholarship. He served on the Board of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition and was a member of the Virginia Tax Review.

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Christopher E Trible
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Defense of component manufacturer in scalding case involving injuries to minor child. Obtained summary judgment.

Defense of component manufacturer in a gas explosion involving multiple fatalities at a chemical manufacturing facility. Obtained voluntary dismissal of all claims.

Defense of component manufacturer in federal court case involving personal injuries from gas explosion. Obtained summary judgment.

Defense of healthcare provider in medical malpractice wrongful death case. Obtained jury verdict on all counts.

Representation of various product manufacturers and premises owners in national asbestos litigation, including defense of cases in federal multidistrict litigation.

Co-author, "Virginia Chapter," Product Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2013 edition
Co-author, "The New Federal Rules for Electronic Discovery: A Primer for Products Liability Counsel and Clients," Product Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2007 edition
Co-author, "Virginia Chapter," Product Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2007 edition