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Christopher S. Marks

Partner

Mr. Marks is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial matters, consumer litigation, and high-exposure tort matters, including product liability claims related to asbestos and talc; consumer products; and transportation. He represents individuals and companies in all three West Coast states where he is licensed and serves as national trial counsel in complex matters throughout the United States. He has tried cases to verdict in California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oregon, and Washington.

Prior to joining Tanenbaum Keale LLP, Mr. Marks was a partner with Sedgwick LLP and the managing partner of the firm’s Seattle, Washington, office and co-chair of the firm’s Environmental and Toxic Tort practice.

Mr. Marks is admitted to practice law in Washington, Oregon and California and is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington and the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. He is also admitted in the U.S. District Court of Appeals (9th Circuit).


Mr. Marks is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial matters, consumer litigation, and high-exposure tort matters, including product liability claims related to asbestos and talc; consumer products; and transportation. He represents individuals and companies in all three West Coast states where he is licensed and serves as national trial counsel in complex matters throughout the United States. He has tried cases to verdict in California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oregon, and Washington.

  • Mr. Marks is a frequent speaker on trial techniques and toxic tort litigation. His memberships and affiliations include:
  • American Bar Association – Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
  • TIPS Automobile Litigation Committee – former chair
  • TIPS Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee – former chair
  • TIPS Trial Academy – chair; faculty member of the National Judicial Training Facility in Reno, NV
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), American Inns of Court (founding member of the William L. Dwyer Chapter)
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Mr. Marks has an “AV Preeminent” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Client and Peer ReviewRating Service (2004-2020), has been recognized by Super Lawyers (2010-2021) and earned recognition in Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in 2021 and 2022.
  • J.D. (1998) Seattle University School of Law, cum laude
  • B.A. (1992) University of Washington
  • C.E.P. (1993) L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
  • M.Sc. (1994) London School of Economics and Political Science