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195 Church Street, 13th Floor, New Haven, CT, US 06510
(203) 821-2000
(203) 821-2009

Christopher J. Picard’s practice for the last 20 years has centered on handling creditor’s rights issues and real estate litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts inclusive of handling appellate matters. Chris will continue practicing in these areas and is expanding his practice to include commercial litigation. His clients have included national banks and servicers along with local lenders. Recently, Chris obtained two appellate decisions in favor of lenders; one involving the impact of divorce proceedings on a residential mortgage foreclosure and the other concerning to challenge the legal sufficiency of a special defense by way of summary judgment.

Chris began practicing law in 2000 after serving in the United States Navy as a Diver from 1987 to 1993. During his time on active duty, Chris participated in various salvage and recovery operations. After completion of his active duty, Chris attended Boston College where he served as President of the Boston College Men’s Rugby Team. While studying at the University of Dayton School of Law, Chris was a member of the Moot Court team winning the National Environmental Moot Court competition at Salmon P. Chase School of Law earning team honors for best brief and individual honors as Best Oralist.

Outside of practicing law, Chris is an active rugby referee and a Qualified Judicial Officer with World Rugby.