Christopher Triska concentrates his practice on defending companies in catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims involving products, commercial and residential construction, premises, automobiles, commercial trucking and contractors.

Chris successfully recovers losses on behalf of insurance companies in subrogation claims involving construction equipment, premises, automobiles and commercial trucks. He serves as local, regional and national counsel for numerous clients involved in asbestos and talcum powder litigation in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.

He is involved in all aspects of the litigation process and is proficient in developing and executing defense strategy, preparing for trial and resolving matters through settlement when appropriate. Clients rely on him for his extensive knowledge of methods and strategies for avoiding and/or lessening the impact of litigation.

His goal in resolving disputes on behalf of his clients involved in multistate mass tort litigation is to implement long-term, big-picture strategies while efficiently handling the day-to-day workup of individual cases. This results in successful and cost-effective case management for his clients.

Chris earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Outside of his work in the legal arena, he enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling and fishing.


  • Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer, 2019 – 2020

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association

Practice Highlights

Representative Matters

  • Appointed local trial counsel in Illinois for numerous companies.
  • Obtained favorable decisions in more than 25 arbitrations in personal injury cases for clients involved in automobile and premises-related claims.



  • “Essential Guide to the Products Liability Case,” Products Liability Practice 2019 Edition, 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Expert Examination, “Daubert, Frye and Other Challenges,” NBI Personal Injury 101 Seminar, 2017