Christopher K. Triska is a shareholder and experienced litigator in Segal McCambridge’s Chicago office who 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. Mr. Triska has also successfully recovered losses on behalf of insurance companies in subrogation claims involving construction equipment, premises, automobiles, and commercial trucks. Mr. Triska serves as local and regional counsel for numerous clients involved in asbestos and talcum powder litigation in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, New Jersey, and California.
Mr. Triska 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 retain Mr. Triska 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 multi-state mass tort litigation is to implement long-term “big picture” strategies while effectively and efficiently handling the day-to-day workup of individual cases, resulting in successful and cost-effective case management for his clients.
- Named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers (The distinction of being named an “Emerging Lawyer” is reserved for the top 2% of Illinois lawyers who are 40 years old or younger and have been identified by their peers as proving themselves to be professional, ethical and experienced at an early point in their legal career.) (2019-2020)
Professional & Civic Involvement
- Chicago Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Wisconsin State Bar Association
Expert Examination, "Daubert, Frye and Other Challenges,” NBI Personal Injury 101 Seminar, Fairview Heights, IL (February 24, 2017).
Articles & Publications
- Essential guide to the products liability case8.30.19
The John Marshall School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2004)
University of Wisconsin, B.A. (2001)
- Wisconsin, 2005
- Illinois, 2005