Christopher I. J. Fobes
Mr. Fobes’ practice focuses on civil defense litigation, including areas of personal injury, sexual abuse, discrimination, and general liability. Mr. Fobes attended law school after serving in Afghanistan as a U.S. Marine in 2009 and 2011. While in law school, Mr. Fobes was as an Article Editor for the Lewis & Clark Law Review. Mr. Fobes also worked as a certified law clerk for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in Portland, Oregon.
- Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2019
- University of Wyoming, Bachelor of Science, 2016
- Supreme Court of the State of Washington
- Supreme Court of the State of Oregon
- United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
- United States District Court for the District of Oregon
Publications / Presentations / Speaking Engagements
- Rule 43(a): Remote Witness Testimony and a Judiciary Resistant to Change, Lewis & Clark Law Review (2020)
- 2021 WASBO Annual Conference: Addressing Employee Accommodations During COVID
- 2022 WASBO Annual Conference: OSPI’s Withholding of State Funds for Willful Violations of COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements
- 2023 WASBO Annual Conference: Best Practices for Videotaping and Photographing Students in K-12 Settings
- Washington State Bar Association
- Oregon State Bar Association
Summary Judgment dismissals
- Harvey v. Clallam County – Defense of county in negligent training claim.
- Young v. American Reliable –Defense of insurer in breach of good faith and fair dealing claim..
- Recall Petitions – Successfully defended two school boards against recall petitions based, in part, on allegations that the school boards failed to comply with COVID-19 guidelines established by the State of Washington.