Chris Sunnen

Christopher Sunnen is Of Counsel to the firm of Lori Clark Viviano, and provides solutions to many challenging cases at a high level of professionalism. Mr. Sunnen is a member of the California State Bar, and has been in private practice for over eleven years, focusing on litigation in family court, federal court, tax court, bankruptcy court, and before various administrative agencies. Prior to his time in private practice, Mr. Sunnen was a clerk for Federal Magistrate David Noce in the Eighth Circuit. Mr. Sunnen graduated from law school at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was awarded “Best Brief” in Moot Court and was a three year member of the Dean’s List, recognizing academic excellence. Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Sunnen attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated with a double major in Political Science and History, and wrote an honors thesis. As a former Park Ranger, Mr. Sunnen has been, and is active in both the private and public sectors of the outdoor industry, and has worked with many fortune 500 companies to promote sustainable public lands appreciation, education and protection. Mr. Sunnen is also the former head of a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that he founded and operated for a three year period; and currently serves on the board of directors of another 501(c)(3) organization.

Mr. Sunnen is active in the local legal community, mentors young lawyers, and aspiring lawyers. When not at the office, Mr. Sunnen can be found traveling, climbing mountains, or generally, adventuring anywhere outside. In each case, he brings real world experience to bear to resolve and de-escalate high conflict matters for the benefit of the firm’s clients.