"In my nearly 30 years as the CEO of several startup companies and the president of a division of a Fortune 100 company, Chris Ludmer is the savviest attorney I have ever met. Chris is intuitive, quick on his feet and misses no detail. He is a no-nonsense, laser-sharp litigator. His military training combined with his advocacy skill affirms that whenever I go into battle, I want Chris Ludmer leading the charge."
— Gary M. Pratt, Chief Executive Officer, Surgical Review Corporation
"I couldn't recommend Chris more. He excelled in every area on our case and obtained an outcome that was 50% better than we projected when starting our litigation. He was sensitive to our need to manage costs and always kept his eye on what was in our best business interest."
— Mark Toothacre, President, Pacific Medical Buildings
"When we needed to find a skilled litigator to handle a complex trade secrets and employment matter in California, we retained Chris Ludmer to represent the company. We had confidence in his approach to the right litigation strategy and his ability to negotiate the process and to manage the parties on the other side of the table. Chris is one of the most capable strategic legal minds I have come to work with in my career."
— Brian Snow, CEO, Pristine Environments
"As a business owner, I have had the pleasure of working with Chris Ludmer for the past 3 years. Chris has helped me extensively with negotiating my company’s Operating and Licensing agreements. He is a very responsive, creative and thorough attorney, who always has my best interest at heart. He listens carefully to my questions and always responds quickly. He offers a vast wealth of knowledge and experience, and is extremely efficient in working with other counsel. Chris has a calm demeanor and is very personable. I have enjoyed working with Chris and look forward to many more years as his client."
— Linda Conover, President, Leucadia Pizza Rancho Santa Fe
"Chris is the ideal attorney. Insightful and articulate, he stays with the case and follows up so that you don’t EVER have to wonder what is going on. Even more, Chris focuses on our business interests first and foremost, and is adept at both formulating creative strategies and managing our expectations. He is fair and wise, and I have the utmost confidence in his judgment. Chris’s instincts, honed by his extensive experience, never miss the mark. He is conciliatory when the case warrants it, and fights tenaciously when needed. When he sees an opportunity, he strikes decisively during the battle. Whenever any kind of legal dispute arises, Chris is the one we want on our side."
— Michael G. Wastvedt, CPA, CGMA, CDFA, President, Wastvedt & Company, Inc.
"Chris represented the majority partner and shareholders of our veterinary group after one shareholder laid claim to two hospitals and equal partnership. The case was challenging in many respects, not the least of which was a less than optimal paper trail. Chris was readily available at any hour for consulting, guidance and strategic planning. His demeanor and approach were reassuring and calming during a very stressful period, contrasting with his strong and dynamic court presence and litigation style. He commanded the courtroom and discovered a seldom used law under the Corporations Code—one that even the judge was not aware of and had to be educated about—and won control of the practices and partnership back for all of the shareholders at trial. The trial was far faster than anyone anticipated and it was a convincing win. Since then I have consulted with Chris on a number of issues, from employment law, discrimination, and LLP contracts. He is responsive, knowledgeable and always the consummate professional. I trust him implicitly."
— Ann Eliopulos, DVM, Hospital Administrator, Bodhi Animal Hospital
"When your business has a legal problem, Chris is the FIRST one you should call. He is the best lawyer we have ever encountered, period. As a small business owner, we have over 100 employees in an industry fraught with high turnover. Much of that employee base is from a generation that seems to have grown up litigious, with a sense of being "owed" something extra from their employers when they leave no matter what the circumstances and no matter how long their tenure. Especially in a relatively employer-unfriendly state like California, where the employment law landscape can be perilous for businesses of any size, the risk of frivolous claims and lawsuits to extort money is constant. That's one reason we are so lucky to have Chris Ludmer on our side. He is always available to counsel us on almost any issue, and his advice has helped us avoid many potential problems or risks that could have resulted in costly litigation. When threats or claims did arise, Chris's advance work with us and the processes he had us institute, along with his brilliant litigation skills, squashed any claims threatened or brought against our business early on. That alone has saved us time and again from spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, and countless hours of precious time, to defend ourselves. It's a real challenge owning and operating a small business. But with Chris representing us, and knowing that he ‘has our back,’ we can focus on that business and our increasing success. Hiring Chris as your lawyer is one of the smartest business decisions you will ever make!"
— Jennifer Ellis, Chief Operating Officer, Big Dog Ventures LLC
"Mr. Ludmer conducted the defense of a complex fraud jury trial in my court. His representation of his clients and his advocacy to the court were outstanding in every respect."
— San Diego Superior Court Judge