Area of Practice: Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation, Employment, General, Real Estate/Land Use/Environment
Walters Law Group
P.O. Box 157, La Mesa 91944
Phone: (619) 888-5759
Christopher Walters is a graduate of UC Berkeley and USC Law School. After practicing at large, national/international law firms for over 10 years, Christopher decided to open his own law firm to serve clients on a more personal basis.
Christopher’s entire career has been spent representing parties in litigation and other disputes. Christopher understands the need to establish a viable budget and always consider the most economical resolution of the matter. Sometimes, this may mean resolving the matter without filing a lawsuit. However, when appropriate and the client agrees on the course of action, Christopher aggressively litigates matters to achieve the best possible result for his client.
Christopher’s experience includes the following types of matters: Commercial/business disputes, including breach of contract and other corporate issues; Trade secrets/unfair business practices, including lawsuits filed against former employees and competitors; Merger/acquisition disputes, including alleged misrepresentations of the value of assets obtained, liabilities assumed; Partnership disputes, including the dissolution of partnerships and issues regarding the terms, enforceability of partnership agreements; Banking/financial services, including collection efforts by banks against guarantors; and Antitrust/class actions.
Christopher has experience with all aspects of employment law: Preparing employment documents for employers, including contracts, handbooks, policies & procedures, non-disclosure agreements; Counseling employers regarding compliance with all applicable statutory/regulatory requirements, including wage & hour issues, exempt status of employees, employee vs. independent contractor status, overtime/holiday pay issues, obligations upon termination of employee; Resolving disputes with departing employees without the need to initiate litigation, including stipulated injunction regarding protection of trade secrets/confidential information and settlement of claims for wages owed; Representing employers in litigation, including a jury trial against former employees and competitors regarding trade secrets, confidential information, and breach of fiduciary duty, and resolution of a threatened lawsuit for sexual harassment, retaliation without the payment of any money to departed employees.
While Christopher has extensive experience litigating employment matters, he prefers to counsel and work with employers before a lawsuit is filed to avoid such claims by employees.