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Christopher L. Casillas first began working with the PARRIS Law Firm in 2007, when he started as an office intern while still in high school. Throughout his tenure with the PARRIS Law Firm, Chris has worked in various capacities and on a multitude of cases spanning from business litigation, voting rights violations, and environmental litigation. Chris is currently a member of the environmental litigation department where he assists in the representation of thousands of Porter Ranch residents in their personal injury and mass tort cases arising from the disastrous gas well blowout at the Aliso Canyon gas facility operated by Southern California Gas Company. The catastrophic blowout is the largest natural gas leak in U.S. history and has destroyed the lives of thousands of Porter Ranch residents. Chris works tirelessly to ensure that wrongdoers are held accountable for the injuries they have caused. Chris’s passion for law derives from his yearning to help others in need and to serve as a voice for the voiceless.

Chris also earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.  While at the Straus Institute, Chris received formal training and further developed his skills of managing conflict in a multitude of settings.

Chris received his undergraduate education at Pepperdine University where he majored in Political Science and minored in Hispanic Studies.  While earning his undergraduate degree, Chris had the opportunity to serve as a Legislative Intern for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein when he was selected to attend the Pepperdine University Washington D.C. Program.

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Chris earned his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he served on the Student Bar Association (SBA) Governing Board. During law school, Chris gained legal experience as a judicial extern to the Honorable Daviann L. Mitchell of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. He went on to clerk for the Hardcore Gang Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where he assisted this highly specialized litigation unit with the prosecution of gang murders. 

Later in law school, Chris took part in the Pepperdine London Program, which sends a select number of law students to study and work in London for a semester. While in London, he worked for the United States Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, at the American Embassy. Chris also competed against a number of London law schools in the International Trial Advocacy Competition, where he and his co-counsel led Pepperdine School of Law to its first ever victory in the international competition. Chris then went on to become a member of the Pepperdine University School of Law Trial Team, representing Pepperdine at various trial competitions from New York to Santa Monica. At the culmination of his law school career, Chris had the honor to serve as the student speaker at the Pepperdine School of Law Commencement Ceremony.

  • Pepperdine School of Law Commencement Ceremony
  • The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  • David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  • Relentless by Tim Grover
  • Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • California State Bar
  • Pepperdine University School of Law 
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law 
  • Pepperdine University Seaver College; Major: Political Science; Minor: Hispanic Studies
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Daviann L. Mitchell of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
  • Law Clerk for the Hardcore Gang Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Law Clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, at the American Embassy in London
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