Christopher M. Puckelwartz


Chris concentrates in civil defense litigation. His primary practice areas include personal injury, premises liability, construction negligence, commercial fraud, subrogation and transportation and commercial vehicle accidents. Chris represents insurance companies and self-insured companies, both large and small, in all of these practice areas. Chris is an advocate of exploring early dispute resolution to save clients the time and expense associated with litigation. Chris has also given lectures and seminars dealing with spoliation of evidence and asserting privilege with respect to company accident reports. Beyond his legal practice, Chris is a devoted husband and father with interests including basketball, music composition, artwork and creative writing.

DID YOU KNOW: My deceased grandfather, Walter Duda, was an Illinois senator.

  • Education:

    • J.D., Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1997
    • B.A., University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1994
  • Professional Memberships & Associations

    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Seminars & Presentations:

    • “Top 10 Misconceptions About Illinois Premises Liability,” SUPERVALU, March 2009
    • “Spoliation of Evidence,” SUPERVALU / REM, April 2007
    • “Spoliation of Evidence: Protecting Yourself From The Start,” Bryce Downey Clients, April 2006
    • “An Ounce of Prevention, a Pound of Cure: Manuals and Potential Litigation Pit Falls,” Albertsons, Inc., November 2005
    • “To Protect or To Serve: Asserting Privilege on Reports,” Albertsons, Inc., March 2005

Chicago, Illinois 312-377-1501 | Crown Point, Indiana 219-488-2590

Chicago, Illinois


Crown Point, Indiana