Christopher Milligan


Chris Milligan is a trial and litigation attorney at the firm’s Inland Empire office. Mr. Milligan’s practice includes employment litigation, business and insurance litigation, general casualty litigation, products liability, public entity liability, and professional liability including the
representation of architects, engineers, and legal professionals.

Mr. Milligan previously worked in-house for a large insurance company, and several statewide law firms handling employment, business, and insurance litigation defense. He has experience defending life, health, and disability insurance claims (bad faith and ERISA) in state and federal court, as well as experience with workers’ compensation claims and issues. Mr. Milligan has presented seminars to various professional and trade organizations and writes articles on issues of concern to clients.

Mr. Milligan graduated from USC Law School in 2000, where he was the Senior Editor of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and had his student note “Facial Recognition Technology, Video Surveillance, and Privacy” published. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1996, where he was on the Provost’s Honor List. He has been published in the California Lawyer magazine and other publications and has several published cases. He has also been a frequent lecturer on wage and hour, prevailing wage, and employment law topics.

Mr. Milligan was selected as a “Southern California Super Lawyer: Rising Star” in 2011 and 2012. In his free time, Mr. Milligan likes playing, coaching, and refereeing soccer.

  • State Bar of California
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Employee Recruitment Strategies To Increase Diversity, 2020 ACSA Personnel Institute,
    September 28, 2020
  • U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Bostock v. Clayton County Extends Title VII Protections to
    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, The Authority – California Joint Powers Insurance
    Agency, June 1, 2020
  • Co-author, Chapter 9 – Ninth Circuit, ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits “Problems and Pointers
    in Litigating and Defining ‘Own Occ’ Disability Policies” (American Bar Association)
  • “Banning Off-Duty Smoking,” California Lawyer
  • “Meal and Rest Periods Take a Break, But How Long Will It Last,” The Legal Secretary
  • “Facial Recognition Technology, Video Surveillance, and Privacy,” 9 S. CAL. INTER. L.J. 295