Chris M. Kallianos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Warren & Kallianos, PLLC
 | 301 S McDowell St, Suite 610
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-377-7777
Fax: 704-339-0442
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Chris M. Kallianos is a member/manager at the personal injury law firm of Warren & Kallianos, PLLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout his 33-year career, Chris has been committed to providing each of his clients with quality, personalized legal service and outstanding results. His record of success in these cases includes over 100 six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements of claims involving motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, nursing home neglect, construction accidents, catastrophic injuries (severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, etc.), workplace accidents including workers' compensation claims, and fatal accidents.

    That success has been no accident. Drawing from prior experience working at one of the state's largest defense firms and as in-house counsel for one of the nation's largest financial institutions where he oversaw personal injury and risk management cases for the company, Chris uses this experience and knowledge to maximize his client's compensation in each case.

    Chris is a Sustaining Patron of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice ("NCAJ") and previously served on the NCAJ Board of Governors.  His skill and accomplishments have earned him recognition as one of North Carolina's "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" from The National Trial Lawyers Association from 2009-2020 and Super Lawyers from 2012-2020.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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    About Chris Kallianos

    Admitted: 1987, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association 2009-2020; Super Lawyers 2012-2020; J.D. with Honors;  Board of Editors North Carolina Law Review, 1986-87; Staff Member North Carolina Law Review, 1985-86;  Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified North Carolina Superior Court Mediator

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Court of Federal Claims 
    • Former member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice; Sustaining Patron of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice; The American Assoication for Justice; Mecklenburg County Bar Association; Past member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Fee Dispute Committee and Mecklenburg County Bar Public Information and Education Committee.
    • The National Crime Victim Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mayor Pro-Tem, Matthews Town Council, NC, 1997-99; Board of Commissioners, Matthews Town Council, NC, 1993-97; Former President and Member of the Board of Directors of Providence Plantation Racquet and Swim Club; Member of Stonehaven Neighborhood City Liason Committee.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Bad Faith Refusal To Pay First Party Insurance Claims, A Growing Recognition Of Extra-Contract Damages," N.C. Law Review, Vol. 64, 1986:  "Psychiatrists' Liability To Third Parties For Harmful Acts Committed By Dangerous Patients," N.C. Law Review, Vol. 64, 1986.


    • $4,500,000.00 - Settlement for client whose wife was killed in a head-on collision with a dump truck that negligently crossed the center line of the roadway. Client's wife was nine months pregnant at the time of the collision and the baby died after delivery from traumatic injuries from the collision.  $3,000,0000.00 - Settlement for client who sustained catastrophic burn injuries from an arc flash explosion while working on an engergized electrical panel at a major industrial facility in Charlotte, NC.  $3,000,000.00 - Settlement for client who sustained a gunshot injury to her spine in a robbery outside a business establishment in Charlotte.  The business was sued for failing to provide adequate security for its customers.  $2,500,000.00 - Settlement for client whose wife suffered a severe and irreversible brain injury due to the physician's failure to properly intubate his wife.  $2,500,000.00 - Settlement for client who sustained severe injuries, including a head injury and multiple orthopedic injuries, after being struck in a crosswalk by a drunk driver.  $2,200,000.00 - Settlement for clients injured in a collision with a dump truck that turned in front of clients' vehicle, resulting in severe fractures.  $1,750,000.00 - Settlement for client who was terminated from employment due to age discrimination.  $1,675,000.00 - Settlement for client who was not informed by two physicians of test results indicating she had lymphoma, resulting in a spread of the disease.  $1,600,000.00 - Settlement for client who sustained a severe hip injury in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer.  $1,550,000.00 - Settlement for client who sustained catastrophic burn injuries when a light pole he was erecting came into contact with a high voltage power line. $1,539,000.00 - Jury verdict for client who sustained bilateral shoulder injuries due to a defective ramp that collapsed underneath him (John Belton v. Barnhardt Manufacturing, Inc., Mecklenburg County).  $1,500,000.00 - Settlement for client whose infant son died due to a botched kidney surgery.  $1,225,000.00 - Settlement for client who sustained a brain infection from an abscessed tooth that went untreated.  $1,185,000.00 - Settlement for banking client who sustained losses at ATM machines due to misappropriation of cash by a vendor servicing the ATM machines.  $1,120,000.00 - Jury verdict for client who suffered crush injuries when a crane he was dismantling collapsed on top of him, resulting in severe fractures and permanent injuries. $1,000,000.00 - Settlement for minor client who was sexually molested at a church after school program by an employee of the church.  $1,000,000.00 - Jury verdict for client whose husband was killed by a fellow employee who had repeatedly threatened other employees.  The verdict was based on the defendant's failure to provide adequate security for its employees (Samantha Thornton, Administratrix v. Crown Cab Company, 97 CVS 12964, Mecklenburg County)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association 2009-2018; Super Lawyers 2012-2018.

    Educational Background:

    • University of North Carolina, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1984
    • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. with Honors, 1987
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    Office Location for Chris M. Kallianos

    301 S McDowell St
    Suite 610
    Charlotte, NC 28204

    Phone: 704-377-7777

    Fax: 704-339-0442

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    Last Updated: 3/25/2021

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