Christopher J. Skorina is the firm's President. A graduate of the University of Michigan (A.B., summa cum laude) and the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1990), Mr. Skorina has successfully resolved matters for clients through trial, arbitration, and mediation throughout the United States. His practice is focused on serious personal injury, including wrongful death, and business, real estate, and construction litigation.. In addition, Mr. Skorina serves as General Counsel to start-up companies in southern California.
The firm is dedicated to remaining on the leading edge of advocacy techniques and the use of courtroom technology. Mr. Skorina is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's ("NITA") National Program, NITA's Advanced Advocates Program, and the Orange County Bar Association's College of Trial Advocacy.
His current and past professional memberships include the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association), the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, the ABA Sections on Litigation and Tort & Insurance Practice, and the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. In addition, Mr. Skorina also served as judicial clerk to California trial courts and has lectured on various litigation subjects, including evidence and discovery issues.
Mr. Skorina’s practice includes:
Committed to his community, Mr. Skorina's past and present civic involvement has included volunteer roles in a number of organizations.
Each year, the firm donates a portion of firm revenue to Olive Crest, which is dedicated to helping at-risk and abused children through the healing power of family (see olivecrest.org for information) and the The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, which is dedicated to humanitarian, health, education, and conflict-resolution efforts worldwide. See Rotary.org for more information.
In his free time, Mr. Skorina enjoys hiking, mountain biking and gardening, which as he puts it, consists of managing a troubled relationship with several temperamental rose bushes. He and his wife Kristie have three children, two cats and “Patty,” a terrier mix that serves as the firm mascot.