Christopher A. Wadley
Partner | Chicago
312.244.6717 | cwadley@walkerwilcox.com
Legal Assistant | Jessica Vail
jvail@walkerwilcox.com | 312.244.6745
Paralegal | Kristin Duewerth
Overview

Chris Wadley has significant experience litigating cases around the country, at both the trial and appellate levels. Chris’s cases have involved, among other things, insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits, business and commercial disputes, and tort litigation. Chris has also counseled insurance companies and policyholders on various coverage matters, and he has counseled other business clients on issues pertaining to compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Chris has also been involved in various pro bono activities, including assisting the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. in the representation of individuals against unions and the representation of juveniles in delinquency and expulsion hearings in the Chicago Public Schools.

Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, D. Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, C.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, D. Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Education
  • Loyola University, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S., with high distinction
Notable Decisions

Some recent highlights of Chris’s practice include:

Insurance Coverage

Business and Tort Claims

  • Obtained jury verdict following trial in favor of home inspection company on negligence claim based on company’s alleged failure to identify hazard that caused fire that destroyed home two weeks after the plaintiffs moved into the home. Whitney v. Power Inspection Services, Inc., No. 13 cv 00899 (Wisc. Cir. Ct., Walworth Cnty. Nov. 5, 2015).
  • Briefed and argued appeal upholding summary judgment in favor of a product manufacturer based upon the application of Texas’s statute of limitations to product-liability claims filed in Washington state court. Hai v. STL Int’l, Inc., No. 43877-1-II, 2014 WL 1494107 (Wash. Ct. App. Apr. 15, 2014).
  • Obtained an order compelling the plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims against an architectural firm in a case in which the plaintiffs claimed that they had been victims of a real estate scheme to defraud investors in connection with the redevelopment of vacant lots in the City of Chicago. Blythe Holdings, Inc. v. Flawless Financial Corp., No. 06-C-5262, 2009 WL 103196 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 15, 2009).
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a leading material-science technology company on claims that it breached various technology licensing agreements. SMS Demag Aktiengesellschaft v. Material Sciences Corp., 528 F. Supp. 2d 887 (C.D. Ill. 2007).
Accolades
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2018
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2017
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2016
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2015
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2014
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2013
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2012
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2011
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2010
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2009
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Illinois State Bar Association
Christopher A. Wadley
Partner | Chicago
312.244.6717 | cwadley@walkerwilcox.com
Legal Assistant | Jessica Vail
jvail@walkerwilcox.com | 312.244.6745
Paralegal | Kristin Duewerth
Overview

Chris Wadley has significant experience litigating cases around the country, at both the trial and appellate levels. Chris’s cases have involved, among other things, insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits, business and commercial disputes, and tort litigation. Chris has also counseled insurance companies and policyholders on various coverage matters, and he has counseled other business clients on issues pertaining to compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Chris has also been involved in various pro bono activities, including assisting the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. in the representation of individuals against unions and the representation of juveniles in delinquency and expulsion hearings in the Chicago Public Schools.

Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, D. Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, C.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, D. Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Education
  • Loyola University, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S., with high distinction
Notable Decisions

Some recent highlights of Chris’s practice include:

Insurance Coverage

Business and Tort Claims

  • Obtained jury verdict following trial in favor of home inspection company on negligence claim based on company’s alleged failure to identify hazard that caused fire that destroyed home two weeks after the plaintiffs moved into the home. Whitney v. Power Inspection Services, Inc., No. 13 cv 00899 (Wisc. Cir. Ct., Walworth Cnty. Nov. 5, 2015).
  • Briefed and argued appeal upholding summary judgment in favor of a product manufacturer based upon the application of Texas’s statute of limitations to product-liability claims filed in Washington state court. Hai v. STL Int’l, Inc., No. 43877-1-II, 2014 WL 1494107 (Wash. Ct. App. Apr. 15, 2014).
  • Obtained an order compelling the plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims against an architectural firm in a case in which the plaintiffs claimed that they had been victims of a real estate scheme to defraud investors in connection with the redevelopment of vacant lots in the City of Chicago. Blythe Holdings, Inc. v. Flawless Financial Corp., No. 06-C-5262, 2009 WL 103196 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 15, 2009).
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a leading material-science technology company on claims that it breached various technology licensing agreements. SMS Demag Aktiengesellschaft v. Material Sciences Corp., 528 F. Supp. 2d 887 (C.D. Ill. 2007).
Accolades
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2018
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2017
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2016
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2015
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2014
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2013
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2012
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2011
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2010
  • Super Lawyers® Illinois Rising Stars 2009
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Illinois State Bar Association