12677 Alcosta Blvd, Suite 375
San Ramon, CA 94583
Christopher A. Tanimasa
Mr. Tanimasa joined our firm in 2021 and has been practicing law since 2017. Before joining Craddick, Candland & Conti, Mr. Tanimasa gained extensive litigation experience in medical malpractice defense with another Northern California firm. Previously, Mr. Tanimasa clerked for the Hon. Peter A. Krauthamer of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia from 2014 - 2017.
During his time as a judicial law clerk, Mr. Tanimasa authored bench memoranda, draft orders, and draft judgments for the Court, and advised His Honor on all matters coming before the bench.
His practice is primarily professional malpractice defense of physicians, hospitals and health care facilities, dentists, nurses, optometrists, and other licensed professionals. Mr. Tanimasa also has experience assisting in the defense of health care professionals in the context of investigations and disciplinary hearings before the California Medical Board. His experience includes all areas of medical malpractice including complex Elder Abuse actions.
In addition, Mr. Tanimasa has also represented attorneys accused of legal malpractice. He has co-tried medical and legal malpractice cases to successful defense verdicts.
Since 2017, Mr. Tanimasa has also obtained judgments before trial, dismissals, and favorable settlements for healthcare providers throughout Northern California. He has also successfully opposed appeals of judgments and orders before the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit.
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., J.D., 2014
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, B.A., 2009
California State Courts
California United States District Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
State Bar of California
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Previous Work Experience
Galloway, Lucchese, Everson & Picchi (2017 – 2020)
Law Clerk, The Honorable Peter A. Krauthamer, Superior Court District of Columbia (2014 – 2017)