Christopher J. Caine
Attorney & Founder
Christopher Caine was born in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and graduated at the University of Rhodesia, receiving his Law Degree (with Honors) in 1973. His was one of the last classes in pre-Independence Rhodesia to be admitted to the Bar under the external University of London (England) Law Degree.
Following graduation he worked for some years as a prosecutor (the equivalent of a Deputy District Attorney in the USA), gaining a reputation for being tough and aggressive, but fair-minded. He was then “head-hunted” and joined the firm of Scanlen & Holderness in the capital city, Salisbury (now Harare). This law firm, one of the largest and most respected firms in the country, represented Amnesty International and Christian Aid.
Chris and his family emigrated to England in 1976, where he joined the firm of Lee, Bolton & Lee (established in 1855) in London and qualified as a solicitor (attorney) in London. In 1980 he was made a partner of the firm; he was one of the youngest solicitors to be made partner in the history of Lee, Bolton & Lee.
Subsequently, Chris became the Senior Resident Partner in the firm’s Canterbury office, where he was, in addition to other areas of the law, Assistant Registrar to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Legal Adviser to the Dean & Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral. The Diocese of Canterbury is one of the largest landowners in the south of England. In these capacities, Chris’s integrity and honesty had to be unquestionable.
In 1992, the Caine family then made the decision to immigrate to the USA to be closer to family. Chris was admitted to the California Bar on his first attempt in 1993, and worked as an associate in Fresno until 1999, when he set up his own law firm.
Christopher Caine is in the unique position of having over 40 years experience in three countries, spanning three continents. He has developed an outstanding reputation in the legal community and is well respected by clients, the legal fraternity, the District Attorney’s office, Judges and all support staff in the courts.
He has successfully represented and looked after many clients accused of DUI and various criminal offenses, ranging from misdemeanors to extremely serious felonies. His clients, many of whom have needed his representation more than once, have been well served by his wealth of experience. Most of Chris’s clients come to him by word-of-mouth referrals from previous or existing clients grateful for his services.
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