Christopher D. Lee


Chris has tried dozens of trials to verdict and has extensive experience defending complex civil litigation from its earliest stages to conclusion. Although he is a first-chair trial lawyer, he often resolves complex matters utilizing creative settlement and resolution strategies. He represents businesses, manufacturers, and insurance companies. In addition, he represents contractors and premises owners in claims for unreasonably dangerous work environments, death, and business interruption. He has defended manufacturers and premises owners from asbestos and other toxic tort claims for more than 20 years.


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law  (J.D.)
  • DePauw University  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana


  • Evansville Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel Of Indiana (DTCI), board member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)


America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Indiana

  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers® (2008 - 2021, 2023) 
    • Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers (2020)
  •  Best Lawyers® 
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2016, 2019, 2022-2024)
    • Commercial Litigation (2022-2024)
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2022-2024) 
  • Distinguished Service Award, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • James Bethel Gresham Freedom Award
  • Raymond L. White Award for Distinguished Military Service
  • Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan (2004)