Christopher T. Lang

03/01/2020
Christopher T. Lang
Attorney

Christopher T. Lang

Attorney

Christopher T. Lang

Summary

Chris’ practice focuses in the areas of general liability defense, automotive defense, and commercial litigation matters.  He has experience in first and third party automotive liability matters, issues related to insurance coverage, general negligence claims, and premises liability.  Chris has previously represented both small and multi-national corporations in breach of contract and fraud claims, corporate formations, e-discovery, security compliance, and commercial transaction matters.

Chris practices in Federal and State Courts throughout Michigan.   He also has experience in arbitrations and other quasi-judicial entities.  In addition, Chris has been involved in  transactional and litigation matters outside the State of Michigan.  He also gained valuable experience in courtroom practice and procedure while working as the Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Lisa Langton in Oakland County Circuit Court.

Practice Areas

Credentials

Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. magna cum laude, 2014)
  • Lake Forest College (B.A. cum laude, 2011)
Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Professional Activities
  • Defense Research Institute
  • ICLE New Lawyers Advisory Board
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Inns of Court
Accomplishments
  • Best Lawyers of America® “Ones to Watch”
    • Commercial Litigation (2021)
  • MSU College of Law All-school Negotiation Competition Semi-Finalist (2012, 2013)
Prominent Outcomes

Defended an auto insurance company client in a case where the client admitted to speeding and striking the injured party’s vehicle.  Through extensive discovery, it was determined that our client’s admitted speeding was not causally connected to the accident that occurred.  The Court granted summary disposition on behalf of the defendant.

Obtained summary disposition on behalf of a snow plow company in which the injured party suffered a fractured hip after slipping on black ice.  Throughout discovery and research, defense established that the defendant company did not create a new hazard and did not owe any duties to the injured party.

Defended a transportation network company in a case where the company was sued for first and third-party no-fault benefits.  Through review of the  transportation network statute and the applicable polices, defense established that the transportation network company was not highest in the order of priority or otherwise liable for the injured parties’ claims.  Through extensive briefing, defense established that the transportation network company’s policy with select coverages did not violate the mandatory coverages provisions as required by the no-fault act.  The Court agreed with defense and granted summary disposition in favor of Defendant.

Obtained summary disposition on behalf of a transportation network company regarding an injured passenger’s claim for first-party no-fault benefits.  Through extensive briefing, defense explained the history behind the transportation network company vehicle and justification for the transportation network company not being highest in the order of priority.  Defense also detailed to the Court why the exclusions cited by the injured parties’ personal insurer did not apply.  This ruling was appealed by the Court of Appeals who upheld the trial court’s decision.

Defended an auto insurance client in a case where the plaintiff sustained injuries as the result of a hit and run. Through thorough discovery, Collins Einhorn was able to secure an involuntary dismissal from the Court of the injured party’s claim.

Successfully defended an infrastructure solutions firm in a case where the plaintiff was injured during a construction project. Plaintiff claimed nearly a million dollars of damages. The claim resulted in a five-figure settlement.

Obtained summary disposition in a personal injury case, where plaintiff was injured after crashing her bike in the vicinity of a prominent Detroit construction project. Plaintiff claimed over a million dollars in damages. Upon thorough discovery, it was determined that the defendant was not the entity in control of signage and safety for the project, which resulted in in a summary disposition on behalf of the defendant.

Obtained summary disposition on behalf of the defendant in a personal injury case where the plaintiff was injured after striking a vehicle on a snowmobile trail. Thorough discovery and research determined that the trial plaintiff was riding on was open to all vehicles. The Court granted summary disposition on behalf of the defendant.

Defended an auto insurance company client in a case where the injured parties were injured in a rear-end accident. Through detailed fact gathering and discovery of the defense team, it was determined that plaintiff had misidentified the individual involved in the accident, and the case was settled for a nominal amount.

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Attorney Christopher T. Lang Joins the Firm’s General and Automotive Liability Practice Group

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Christopher T. Lang has joined the firm’s General and Automotive Practice Group. Mr. Lang’s practice focuses on first- and third-party automotive defense and other general liability matters. His past experience includes commercial litigation, security compliance, and commercial transaction matters. He also gained valuable experience in courtroom practice and procedure while working as the Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Lisa Langton in Oakland County Circuit Court. For full details, click on headline.

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