Christopher Hultquist earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College in 1990, cum laude, and he received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University in 1994, cum laude. Following graduation from Law School, he served as a law clerk for Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice, Donald F. Shea during the 1994-95 term. Since 1995, he has been representing individuals, corporations and public entities in all trial and appellate courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He also represents individuals who have sustained vaccine injuries in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
Chris has a diverse litigation practice. He represents individuals in all types of personal injury actions arising from automobile accidents, slip and fall, premises liability, medical malpractice, prescription errors, product liability, construction accidents, wrongful death, civil rights violations and catastrophic injury cases. He also represents individuals and corporations in breach of contract, intellectual property, patent infringement, employment, corporate, and real estate disputes.
Recognizing that all disputes cannot be resolved in the courtroom, Chris has developed an expertise in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) arena. He serves as a Rhode Island Superior Court approved arbitrator in its Court – Annexed Arbitration Program, as well as a Superior Court approved mediator. He conducts private mediations and arbitrations in varied personal injury and business-related disputes. He has also been appointed as a Special Master by the United States Federal District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Chris was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Court Appointed Masters, and his professional memberships include the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Rhode Island Mediators Association. He is a member of the Boston College Alumni Association and the Boston College Club. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Jonnycake Center For Hope.
He is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the District of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
B.A. (Cum Laude) – 1990
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D. (Cum Laude) – 1994
United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C.
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harvard Negotiation Institute, September 2009
Academy of Court Appointed Masters
Rhode Island Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Rhode Island Mediators Association
Boston College Alumni Association
Boston College Club
Board of Directors, Jonnycake Center For Hope