Chris Civil

Associate Attorney
Chris Civil is an associate attorney at Grellas Shah, where he focuses on commercial litigation and trademark law. Chris has handled a wide range of litigation matters, including disputes involving complex contract, trademark, copyright, trade secret, domain names, and other matters.


Chris has experience in litigating matters in both federal and state courts. Chris also has extensive experience in counseling clients on trademark clearance and prosecution, and has represented dozens of clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Chris received his law degree from Berkeley Law, where he was an editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Following law school Chris completed a fellowship program with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he worked on litigation matters supporting start-up companies and innovation.

Prior to joining Grellas, Chris was a Managing Associate at the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Chris is a member of the State Bar of California.


20400 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 280
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 951-473-6919
Fax: (408) 255 – 6350


Berkeley Law, J.D., 2013
UC Davis, B.A., Political Science, 2010 (Phi Beta Kappa)

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