Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP is pleased to announce that attorneys Michael
Christian, of the firm's San Francisco office, and Todd
Tippett, of the firm's Dallas office, have been elected to the
partnership effective January 1, 2013.
"Mike and Todd exemplify - personally and professionally - the qualities
Zelle Hofmann nurtures and promotes," said Kerry Brown, a member of the
Executive Committee of Zelle Hofmann. "They have demonstrated
outstanding legal abilities and superior client service and have made
significant contributions to the firm. We are delighted to welcome them
to the partnership."
Christian is a commercial litgator with a practice that includes
antitrust, employment and intellectual property litigation. He has
significant federal and state court litigation experience, including
dozens of arbitrations, mediations and trials. In 2005, he was one of
the co-counsel who successfully tried a class action employment law case
to a $172 million verdict, which represented one of the ten largest jury
verdicts that year in the entire United States. Christian has also
represented and counseled numerous Fortune 500 energy companies,
financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers and other businesses in
a variety of matters. He is also experienced in practicing before the
Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the United States Patent and
Tippett's practice is dedicated to litigation. His experience includes
insurance coverage matters, environmental issues, disputes arising out
of catastrophic losses at commercial/industrial sites, and disputes
involving agriculture losses. Tippett was named a "Rising Star" for 2011
and 2012 by Texas Monthly magazine. In 2011, he achieved the
Advocate designation from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for
his dedication to trial advocacy.
About Zelle Hofmann:
Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP is a national litigation and dispute
resolution law firm with offices in Boston, Dallas, London, Minneapolis,
San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The Firm excels at handling
insurance, antitrust and other complex litigation on both a national and
global scale. The Firm also has an affiliate office in Beijing, People's
Republic of China. For more information about Zelle Hofmann, visit www.zelle.com.
For more information about the firm's Zealous Women initiative, visit www.zealouswomen.com.
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