Christopher T. Lustig
Chris was born in San Jose and grew up in Mountain View, CA. He studied philosophy and political science at University of California at Santa Barbara. Between undergraduate and law school, Chris worked as a Jesuit Volunteer at the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society in Richmond, VA. He then returned to the Bay Area and earned his law degree from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Following the bar exam, Chris served as an Assistant District Attorney in Santa Cruz County, trying over 20 cases to verdict.
After working at the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office, Chris and his wife, Alyse, moved to the East Bay and he focused on business and appellate litigation at the McNamara Law Firm in Walnut Creek. His appellate experience covered a broad range of substantive law including public entity law, premises liability, medical negligence, personal injury and environmental law.
Chris came to the Craddick office in 2013. His practice focuses on defending health care professionals and entities in civil litigation matters and binding arbitration. Chris also continues to litigate appellate matters.
Hasting College of the Law, San Francisco, J.D., 2004
University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1998
California State Courts
United States Federal District Courts:
Northern District of California
Central District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
State Bar of California
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Rony v. Costa (2012) 210 Cal.App.4th 746
Luttrell v. Island Pacific Supermarkets (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 196
Previous Work Experience
McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher, Associate in Appellate Department and Business Services Group (2007-2013)
Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney (2005-2007), over twenty jury trials to verdict
2420 Camino Ramon, Suite 202
San Ramon, CA 94583