Mr. Christiansen joined Hudson, Reed & McCreary, PLLC in July of 2011 upon completion of a judicial clerkship with the Honorable J. Mark Rogers of the Rutherford County Circuit Court in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mr. Christiansen represents individuals, business, and governmental entities in a variety of civil matters including, but not limited to, divorce, child custody and other domestic relations matters, personal injury law, landlord/tenant law, and municipal and county government law. In addition, Mr. Christiansen handles bankruptcy matters and matters involving wills and estates. Mr. Christiansen applies a thoughtful and detailed approach to the practice of law, and attempts to maintain a close professional relationship with his clients.
Mr. Christiansen graduated magna cum laude from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communication with a minor in Philosophy. While at Lipscomb, Mr. Christiansen served as President of a social fraternity and vice-president of the Pre-Law Society. Following college, Mr. Christiansen attended and graduated from the University of Memphis School of Law, where he served as the Research Editor on the Editorial Board of the University of Memphis Law Review. Mr. Christiansen also represented his class on the Student Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Christiansen received Excellence for the Future Awards in multiple courses and was the recipient of the Robert and Elaine Hoffman Memorial Scholarship.
Mr. Christiansen garnered courtroom experience early on in his career. While in law school, Mr. Christiansen had the pleasure of clerking for the Honorable James F. Russell of the Shelby County Circuit Court in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Christiansen also interned for the Honorable G. Harvey Boswell of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Mr. Christiansen has been published in the Environmental Law Section Newsletter of the Tennessee Bar Association, as well as in the Mississippi Law Journal, for his Article entitled “Environmental Justice: Deciphering the Maze of a Private Right of Action.” Mr. Christiansen received first place recognition in the 2011 Tennessee Bar Association Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition and recognition in the 2011 American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Environmental Justice National Student Writing Competition for his Article.
Mr. Christiansen grew up in Rutherford County and is a graduate of Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. After completing his law school education, Mr. Christiansen is delighted to return home to Murfreesboro and looks forward to becoming an active member in the Rutherford County community. In his spare time, Mr. Christiansen enjoys spending time with friends and family, golfing, attending Nashville Predators games, and cheering on the English soccer team, Arsenal F.C.
Mr. Christiansen is admitted to practice before all Tennessee State Courts and the Federal District Court, Middle Division of Tennessee. Mr. Christiansen is also a member of the Rutherford/Cannon County, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations.
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