The Law Offices of Frank J. Christy, Jr.

Firm Overview

We are dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured by others. Whether your injury is the result of a vehicle accident, medical malpractice, or a defective product or property, we provide tough and aggressive representation aimed at moving your case forward and obtaining full compensation for your injuries.

Example cases

I have been the lead attorney on the following appeals that have resulted in rulings favorable to injured individuals:

Delgado v. Trax Bar & Grill In this case, our client was assaulted in a parking lot as he and his wife left a night club. This California Supreme Court ruling sets forth the circumstances under which a night club can be held responsible for injuries to patrons who are attacked by third parties.

Mata v. Mata In this case, our client was an 11 year old girl whose father was fatally shot at a tavern. The Court of Appeal found that the tavern owner could be held responsible for not properly hiring and training his staff to deal with disruptive patrons. This case ultimately settled before going to trial.

Cohen v. Five Brooks Stable In this case our client was injured when she fell from a horse during a guided trail ride at Five Brooks Stable. She was dragged by her horse over a quarter of a mile. The Court of Appeal concluded that although Ms. Cohen had signed a Release before going on the horseback ride, the Release did not clearly and unambiguously inform an ordinary person, such as Ms. Cohen, that its purpose and effect was to exempt Five Brooks Stable from liability for its own employee's negligence. This matter settled after the Court of Appeal issued its opinion.

For more examples of types of casework, visit our website.

Main Office
11 Western Avenue
Petaluma  CA  94952
  • (707) 773-2714
  • (707) 762-3538


Free Initial Consultation?
Free Initial Consultation
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
None, generally I do everything on a contingency fee.
Hourly Rates
Our current rates range from $250 to $295 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Weekend and evening appointments available.
Emergency After Hours

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose my specialty because I enjoy helping people.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is important that my clients are educated regarding the civil litigation process and either or I can educate my clients to educate themselves on the process or they can take the initiative to educate themselves.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, however in complex cases I feel that it is important that a person has representation.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes, however in complex cases I feel that it is important that a person has representation.

Frank J. Christy, Jr.

Partner, Holland & Christy, 1996-1997

Full-Time Contract Attorney, Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft, 1994-1996

Senior Associate Attorney, Brayton, Gisvold & Harley, 1990-1994

Associate Attorney: Bennett & Rowland, 1989-1990

Wright, Robinson, McCammon, Osthimer & Tatum, 1988-1989

Shaw, Gisvold & Rowland, 1987-1988

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz and Dicker, 1986-1987

I have 21 years of experience practicing law. I have worked for firms where I represented insurance companies and am able to utilize that experience in representing individuals with claims against insurance companies. In addition, I stay current on trends in the law as a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the California Consumer Attorneys of California.

We feel that our success has been in building quality relationships with our clients. All of our clients are treated with integrity and respect for their individual needs, goals and objectives. By hiring the firm, clients receive personal attention and professional representation second-to-none.

We believe that in order to obtain a successful settlement or verdict for our clients, we must provide hard work, compassion and attention to every detail. In addition, I am dedicated to one-on-one contact between myself and my clients. I do not want my clients having to go through three or four telephone calls before being able to speak directly to me or to sit down with me to discuss the status of their case.

Personal interests:

Fly fishing, Baseball (Little League and Major League), Golf and Cooking.

  • Bar Number: 119615
    California , 1985
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
    J.D. , 1985
    Stockton, CA
    Life time member of the Traynor Honor Society.
  • University of California
    B.A. , 1982
    Los Angeles, CA
    Political Science

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