Professional Experience

Christopher J. Campbell (Chris) is a Partner in Lydecker’s Newport Beach and Los Angeles office who has focused his practice on defending companies and business owners as lead trial counsel in State Courts, Federal Courts, and in high-stakes arbitration. Mr. Campbell prioritizes organizational objectives over legal convenience to achieve favorable verdicts, settlements, and dispositive judgments for his clients spanning the materials, industrials, utilities, healthcare, information technology, financials, and consumer discretionary sectors.

Mr. Campbell brings a unique perspective to the courtroom stemming from his roots in the in-house legal department of an international company with over 13,000 employees. Benefitting from both business and legal experience, Mr. Campbell tailors litigation strategies to his clients’ executive philosophies and microeconomic constraints to advance long-term organizational goals through a trial-focused approach that forces outcomes on his clients’ terms. This has allowed Mr. Campbell to adopt a proactive methodology in developing internal policies and procedures to reduce risks and avoid costly litigation in the first place.

Mr. Campbell’s representative clients are diverse, ranging from multinational corporations, medical device and pharmaceutical companies to local business and municipal governments, as well as global manufacturers, distributors, and major retailers. As a trial attorney in Lydecker’s Environmental Mass Tort and Product Liability Department, Mr. Campbell specifically focuses on defending against complaints involving consumer and commercially available substances and materials, class action, mass and toxic tort litigation, and recalled products claims.

Before joining Lydecker, Mr. Campbell defended businesses operating throughout California, and has acted as lead trial counsel through strategic discovery, pre-trial motion practice, and to completion of trial. His prior experience includes a range of manufacturer defect, fraud, and regulatory compliance litigation on a state and federal level. In law school, Mr. Campbell was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient, and finalist and Best Opening Statement winner in University of California, Irvine School of Law’s Mock Trial competition. Mr. Campbell continues to participate in the development and mentorship of aspiring civil litigators.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor & Employment
  • Products Liability
  • Tort Liability
  • Tort Liability
  • Wage & Hour & PAGA Class/Representative Actions
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Mass Environmental Toxic Tort

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Office Location

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • San Diego, CA