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Christopher D. Banys

Christopher D. Banys

Banys, P.C.

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Christopher Banys started Banys, P.C. with one goal in mind: providing intelligent, effective, advocacy to help his clients achieve justice.  Whether he’s helping an inventor protect her invention in a complex patent-infringement case, representing a class of employees wrongfully denied their wages, helping a small business with trademark issues, helping the victim of a serious personal injury get the help he needs to pay his medical bills and rebuild his life, or working free of charge to help a homeless family stay in emergency shelter, Mr. Banys brings his passion for justice to every client, in every case.

This dedication to helping his clients has earned Mr. Banys recognition from his peers and the press.  Indeed, the National Trial Lawyers Association named Mr. Banys among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America in 2012, 2013 & 2014.  The Recorder named Mr. Banys a “Lawyer On The Fast Track” in 2012, one of just 50 lawyers in California to receive that honor.  And the SuperLawyers publication named Mr. Banys a Super Lawyer in 2014 and Rising Star in 2011, 2012 & 2013.

Mr. Banys’ commitment to justice includes lending a hand to those in need who cannot afford legal help, earning him pro bono awards including: An Equal Justice America fellowship; several law firm awards, including pro bono associate of the year; the Legal Services for Children’s 2008 Pro Bono Advocate Award; and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Northern District of California’s Silicon Valley Pro Bono Project in 2011.

Mr. Banys has become well-known for helping inventors stand up to patent infringers, regardless of their size, and has served as lead trial lawyer in scores of patent-infringement cases around the country.  As a result of his knowledge and reputation, Mr. Banys was invited to present at the first international Cloud Law Summit, has advised members of congress and submitted congressional testimony on the issue of patent reform.  Mr. Banys also has extensive experience litigating commercial, class-action, personal injury, and employment cases in federal, state and administrative-law courts.

Mr. Banys founded the Intellectual Property Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and is active in several other legal associations.

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Banys lives in the heart of Silicon Valley with his wife, children and a lovable pit bull named Spencer.  He is an outdoorsman and a commercially-rated pilot.

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