Christopher A. Raftery



Chris Raftery counsels clients and litigates disputes in construction, property tax appeals and real property issues. He also has extensive experience litigating general commercial disputes at the state and federal level.


Chris represents clients in litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution activities involving a variety of construction issues, including delay and construction defect claims. He also reviews and analyzes a variety of construction contracts, including design agreements and design-build contracts.

Property Tax

Chris helps commercial clients navigate the tax appeal process at both the county and state agency level to achieve real property valuation corrections. 

Eminent Domain and Real Estate Advocacy

Chris assists landowners and condemning entities protect their rights in eminent domain proceedings. His representation typically involves complex application of constitutional and municipal law, as well as the valuation of property rights. He also helps corporate and individual clients resolve disputes involving other real estate interests, including lease disputes and land-use designations.

Past Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Chris worked as a litigation associate at an international law firm in its Santa Monica, California office, where he focused on a range of complex commercial litigation disputes.


Bar Admissions



University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
J.D. Ecology Law Quarterly (articles editor) (2010)

Harvard University
B.A. in Government, cum laude (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Knowing Your Customer in the Age of Terrorism
    Bloomberg Law Reports, Vol. 2, No. 9, September 2011
  • Restoring Webster’s Definition of 'Best' Under the Clean Air Act 
    Ecology Law Quarterly, vol. 37, no 595, June 2010

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter —Chair, Water Resources Committee, 2015-16


  • University of California Berkeley School of Law — Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law

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