Attorneys Chris Christenson & Craig Fiederlein

Read the profiles below to learn about the experiences, background, memberships and education of Chris Christenson and Craig Fiederlein.

BERNHARDT "CHRIS" D. CHRISTENSON III

BACKGROUND

  • Born in Flint, Michigan
  • Flint Southwestern Academy High School (1990)

EDUCATION  

  • University of Michigan, Flint (B.A. 1995)
  • Tomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. 1999)
  • Specializing in Business Transactions

LICENSES

  • Real Estate Salesperson (1990)
  • Real Estate Appraiser (Limited 1992)
  • State Bar of Michigan (2000)
  • Residential Builder’s License (2004)

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Christenson & Fiederlein, PC (June 2006 – Present)
  • Chris Christenson, PC (January 2002-June 2006)

PAST EXPERIENCE

  • Baker College – Owosso Campus
  • Instructor – International Marketing    (Winter 2003)
  • Instructor – Small Business Marketing  (Fall 2002)
  • The Dominic DiCicco Company, Corporate Counsel/Project Coordinator
  • Home Building Resources, Construction Superintendent
  • Fore Construction, Director of Construction Operations
  • First National Financial Corporation, Regional
    Branch Manager/Loan Officer
  • First Americorp. Real Estate Salesperson

BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS

Court Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court (2006)
  • State Bar of Michigan (2000)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan

Memberships (State Bar of Michigan):

  • Young Lawyers Section, Chairperson (2008-2009)
  • Young Lawyers Section, Vice-Chairperson Elect (2006-2007)
  • Young Lawyers Section, Secretary/Treasurer (2005-2006)
  • Young Lawyers Section, Executive Council Member (2004-2005)
  • Business Law Section
  • Criminal Law Section
  • Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Real Property Law Section

Membership (Genesee County Bar Association):

  • Vice President (2009)
  • Board of Directors (2005-present)
  • Young Lawyers Delegate (2003-2004)
  • Lawyer Referral Program
  • Legal Aid Committee Member
  • Golf Outing Chairperson (2005, 2006)
  • Marketing Committee Member
  • Business Law Committee Chairperson (2006-2007)

Membership (Others):

  • Centennial American Inn of Court: Board of Directors/Executive Committee (2004-2009)
  • Legal Services of Eastern Michigan Board of Directors (2004-Present)American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)
  • Past participant of Fenton High School Community Education programs
  • Genesee County Defender Program
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) Forum
  • Builders Association of Metro Flint
  • Flint Area Association of Realtors

PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business/Contract Litigation
  • Real Estate and Construction Law
  • Criminal Law Defense
  • General Civil Litigation  
  • Probate Administration

CRAIG R. FIEDERLEIN

BACKGROUND

  • Born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Mahopac High School (1989), Honors Society 
  • Varsity Baseball, Soccer, & Tennis

EDUCATION

  • Michigan State University (B.A. with honor, 1993)
  • General Business Administration Pre-Law
  • University of Toledo, College of Law (J.D. Cum Laude 1996). 

AWARDS

  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Toledo Law Review, Business Editor
  • American Jurisprudence Award Constitutional Law
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
  • Golden Key National Honors Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma National Honors

MEMBERS/ADMISSIONS

Courts:

  • United States Supreme Court (2006)
  • State Bar of Michigan (1996)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (1996)

Memberships:

  • Genesee County Bar Association (1998-present)
  • Genesee County Bar Association Inn of Court (2001-present)
  • Oakland County Bar Association (1996 to present) 
  • Oakland County Bar Association Inn of Court (1999-2006, Barrister) 
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Metropolitan Flint
  • Builders Association of Metropolitan Flint
  • Genesee Landlords Association

LICENSES

  • State Bar of Michigan (1996)
  • Residential Builder’s License (2005)

EXPERIENCE

  • Christenson & Fiederlein, PC, Partner (2006-present)
  • Harry, McMillen & Fiederlein, LLP, Partner  (2000-2006)
  • Harry, Saoud, Fiederlein & Hull, LLP, Partner (1998-2000)
  • Harry, Packard & Saoud, LLP, Associate (1996-1998) 
  • Marshall & Melhorn, PC, Law Clerk (1995)
  • State of Ohio, Court of Appeals, 6th Dist., Intern
  • Research Assistance to Interim Dean James Klein  
  • Judicial Title Insurance, Clerk
  • Ralph Langsam Associates, Property Management Assistant

PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business/Contract Litigation
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Bankruptcy/Debtor/Creditor 
  • General Civil Litigation     

 

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