Christopher Lundberg is an experienced civil litigator and legal advisor to tribes, businesses and individuals. He has tried numerous cases in federal, state and tribal courts, and negotiated many high-value settlements for multiple clients. Before starting at his firm in 1999 and dedicating his practice to civil litigation and the representation of tribes, Mr. Lundberg served for two years as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Paul J. De Muniz of the Oregon Court of Appeals, for one year as a staff attorney for the Oregon Supreme Court on a Racial Justice Project, and for eighteen months as a staff attorney for the Southern Oregon Public Defenders' Office.
Business and Complex Commercial Litigation
Chris is an experienced trial lawyer, who has handled a variety of complex civil litigation matters, including numerous business and employment disputes, at trial and on appeal.
Metlakatla Indian Community – Serves as general counsel for the Community, which involves providing legal advice to the Council and the government’s various departments, drafting ordinances, representing the Community in lawsuits including Indian Child Welfare Act, employment and other business matters, providing legal representation on economic development projects and other topics as assigned.
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians – Serves as general counsel for the Tribe’s economic development entity, which involves transactional, employment and litigation advice, as well as providing representation to the Tribe on special projects as assigned.
Chris has experience drafting and negotiating a variety of transactional documents, including commercial leases, acquisition agreements, employment-related agreements, development agreements, entity formation documents, strategic-alliance agreements, and intellectual property related agreements.
- Transitions Projects - board member for organization whose mission is to serve people’s basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing.
- Uniting to Understand Racism - founding member and ten-year board member (two years as President) of the Uniting to Understand Racism organization, whose mission is "to reduce racism in our communities through study and personal examination."
- Adjunct Professor, Portland State University, Equalizing Access to Justice – served for two years as Adjunct Professor, Portland State University, Equalizing Access to Justice – Removing the Barriers
- Facilitator for numerous structured, six-week dialogues on racism, which took place in law firms, business and government institutions
- In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons, traveling, playing piano and being outdoors.
Faculty Member and Speaker, Law Seminars International Conference – Tribal Energy in the Pacific Northwest, “Evaluating the Various Structural Options for Partnerships Between Tribes and Developers,” October 17 and 18, 2011.