Chris R. Baniszewski
Chris Baniszewski's' practice focuses in the area of
construction law. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, and
construction project owners. The Best Lawyers in America® selectee advises clients regarding workmanship issues,
and claims associated with liens, bonds, delays, and non-payment.
litigation setting, Chris has extensive experience representing both owners and
contractors, including hearings before the Registrar of Contractors and in
alternative dispute resolution settings.
Additionally, Chris advises contractors
in general business matters, licensing requirements and the drafting of
For six years, Chris taught Construction Contract
Administration at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State
University. He is a long-time member and past chair (2011-2012) of the
Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona.
Chris also practices in the areas of labor and employment,
complex commercial litigation and personal injury. In labor and employment,
Chris advises the firm's business clients regarding breach of employment
contracts, wrongful termination and employment discrimination.
litigation, Chris handles a variety of matters including contract, fraud,
negligence and insurance disputes.
Chris earned his J.D., cum laude, from Arizona State
University College of Law. He served on the law review, and his article,
"Supreme Court Review of Excessive Prison Sentences," 25 ARIZ. ST. L. J. 929 was
selected for publication.
Chris earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum
laude, in Political Science from Northern Arizona University in 1991. Chris
played football for NAU and received a number of awards and honors for his
athletic and academic achievements, including NAU Student Athlete of the Year
(1989-1990); GTE Academic All-America First Team Selection (1989); and College of
Social and Behavioral Sciences Academic Achievement Award (1989 and 1990).
Prior to joining Warner Angle, Chris clerked for the
Honorable Thomas C. Kleinschmidt at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Chris enjoys
playing golf and spending time with his wife and their two children.