Overview

Christian is a dedicated litigator, handling a wide variety of criminal and civil matters. His criminal defense practice includes representation of individuals accused of violating state and federal laws ranging from juvenile and student matters, domestic incidents, motor vehicle offenses and controlled substance violations, to assault, embezzlement, trafficking, computer crimes, firearms offenses, and homicide. In matters of personal injury, Christian represents individuals who have suffered injury and loss caused by another’s careless, reckless, or, criminal acts, including motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents, premises defects, negligent supervision, and hazardous conditions. Christian has also represented individuals and corporations in commercial, contract, and complex litigation. In addition, he represents individuals in administrative hearings with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Active in his community, Christian has served two terms on the Ansonia/Milford Grievance Panel (2007-2013). He is currently serving on the Town of Orange Board of Education where he chairs the Buildings and Grounds/Safety and Security Committee and co-chairs the Board’s Policy Committee.

Prior to joining Cohen and Wolf, Christian was a partner in the Law Offices of Young and Riccio.

Credentials

Education

Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. 1998

Calvin College, B.A., 1995

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut

Honors & Awards

Connecticut Super Lawyers®, Criminal Defense, 2014-2019

Connecticut Super Lawyers® "Top 100 New England Super Lawyers", 2017, 2018

Connecticut Super Lawyers® "Top 50 Connecticut Super Lawyers", 2017, 2018

Martindale Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, "Outstanding Contribution to Criminal Defense", 2017

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Speaking Engagements

  • Gateway Community College
    Guest Lecturer, Constitutional Law, 2016-2018
  • National Business Institute
    Guest Lecturer, Firearms Laws, 2017

Professional Affiliations

Connecticut Bar Association

Fairfield County Bar Association

Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Support Staff

Donna Santana
203.337.4197
dsantana@cohenandwolf.com

Terri Bludevich
203.337.4181
tbludevich@cohenandwolf.com

Community Involvement

Ansonia/Milford Grievance Panel, 2007-2013

Town of Orange Board of Education
     •  Buildings and Grounds/Safety and Security Committee, Chair
     •  Policy Committee, Co-Chair

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