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S. Christian  Stouder

S. Christian Stouder

Firmwide Managing Partner
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Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street
Forty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Based in the Los Angeles office, Mr. Stouder is Haight Brown & Bonesteel’s firmwide Managing Partner. He is Co-Chair of the ALFA International Law Firm Management Practice Group and frequently speaks regarding strategic issues.

Over the past 30 years, Mr. Stouder has served as lead counsel in numerous trials; successfully brought motions for summary judgment; and has extensive experience in dispute resolution via arbitration and mediation. He has been involved in high-profile matters requiring interface with media and public relations.

Mr. Stouder maintains an active practice concentrated in the defense of corporate clients, primarily in the Business Solutions, General Liability and Food Safety Practice Groups.

  • For more than 25 years, Mr. Stouder has represented America’s largest broad line closeout retailer throughout the entire State of California. He has defended this Fortune 500 retailer with respect to a wide variety of substantive matters including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Unruh Act; commercial litigation; landlord/tenant; OSHA compliance; premises liability; product liability; and regulatory actions.
  • Since 2005, Mr. Stouder has represented numerous Native American tribes throughout the State of California with respect to issues of sovereign immunity and the resolution of tort claims through Tribal Court proceedings.
  • Over the past 12 years, Mr. Stouder has represented the world’s largest multichannel video game retailer regarding matters involving Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Unruh Act; appellate; commercial litigation; labor & employment; landlord/tenant; and regulatory actions.
  • Mr. Stouder represents a Fortune 500 fashion specialty retailer in matters arising out of allegations of general negligence and premises liability.
  • Mr. Stouder served as National Coordinating Counsel defending nationwide litigation involving catastrophic injuries and deaths arising out of the 2011 Listeriosis outbreak allegedly linked to the consumption of cantaloupe.
October 25, 2013
Presentation by S. Christian Stouder
October 18-20, 2012
Presentation by S. Christian Stouder


University of San Diego School of Law (JD, 1990)

Indiana University (BS, 1987)

California State Courts
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

ALFA International – Co-Chair of the Law Firm Management Practice Group; Steering Committees of the Product Liability and Retail Practice Groups

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

Southern California Super Lawyers 2017-2023