Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
Loyola Law School, J.D.
University of California, San Diego, B.A.
Christopher K. Mosqueda
An associate in M&R’s Los Angeles office and member of the firm’s Commercial and Business Litigation Practice Group, Christopher Mosqueda handles all aspects of civil litigation. His work in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels, focuses primarily on tort and contract actions.
Chris manages cases from beginning to end, and his experience crafting pleadings, discovery, motions, briefs, research memoranda, jury instructions and verdict forms is quite extensive. So too is his background as a courtroom attorney, having appeared before a slew of judges, including a showing before the California Court of Appeal. Chris is also a skilled negotiator able to facilitate early case resolutions.
As an undergraduate, Chris attended the University of California, San Diego, where he was awarded a B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science. After that, he earned a J.D. from Loyola Law School. There, he was an Senior Production Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review and member of the Armenian Law Students Association (Armenian is Chris’s native language).
Appellate: Drafted an appellate brief and argued before the California Court of Appeal in connection with a lawsuit against an attorney client concerning the application of Civil Code § 1714.10 and involving fraud and civil conspiracy.
Appellate: Drafted appellate briefs in two separate matters concerning the correct interpretation and application of Civil Code § 1714.10.
Appellate: Drafted an appellate brief in support of a trial court’s favorable order granting summary judgment on a cross-complaint arising from a partnership dispute concerning real property and alleging causes of action for intentional and negligent misrepresentation and rescission. The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order.
Appellate: Drafted an appellate brief submitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the appeal of a trial court’s order granting client’s motion to dismiss under the Rooker-Feldmandoctrine. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the trial court’s order without oral argument.
Breach of Contract: Represented a national provider of diagnostic laboratory services in a breach of contract action, and successfully defended it against a cross-complaint for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and rescission. The parties entered into a mutually favorable settlement agreement before trial.
Medical Malpractice: Drafted two successful motions to compel arbitration in separate elder abuse and medical malpractice cases against a skilled nursing facility client.
Products Liability: Successfully represented a national distributor of aluminum products in a products liability action in the United States District Court, in which punitive damages were sought by virtue of the distributor’s purported knowledge of an alleged defect.