Christopher Nace

Christopher Nace

Christopher T. Nace works in all practice areas of the firm, including medical malpractice, drug and product liability, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, and other negligence and personal injury matters.

Chris was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government in 1998 and currently serves as Class Chair. In 2003 Chris graduated from Emory University School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Law Journal. Mr. Nace also earned his Masters in Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in 2003. While enrolled in Emory’s JD/MBA Program, Chris was recognized as the Rothfeder Family Scholar and was awarded the Emory School of Law Dean’s Public Service Award.

Before joining Paulson & Nace in February 2007, Mr. Nace practiced in the Atlanta office of the national law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Mr. Nace was an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group where he represented plaintiffs in complex patent infringement matters. Mr. Nace also handled a number of business litigation and employment liability matters.

Chris is the immediate Past-Chair of the American Association for Justice New Lawyers Division and its Membership Oversight Committee. He currently serves as the NLD’s representative to the AAJ Executive Committee and is a member of AAJ’s Board of Governors. Chris is the Secretary of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Public Justice Foundation.

Chris has tried numerous medical malpractice cases to jury verdict in Washington, D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. Most recently Christopher secured a multi-million dollar settlement in a premises liability rape case. Along with Senior Partner, Barry J. Nace, Christopher successfully obtained a new trial in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the family of a woman who died of medical malpractice.

Recent Posts By Christopher Nace

Honda to Pay $70 Million for Keeping Death & Injury Reports Under Wraps

Christopher Nace, Esq. The government will fine Honda $70 million for its failure to report warranty and customer dissatisfaction claims and over 1,700 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries between 2003 and 2014. The automaker allegedly waited three years before disclosing safety problems and complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”). In response, the agency has imposed the $70 million fine, which is reportedly the highest Honda has ever faced, and notified the Justice Department. Congress limits fines to $35 million, but Honda will have to pay double because it was fined twice for separate issues–once for …

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Popular Malaria Drug Poses Risk of Aggression, Delirium, and Violence in Soldiers

Chris Nace, Esq. http://paulsonandnace.com/ One of the most widely prescribed malaria drugs may pose serious risk to military personnel (Alternet). Lariam (mefloquine) is the least expensive and most convenient of malaria treatment. Patients only have to take it once a week, instead of everyday. So, what makes Lariam so dangerous? Lariam has effects similar to the drug PCP, including delirium and hallucinations. These neurotoxic effects can stay in one’s system for weeks or years. Travelers taking it report vivid nightmares and memory loss, but the real issue lies in a more particular demographic: soldiers and veterans. Medical and military authorities warn …

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New Reports Show Big Pharma, the FDA Behind Pain Killer Epidemic

Chris Nace, Esq. http://paulsonandnace.com/ Narcotic painkillers were once limited to patients with terminal illness, victims of accidents, and events like invasive surgery. Today, millions of Americans are on narcotic painkillers for other reasons, including recreational use. Reportedly, poisonings from legal and illegal drugs now exceed car accidents in injury deaths. Emergency room visits for non-heroin opioids have risen from 299,000 in 2001 to 885,000 in 2011. What’s behind this troubling trend? Big Pharma, according to a report by Martha Rosenberg. Put simply, it pays well and they’ve rigged the game to keep it that way. More specifically, a cozy alliance …

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New Study Shows Tort Reform Leads to More Patient Harm

Christopher Nace, Esq. http://paulsonandnace.com/ One of the main goals of the civil justice system and tort law is to deter negligent behavior, but a new study by Northwestern University School of Law and School of Economics has found that the true effect of tort “reform” is quite the opposite. The study analyzed Texas, a state where there has been “large reform shock” to the system that also has complete patient-level data on in-hospital outcomes for analysis. In 2003, the state passed strict limits on medical malpractice liability, from caps on damages to bars on who you can sue. Obviously, this …

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Label Battles at the Center of Healthy Food Trend

Chris Nace, Esq. It’s no secret that eating healthy has become more popular. People are all about juicing and healthier options, fast food chains boast that their food is “real” (because it really wasn’t before). A negative issue with this positive trend however, is labeling. The purpose of food labels is to provide dietary guidance and enable consumers to make an informed decision about their food. With the major increase in label use in recent years, consumers are certainly informed, but not always fairly. Instead, companies are using labels as advertising. Buzzwords like “carb-conscious” are employed to get a product …

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