Chris Loweth

Chris Loweth is a tenacious litigation attorney who brings over 20 years of experience in business and commercial litigation and top tier law school training from University of Michigan to SAC Attorneys. Specific cases that Mr. Loweth has handled include breach of litigation funding agreements, lease agreements, breach of distributorship agreements, business torts (including defamation, product disparagement, fraud and consumer fraud), patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and trademark and trade dress infringement. Mr. Loweth has also defended employers from allegations of discrimination and harassment made by former employees.

Mr. Loweth began his legal career in San Diego before moving back to Chicago, where he grew up. For over ten years, he practiced law at Johnson & Bell, a trial firm in Chicago, focusing on business and commercial litigation. He moved out to the Bay Area six years ago, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation and employment law.

Mr. Loweth’s representative experience includes:

  • Handling multiple trials on behalf of a major shopping mall owner against delinquent commercial tenants in Cook County Circuit Court (Chicago).
  • Member of a trial team in a six week bench trial involving a litigation funding dispute in Santa Clara Superior Court.
  • Member of a trial team in a two week bench trial in front of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Representative Cases:

Federal District Court

Aircraft Gear Corp. v. Marsh (N.D. Ill.) Involved a suit for legal malpractice related to a complex breach of contract issue. The litigation settled favorably prior to trial in favor of Mr. Loweth’s client.

Acushment v. Cam Golf, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) Represented a suit for trademark and trade dress infringement on behalf of the Defendant, Cam Golf. Settled allegations of counterfeiting against the Defendant who was not aware of the counterfeit nature of the product, by invoking and enforcing insurance coverage clauses that protect against advertising injury.

General Ins. Co. of Am. v. Clark Mall, Corp.(N.D. Ill.) Represented Plaintiff General Insurance Company of America, a business line of Liberty Mutual, in a case involving a complex dispute over property damage. Settled the case on favorable terms.

Q Sales & Leasing LLC v. Quilt Protection, Inc.,(N.D. Ill.)Represented the plaintiff in a trademark and trade dress infringement suit that was settled in favor of the Plaintiff.

State Court

Action Cleaners Restoration, Inc. v. Jay Roberts Antique Warehouse (Ill.) Represented the third party insurance carrier at trial in a breach of contract case where the Defendant argued that extrinsic evidence implicated the insurance carrier. The Court ruled against the Defendant and in favor of Mr. Loweth’s client.

White v. LinkedIn, Inc.(CA)Represented LinkedIn in an appeal of a decision granting summary judgment against a former employee who claimed to be discriminated against. The decision was upheld in the client’s favor on appeal.

Away from his law practice, Chris enjoys spending time with his three young children, volunteering with Boy Scouts and 4H, and going camping with his family.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • Illinois, 2002

Education

  • ​University of Michigan Law School,
    • J.D.-1998
  • University of Wisconsin,
    • B.A.- 1993
  • 1754 Technology Dr., Suite 122
    San Jose, CA 95110
  • 408-436-0789
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