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5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., Pepperdine University, 2003

B.A., Philosophy, Bates College, 1998


Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, and Insurance Coverage (2013-2016, Law & Politics)


Christopher B. Queally is a partner and trial lawyer in GRSM’s Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability, Banking & Finance and Real Estate practice groups. Mr. Queally represents Fortune 500 companies, mid-caps, public entities, small companies and attorneys in complex litigation. Mr. Queally has tried to verdict numerous high stakes cases in both state and federal court with outstanding results for his clients. Mr. Queally has been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star® in the fields of Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, and Insurance Coverage by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine Law & Politics for the years 2013-2016. This distinction is awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.

Mr. Queally’s commercial practice focuses on banking litigation.  Mr. Queally represents banks, private lenders, and corporate borrowers in litigation arising out of commercial financing, debt restructuring, credit reporting, fair debt collection practices, consumer claims and all other areas of lender liability.

Mr. Queally’s professional liability practice focuses on the representation of attorneys, insurance agents and brokers and accountants in malpractice actions.  Mr. Queally has successfully handled legal malpractice claims arising from numerous fields of practice including commercial litigation, probate, insurance bad faith, and other areas.

Mr. Queally graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2003, and was an extern at Bet Tzedek Legal Services during law school working on legal matters for the disadvantaged. Mr. Queally obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 1998. Prior to joining GRSM, Mr. Queally was an associate with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, Condon & Forsyth, and most recently Callahan & Blaine.

Mr. Queally’s opinions include Sullivan v. Knobeloch, No. A126696, 2010 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5140 (July 8, 2010); Exp.-Import Bank of Korea v. ASI Corp., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111198 (C.D. Cal. June 28, 2018); Exp.-Import Bank of Korea v. ASI Corp., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182960 (C.D. Cal. June 13, 2017); Mathison v. Bumbo, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108511 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2008); and others.


U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


California Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Pepperdine Alumni Waves

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