Christopher P. Santagate


Chris focuses on directors and officers liability insurance and other related forms of management liability and professional liability insurance. As coverage and monitoring counsel, he works with various public, private, and non-profit entities across multiple industries, specializing in disputes involving employer/employee issues, discrimination, harassment, homeowners’ associations, healthcare companies, and startups. He also litigates insurance coverage disputes and assists oil and gas companies in protecting their lease interests during foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings. Chris is highly motivated and prides himself on finding workable solutions to even the most complex issues.

Contact Information

250 Civic Center Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2011, Cum Laude
The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, M.B.A., 2011, Magna Cum Laude
Kenyon College, B.A. in Economics and minor in Mathematics, 2008, Cum Laude

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Ohio Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2017-2023)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Sales

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Franklin County Children Services, Volunteer (2020-2023)
  • Junior Achievement of Central Ohio Development Committee, Member (2016-2020)
  • Neighborhood Services, Inc. Board of Directors, Secretary and Member (2013-2016)
  • Beta Alpha of Beta Theta Pi, LLC., President (2013-2015)

Presentations & Publications

  • "Attacks Begin on the CFPB's Recently Proposed Regulations" (2016)
  • "CFPB Attacks Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses" (2015)
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