Areas of Practice
Construction Defect Litigation
Public Projects and Public-Private Partnerships
Real Estate Litigation
Real Estate Transactions
Foreclosure, Loan Workouts and Restructuring
Corporate and Business Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Labor and Employment Law
Honors and Awards
The Best Lawyers in America® (Construction Law, Construction Litigation), 2014-present
Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of AmericaTM
Arizona’s Top Lawyers, AzBusiness Magazine, 2013
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona: Member and Past Chair (2011-2012), Construction Law Section
Former Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court
“Construction Warranties” (chapter co-author), Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, 3rd Ed., State Bar of Arizona, 2016
“Making Changes and Resolving Disputes,” Construction Law Seminar, HalfMoon Education, November 2016
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1996
J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, 1994:
B.S., magna cum laude, Northern Arizona University, 1991
Chris Baniszewski’s’ practice focuses in the area of construction law and real estate law.
In construction, Chris represents general contractors, subcontractors, and construction project owners. The Best Lawyers in America® honoree advises clients regarding workmanship issues, and claims associated with liens, bonds, delays, and non-payment.
In the litigation setting, Chris has extensive experience representing both owners and contractors, including hearings before the Registrar of Contractors and in alternative dispute resolution settings.
Additionally, Chris advises contractors in general business matters, licensing requirements and the drafting of construction contracts.
For six years, Chris taught Construction Contract Administration at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. He is a long-time member and past chair (2011-2012) of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona.
Chris also practices in the areas of labor and employment, complex commercial litigation and personal injury. In labor and employment, Chris advises the firm’s business clients regarding breach of employment contracts, wrongful termination and employment discrimination.
In commercial litigation, Chris handles a variety of matters including contract, fraud, negligence and insurance disputes.
Chris earned his J.D., cum laude, at Arizona State University. He served on the law review, and his article, “Supreme Court Review of Excessive Prison Sentences,” 25 Ariz. St. L. J. 929 was selected for publication.
Chris earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science from Northern Arizona University in 1991. Chris played football for NAU and received a number of awards and honors for his athletic and academic achievements, including NAU Student Athlete of the Year (1989-1990); GTE Academic All-America First Team Selection (1989); and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Academic Achievement Award (1989 and 1990).
Prior to joining Warner Angle, Chris clerked for the Honorable Thomas C. Kleinschmidt at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Chris enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and their two children.