Practice Areas
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Litigation
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Academic Credentials
  • Duke University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2011
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio (pending)
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
Professional Credentials
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Treasurer, Litigation Section Council, 2020–2021
  • Wake County (NC) Bar Association
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014–2021
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Profile:

Christopher Battles is an associate in Sonkin & Koberna’s litigation group. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Christopher practiced at a respected boutique firm in Raleigh, North Carolina for over ten years, specializing in complex business litigation. He has experience in a wide range of practice areas, including contract disputes, business torts, employment law, construction law, intellectual property, FINRA, and commercial arbitration. Christopher has litigated cases involving the Civil Rights Act, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, the Uniform Commercial Code, federal and state trade secret law, and the North Carolina Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. He also closely monitors major lawsuits and other developments in video game law. Christopher has represented clients in all North Carolina courts, including the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the North Carolina Business Court, and all United States District Courts in the state.

Representative Engagements:
  • Represented nationwide class of military service members in federal lawsuits against two major national banks involving violation of Service members Civil Relief Act; both matters resulted in multi-million-dollar settlements.
  • Successfully argued matter before Supreme Court of North Carolina regarding discovery rights pursuant to motion to vacate arbitration award under state law.
  • Represented Indian tobacco exporter as lead counsel in multi-million-dollar lawsuit involving contract law and Uniform Commercial Code; negotiated settlement of lawsuit at mediation.
  • Represented class of investors in private equity firm in action against managers for breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation, and formation of competing private equity firm.