Christopher B. Ghio


Christopher is trusted by a wide range of clients, including financial institutions at the local, regional and national level; publicly traded corporations; court-appointed receivers; bankruptcy trustees; private fiduciaries; small businesses and individuals.

Christopher’s broad-based practice includes civil litigation and appellate advocacy in state and federal courts; real estate and corporate transactions; bankruptcy; loan workouts and restructuring.

A creative, out-of-the box thinker, Christopher employs the business sense honed from years working in his family business to provide proactive, innovative solutions for the unique legal challenge facing each client.

This approach remains the same whether at trial in the courtroom, negotiating a deal in a boardroom, or seeking a favorable result at mediation or arbitration. Christopher firmly believes that forward looking, strategic thinking should be at the core of each representation.

Christopher has been lead counsel on the following significant matters including: obtaining approval of a Chapter 11 liquidating plan for a court appointed Chapter 11 Trustee in a case involving the recovery of several dozen fraudulently conveyed rental homes; successfully defending - in a reported decision - a summary judgment in his clients’ favor on appeal to the California Appellate and Supreme Courts; securing terminating sanctions against plaintiffs in multi-million dollar harassment and defamation cases; securing a "no-notice" ex parte turnover order for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee; and negotiating and documenting a lease for multiple floors of Class A office space.

Christopher's clients routinely compliment his proactive and diligent strategic approaches which produce exceptional results.


  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law  (J.D., 2008)
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (B.A., 2005)
    • Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California