Patricia Christensen has focused her practice, for almost 40 years, in the area of complex commercial litigation, and has particular experience and expertise in handling product liability defense litigation, arbitration, mediation and counseling.
She has substantial experience representing product manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, medical product, building product, automotive, banking, chemical, industrial equipment, industrial fluid, oil and gas, recreational equipment and household appliance industries. She has also served as an arbitrator for the Private Adjudication Center at Duke University, resolving product liability claims against trust funds established by the United States Bankruptcy Courts.
In addition, Ms. Christensen has represented a broad range of commercial clients in litigation relating to antitrust, trademark, construction, contract, real estate, securities, banking and environmental issues.
Ms. Christensen is a past president of the firm, a former Judge Pro Tem of the Third Judicial District Court, a former adjunct professor of law at the University of Utah’s S. J. Quinney College of Law, and a former legislative assistant in the United States Senate.
Ms. Christensen served as a Director of Meritas, as well as serving as Co-Chair of the Litigation Section and Meritas’ Western U. S. Region.
She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and an officer and director of numerous charitable, civic and professional organizations.
In 1992, Ms. Christensen was honored as Utah’s Woman Lawyer of the Year; and in 1996, she received the Utah State Bar Association’s Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award. In 2003, she was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s Women to Watch, for her on-going efforts to help shape the future of her community; and in 2011, she received Women Lawyers of Utah’s Mentoring Award, for her efforts to promote the advancement of women in the profession. In November 2016, she received the Federal Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award; in February 2017, she received the Utah State Bar Association’s Charlotte L. Miller Mentoring Award; and she has been routinely recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America and as a member of Utah’s Legal Elite.
If you think there’s a potential fit, or you’d like to discuss your situation, we’d love to hear from you.
Call, email or stop by our offices today.