J. Christopher Jorgensen

J. Christopher Jorgensen

Partner
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702.474.2642 office
702.216.6178 fax
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 600
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Chris is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including product liability, class action and consumer finance cases, in state and federal courts.

Chris has 20 years of litigation experience in Las Vegas, Nevada, representing manufacturers or product sellers of drugs and medical devices, asbestos and tires. He also has defended Fortune 500 corporate defendants in multi-district litigation, and most recently has been representing financial institutions in class action and mass filings of consumer finance litigation arising out of the sub-prime mortgage crisis (TILA, RESPA, HOEPA, FRCRA). Throughout this representation, a large body of Nevada consumer finance case law was established arising from the thousands of home mortgage lawsuits filed in Nevada from 2009 to the present. Chris defended/managed over 800 of these lawsuits, primarily in Nevada, but also extending into Arizona and New Mexico.

Rated an “AV/Preeminent Attorney” with Martindale-Hubbell, Chris is detail oriented in his approach to all of his cases. He works closely with his clients to understand and meet their goals, is obsessively responsive to their inquiries, and is as aggressive as required to resolve the litigation or dispute.

Active in many professional organizations, Chris is a member of both the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). He is also associated with the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and multi-jurisdictional group TAGLAW.

Chris routinely works as local counsel for national law firms requiring Nevada counsel. He authored the Nevada section of the American Bar Association’s publication “50 State Survey of Medical Monitoring,” and the Nevada section of the IADC “State Best Practices Survey” in 2011 and 2012.

He also co-authored and presented “What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay in Vegas—Anatomy of a Conspiracy and Its Legal and Ethical Implications for Defendants, Insurers, and Their Attorneys, for the FDCC Quarterly Journal and at the FDCC Annual Meeting. He has served as the Chair of the Recruiting Committee at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie for the past five years.

Chris is admitted in both Nevada and Virginia. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah, followed by a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Stephen J. Huffaker. He obtained his B.A from Brigham Young University.

Representative Matters

  • Christopher Jorgensen and Meng Zhong – Futch v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, 573 F. App’x 636 (9th Cir. 2014) (affirming dismissal of wrongful foreclosure and quiet title claims).
  • Christopher Jorgensen and Meng Zhong – Suet Fong Wong v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, No. 2:11-CV-01608-GMN, 2012 WL 4868085, at *6 (D. Nev. Oct. 11, 2012) (granting BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP’s motion to dismiss unfair lending practices, deceptive trade practices, conspiracy, and numerous other claims).
  • Christopher Jorgensen and Meng Zhong – Rivera v. Recontrust Co., No. 2:11-CV-01695-KJD, 2012 WL 2190710, at *5 (D. Nev. June 14, 2012) (granting motion to dismiss quiet title, wrongful foreclosures, and other claims).
  • Christopher Jorgensen – Gothan v. World Sav. Bank, FSB, No. 3:10-CV-66-RCJ-WGC, 2012 WL 1716073, at *3-4 (D. Nev. May 11, 2012) (granting BANA/ReconTrust’s motion to dismiss unfair lending practices claim).
  • Diana Erb and Daniel Polsenberg – Lawrence v. Bank of Am., 466 F. App'x 570 (9th Cir. 2012) (affirming dismissal of action arising out of foreclosure proceedings) [brief memorandum decision].
  • Christopher Jorgensen and Scott Hoffmann – Gillespie v. Countrywide Bank FSB, No. 3:09-CV-556 JCM VPC, 2011 WL 3652603, at *4 (D. Nev. Aug. 19, 2011) (granting motion to dismiss FDCPA, unfair lending, and other claims).
  • Christopher Jorgensen and Meng Zhong – Parker v. Greenpoint Mortg. Funding Inc., No. 3:11-CV-00039-ECR, 2011 WL 2923949, at *10 (D. Nev. July 15, 2011) (granting motion by BAC, MERS, and ReconTrust to dismiss FDCPA, unfair lending practices, wrongful foreclosure, quiet title, and other claims).
  • Christopher Jorgensen – Martinez v. Bank of Am., No. 2:10-CV-01387-GMN, 2011 WL 1740146, at *2 (D. Nev. May 5, 2011) (granting BANA’s motion to dismiss Truth in Lending Act action).
  • Christopher Jorgensen and Marvin Ruth – Clay v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., No. 2:09-CV-02040-RLH, 2011 WL 1541357, at *3 (D. Nev. Apr. 21, 2011) (granting Countrywide’s motion for summary judgment on fraud and promissory estoppel claims).
  • Christopher Jorgensen – Labasan v. Countrywide Mortg. Ventures, LLC, No. 2:09-CV-02315-KJD, 2010 WL 3810008, at *5 (D. Nev. Sept. 20, 2010) (granting motion to dismiss foreclosure, fraud, quiet title, usury, and other claims).
  • Christopher Jorgensen – Coward v. First Magnus Fin. Corp., No. 209-CV-01143-RCJ-GWF, 2009 WL 3367398, at *11 (D. Nev. Oct. 14, 2009) (granting Countrywide/MERS/ReconTrust’s motion to dismiss/motion for summary judgment on statutory, wrongful foreclosure, and other claims).

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Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
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12/14/2015
Lewis Roca Rothgerber saluted as 2015 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
Also recognized by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for Most Hours Donated by a Law Firm

Presentations

Book/Guide

  • Author, ""State Best Practices Survey," Chapter on Nevada Law," The Foundation of the International Association of Defense Counsel, December 2011

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating

Other Info

Education

J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1994
B.A., Brigham Young University, 1990

Bar Admissions

Nevada, 1994
Virginia, 1995

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • TAGLAW, Member
  • Defense Research Institute DRI, Member
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel FDCC, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel IADC, State of Nevada Membership Chair
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member