Christopher J. Cormier


“Following a competitive selection process, I retained Chris to represent me as the liquidating trustee of a bankrupt company in high-stakes litigation. I’m glad I did. Through his hard work, strategic vision, and consistent communication, I secured a favorable resolution in a timely and efficient manner. I look forward to working with him again.”

– Thomas Minick, Managing Principal of Commenda Capital

Based in Washington, DC, Chris is an accomplished plaintiffs’ lawyer who has substantial experience litigating high-stakes antitrust, commercial and consumer cases. He has obtained more than $1.5 billion in verdicts and settlements in federal courts from Kansas City to New York City.

A leading legal publication notes that Chris is “lauded as ‘an excellent competition plaintiff lawyer’ who is regularly engaged in high-value antitrust proceedings before state and federal courts.” He has been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers guide and the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers guide, honored as one the globe’s top plaintiffs’ antitrust lawyers in the Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Competition, selected to the Best Lawyers in America, called a “Rising Star” in the field of Antitrust Litigation by Super Lawyers, and recognized by Benchmark Plaintiff as an Antitrust Litigation Star.



Courts throughout the country have commented favorably on his work:

I do think the result here was remarkable.  This is a case which I think a lot of experienced class action antitrust lawyers turned their back on, others who decided they’d rather do it their own way, and this group of lawyers stuck with it, built this case….  This was a matter of the jurors being persuaded by the presentation made at trial, based on copious preparation….  And I think that the result in this case in the end was truly exceptional.

— Hon. John Lungstrum, U.S. District Judge, District of Kansas, In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation (July 27, 2016 Hearing)

I’ve heard how counsel have performed, how thoroughly and faithfully and zealously they represented their clients and sought a fair and reasonable outcome….  And that’s important to have skilled counsel.  That makes all the difference….  I think counsel can feel very good about themselves professionally, that they’ve served their clients well.

— Hon. Anne Thompson, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey, In re Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (May 10, 2018 Hearing)

I was sincere when I said I think both sides have received excellent legal representation in this case.

— Hon. Harry Mattice, Jr., U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Tennessee, In re Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings Antitrust Litigation (May 23, 2017 Hearing)

Chris’s clients, like the General Counsel’s office at the University of Utah Health System, similarly speak to his attributes as a trusted and reliable advocate:

I can see why you are a successful attorney.  Many of our outside law firms take us for granted a bit and don’t communicate regularly so I appreciate this….  It is nice to work with people in whom I have such confidence.

Chris is actively litigating numerous contingency cases on the plaintiffs’ side in federal and state courts throughout the country, from nationwide antitrust and consumer privacy class actions to high-value breach of contract cases on behalf of individual and corporate clients in the energy field.

From deposing the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company and drafting case-dispositive briefs to rolling up his sleeves and learning the documents of a case inside and out, Chris takes pride in effectively representing his clients’ interests in all phases of litigation, from complaint filing to trial and appeal, and all points in between.

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