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Christie Bodnar Swiss


Ms. Swiss practices primarily in the areas of architects and engineers professional liability, public entity liability, and labor and employment law. For more information about Ms. Swiss’s practice areas, please call or email her at your convenience.


Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis (J.D. cum laude, 2006)

Bryn Mawr College (M.A. French, 2003)

University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. Marketing & French, 2002)

Bar Admissions

California, 2006

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Central District of California, 2006

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2009

United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2013

Professional Memberships

State Bar of California

Pasadena Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

American Bar Association

Association of Women in Architecture

The Society of Women of Engineers Los Angeles and San Diego

Volunteer for Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project

Lawyers Club of San Diego

San Diego Bar Association

North County Bar Association

Affiliate Member of The American Institute of Architects San Diego and Palomar

Affiliate Member of the American Council of Engineering Companies San Diego Chapter

Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles Board (Secretary 2009-2013)

Notre Dame Club of San Diego

California Women Lawyers

Recent Publications and Seminars

Deciphering Indemnity Within Public Agency Contracts

What Do I Do When Hiring a Non-Citizen

The Changing Face of Indemnity-Recent Developments in Indemnity Law and a Closer Look at the Defense Obligation Lurking in Contractual Indemnity Provisions

Medi-Cal/Medicare Set Asides

Howell v. Hamilton and Medical Special Damages

ADA and the Law

Practice Areas

  • Trial
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Entity Liability
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • General Business Litigation
  • Appeals

Telephone: 760-274-2110

Email: cswiss@ccmslaw.com

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