Lee C. Christie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Cline Farrell Christie Lee & Bell, P.C.
 | 951 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-488-5500
Fax: 317-488-5510
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Indianapolis, Indiana, native Lee C. Christie has been practicing law for more than three decades at the Indianapolis firm he co-founded in 1993, Cline Farrell Christie Lee & Bell, P.C., Mr. Christie represents the injured and their families in a broad variety of personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice claims. He has deep experience advocating for his clients' interests, whether in settlement negotiations, at trial or through the process of alternate dispute resolution. He has garnered a number of accolades, including the Best Lawyers in America's* Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year award in 2012 in the category of arbitration, and the Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year for Mediation in 2014. and he is also an AV-rated** attorney.

Mr. Christie obtained a $30.5M jury verdict for his client in Marion County Indiana in 2014.  He settled a truck accident case in 2015 for over $30M.   He has many settlements in excess of 7 figures, as well as many jury verdicts in favor of his clients. 

Mr. Christie has been the attorney of record on a number of reported cases and has vigorously represented plaintiffs in cases before both state and federal courts, including Vioxx litigation, heart device litigation and trucking accident cases. This experience makes him a valued member of the American Association for Justice's Vioxx litigation and heart device litigation groups. When not representing clients, Mr. Christie is a noted speaker on legal issues including trucking accidents, mediation, trial practice, settlement practices, personal injury and medical malpractice law.

After earning his law degree from Indiana University in 1982, Mr. Christie was admitted to practice in the state of Indiana and before the U.S. District Courts for both the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. In addition to being a member of numerous professional associations, such as the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, The Trucking Litigation Group of the AAJ,  and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Christie is also a committed member of the Indianapolis community. He is a member of the YMCA Indianapolis Leadership Forum and was the prior president of the Lawrence Township Girls Basketball League.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

**AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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About Lee Christie

Admitted: 1982, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.cfcl-law.com/attorney/lee-christie/

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, National College of Advocacy
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2013
  • Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration, 2012
  • Martindale Hubbell AV rating, Highest Rating Available, 1983 - 2010
  • Who's Who Among Executives & Professionals, 2009 - 2010
  • College of Fellows, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent Rated Attorney, American Registry

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vioxx Litigation Group, American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • Litigation Section Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 1982
  • Heart Device Litigation Group, American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • Sustaining Member, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
  • Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy
  • Member, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana, 1982
  • Sustaining Member, American Association of Justice (AAJ)
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Litigation Section, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
  • Member, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Indianapolis community
  • YMCA Indianapolis Leadership Forum
  • President, Lawrence Township Ladies Basketball League, 2004 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Chairman, Premises Liability-Slip, Trip and Fall Cases, 2005
  • Essential Discovery in Trucking Litigation, Civil Arbitration-Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007
  • Essential Discovery in Trucking Litigation, Child Wrongful Death-Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007
  • Essential Discovery in Trucking Litigation, Expert Witnesses-Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007
  • Essential Discovery in Trucking Litigation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education-Truck Accident Litigation, 2008
  • Professionalism and Civility in your Practice & Civility in the Court, Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims (PESI), 2008
  • Professionalism and Civility in your Practice & Civility in the Court, ICLEF-Winning before Trial, 2008
  • Professionalism and Civility in your Practice & Civility in the Court, ITLA-Advanced Civil Mediation Training, 2009
  • Professionalism and Civility in your Practice & Civility in the Court, Indianapolis Bar Association-Medicare and Medicaid, 2010
  • Professionalism and Civility in your Practice & Civility in the Court, ITLA-Applied Professionalism, 2010
  • Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Vioxx Litigation (Philadelphia, PA), 2005
  • Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Vioxx Trial-ATLA Mock Trial, 2005
  • Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Litigating Catastrophe Injury Cases (Boston, MA), 2009
  • Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Wrapping Up the Case-Liens & Medicare, 2009
  • Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Advanced Trial Advocacy College, 2009
  • Co-Author, "How to Defend a Celebrity in a Breach of Contract Case," Trial Diplomacy Journal, 1987
  • Co-Chairman, Punitive Damages in Indiana (ICLEF), 1983
  • Co-Chairman, Indiana Discovery, Pretrial & Trial Procedures (PESI), 1988
  • Co-Chairman, Indiana Evidence Workshop, 1989
  • Chairman, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Coverage, 1990
  • Chairman, Indiana Insurance & Tort Law Update (PESI), 1994
  • Chairman, Expert Witnesses (Lorman), 1996
  • Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution for Paralegals (I.P.E.), 1999
  • Chairman, Indiana Discovery Pre-Trial and Trial Procedures (PESI), 1999
  • Chairman, Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims (PESI), 2001
  • Chairman, Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims (PESI), 2002
  • Chairman, How to Maximize Personal Injury Damages (PESI), 2003
  • Chairman, Winning Ways w/Direct & Cross Examination (NBI), 2005

Representative Clients:

  • Hanson v. St. Luke's, 704 N.E.2d 1020, Ind., 1998
  • Cole v. Lantis Corp., 714 N.E.2d 194, Ind. App. 1999
  • Porter v. Irvin's Interstate Brick & Block, 691 N.E.2d 1363, Ind. App. 1998

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University, B.S., 1978

Industry Groups

  • Trucking Litigation
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Office Location for Lee C. Christie

951 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: 317-488-5500

Fax: 317-488-5510

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Last Updated: 10/2/2019

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