Christopher Ehresman
GuideOne Legal
P.O. Box 14503
Des Moines, IA 50306-3503
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Christopher Ehresman, Staff Litigation Counsel

for Tennessee

  • B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, 2004
  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 2011
  • Joined GuideOne in 2019

Chris Ehresman joined the GuideOne team in April, 2019 to serve as Litigation Counsel for the State of Tennessee. Prior to joining GuideOne, Chris defended commercial lines insureds involved in wrongful death, products liability, construction negligence, premises liability, and professional malpractice actions in Illinois and Tennessee, and he represented accounting professionals in investigations conducted by the SEC and DOL. He has also first-chaired more than thirty-five civil cases to verdict and he has arbitrated more than 150 matters. Chris is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Illinois, and he is a member of the Trial Bar in the Northern District of Illinois. His notable accomplishments include:

  • Defense verdict for commercial property owner in slip-and-fall action where plaintiff reported defective condition to defendant prior to injury
  • Summary judgment for pool contractor after pool sustained catastrophic damage during construction
  • Dismissal of wrongful death action brought against homeowner after decedent tuckpointer fell due to a collapsed parapet wall
  • Numerous defense verdicts for commercial and personal clients involved in pedestrian v. vehicle incidents

Outside of law practice, Chris enjoys coaching his sons' baseball and soccer teams, designing and building furniture, and traveling with his family.

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