Christopher S. Channel is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Litigation Practice Group, where he co-leads the Product Liability Defense Group and co-leads the Restrictive Covenants/Non-Competes Group. He is also a member of the Employment & Labor Practice Group. Chris is based in the Pittsburgh office and is an experienced trial lawyer who has defended industrial manufacturers and business owners in claims involving allegations of toxic substances, defective products, premises liability and negligence.
During the course of his career, Chris has represented members of the natural resources industries in matters impacting their business. He regularly represents parties in protecting their intellectual property through trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and covenants not-to-compete and has experience in alternative dispute resolution.
Chris works diligently to understand the client’s business goals and works in close communication with his clients to develop the most effective litigation strategy.
Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Chris was a shareholder at Babst Calland Clements and Zomnir, P.C.
J.D., Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary
B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Babst Calland Clements and Zomnir, P.C.
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
The West Virginia State Bar
Allegheny County Bar Association (Chair-Elect (former Secretary and Executive Committee member), Civil Litigation Council)
Pennsylvania Rising Star, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine (2005-2008, 2010-2017)
Channel, Christopher S., “The Twisted Path of the Music File-Sharing Litigation: The Cases That Have Shaped the Litigation and the RIAA’s Litigation Strategy,” Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, Vol. 16, Number 10, October 2004.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Adjunct Professor)
Speeches & Presentations
Allegheny County Bar Association
Carnegie Mellon University, Current Issues in Cyber Law