CHRISTOPHER M. MORELAND concentrates his practice in the areas of product liability, mass tort and environmental litigation. He has experience representing clients in a wide variety of general litigation matters in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Christopher graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, cum laude, in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Philosophy. He earned his law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2008 where he was a Honors Scholarship recipient. While attending Cooley, Christopher was a member of the Mock Trial Board and served as a law clerk for Clean Water Action, the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office and the Allegheny County Law Department.
Following law school, Christopher continued to work for the Allegheny County Law Department where he gained knowledge in municipal law and civil rights litigation. From 2009 until 2011, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. As a public defender, Christopher independently represented indigent juvenile and adult defendants throughout all stages of criminal proceedings: arraignment, preliminary hearing, plea hearing, trial, sentencing and appeal.
Before joining Swartz Campbell, Christopher worked for a large regional defense firm in Pittsburgh. While there, he served as local counsel on behalf of a variety of companies, including a crane manufacturer involved in asbestos litigation. Christopher also handled a variety of general liability matters in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia.