Christopher M. Jantzen

Christopher M. Jantzen

Managing Partner
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Phone:
617- 457-1919
Fax:
617- 574-5050
Email:
CHRISTOPHER M. JANTZEN is a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Boston College.  He is a 1984 graduate of Boston College Law School and a native of Needham, Massachusetts.   During the past year and a half Mr. Jantzen has tried and won 6 consecutive jury verdicts.  He was named a “Super Lawyer” by Massachusetts Super Lawyer magazine in the November of 2009 and October of 2010 issues.  Mr. Jantzen has 26 years of experience in the trial defense of personal and commercial automobile liability, products liability, premises liability, director and officer liability, 93A liability, insurance fraud (SIU), PIP liability and coverage matters.  A few highlights of his successes in Court include the following:  1.)  He was instrumental as defense counsel in breaking the “Pony Express” insurance fraud ring, and saved MetLife Auto and Home over $600,000.00 in bogus and inflated lost wage claims, which garnered him the 2000 New England Association of Insurance Fraud Investigators Investigation of the Year Award.  2.)  He successfully represented the Directors of Goodwill of Merrimack Valley before the New Hampshire Supreme Court in March of 2007, resulting in the defeat of a $2.1 million “D&O” claim.  3.)  He also appeared in a successful variance request before the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners for Plumbers and Gasfitters in March 2007, in a variance case of first impression before that board.  4.)  Mr. Jantzen obtained a rare injunction against the MIAA in Middlesex Superior Court, in favor of a high school football player client.  Mr. Jantzen maintains an active trial practice in the District, Superior and Federal Courts, in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as pro hac vice counsel.   He is a past and present member of the American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Section ), the Massachusetts Bar Association, Middlesex County Bar Association and the Norfolk County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • 25% Civil Litigation Personal Injury Defense
  • 25% Civil Litigation Personal Injury Plaintiff
  • 25% Small Business Litigation
  • 15% Software Business Litigation
  • 10% Criminal Defense: Motor Vehicle Offenses

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1986

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude - 1984
  • Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1980
    • Major: History/Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Co.
  • Covectra
  • B4 Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Hertz Claims Management

Classes/Seminars

  • Recent Case Law Updates in Insurance Law, NEAIFE, 2012 - 2013
  • Recent Case Law Updates in Insurance Law, NEAIFE, 2009 - 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Associate Outside Legal Counsel to U.S. Senator Scott Brown, 2010 - 2012
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2009 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member, 1985 - Present
  • Norfolk County Bar Association, Member, 1990 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Peabody & Arnold, Associate, 1988 - 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Joseph's Parish Finance Council, 1990 - Present
  • Needham Golf Club Charities Board Member, 2009 - Present

Languages

  • English
  • German