Christopher Appel

Christopher Appel

Of Counsel, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Chris' public policy work focuses on tort law and civil justice system reform. His work is generally divided among legislative efforts, appellate litigation and academic writing. Chris has drafted model legislation to be introduced on the state and federal level, authored amicusĀ briefs to state supreme courts and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and published in many legal periodicals and law reviews, including theĀ Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has also testified before state legislatures on civil justice reform initiatives and presented at numerous law schools and legal conferences. In addition, Chris has assisted in the development of several Restatement and Principles projects of the American Law Institute addressing civil liability issues.