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Christian J. Grostic

Phone: (216) 696-6700
Fax: (216) 696-6772

Christian Grostic practices civil and white-collar criminal litigation and appeals. He represents clients in trial courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court in a wide range of complex litigation. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of business litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and appeals for many years by Ohio Super Lawyers.

Chris was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch, which he joined through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Before joining the Department of Justice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

He is an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a frequent continuing-legal-education presenter on topics ranging from criminal procedure to appellate practice. He is also the author of several articles, including: An Indigent Plaintiff in the Federal Courts, Fed. Lawyer, Jan/Feb 2014, at 71; Evolving Objective Standards: A Developmental Approach to Constitutional Review of Morals Legislation, 105 Mich. L. Rev. 151 (2006); and A Prudential Exercise: Abstention and the Probate Exception to Federal Diversity Jurisdiction, 104 Mich. L. Rev. 131 (2005).


  • University of Michigan, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
  • Kalamazoo College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2001