Lee C. Christie

Christie Farrell Lee & Bell
Christie Farrell Lee & Bell
951 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States


Lee is a partner with Christie Farrell Lee & Bell and is a lifelong Indiana resident. He is passionate in representation, and takes pride in the relationships he develops with his clients. He has extensive trial experience in both federal and state court and is a frequent lecturer on trial, mediation, personal injury, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, and settlement issues. Lee has represented thousands of clients who have been injured and has obtained settlements and verdicts as high as $30.5M. Lee is highly civically engaged with several Indiana organizations, including the Walker Foundation (founding board member and officer) and Indianapolis Bar Foundation (board member and officer), and is a patron of the YMCA. He is past president of the Lawrence Township Girls Basketball League and continues to work with youth in the inner city of Indianapolis.


Lee has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Top 10 Super Lawyer in Indiana and was named the Best Lawyer, Indianapolis Lawyer of the Year for Mediation (2014) and Arbitration (2012). He is a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, and Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. Lee has verdicts and settlements ranging from tens of thousands of dollars to over $30 million.


2025 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association

Indiana Judicial Nominating and Qualifications Commission (to serve a three-year term beginning 1/1/23)

Indiana State Bar Association GP Hall of Fame Award 2021

National Trial Lawyers: Trucking Trial Lawyers Association Top 10 in Indiana

Indiana Lawyer Distinguished Barrister Award, 2017

Indi­ana Trial Lawyer’s Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2015

National Association of Distinguished Counsel – The Nation’s Top One Percent, 2015, Founding Member

Selected to Top 10 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2014

Selected to Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers, 2005–present

The Best Lawyers in America,® Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs, 2005-present

Best Lawyers® Indianapolis Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” 2014

Best Lawyers® Indianapolis Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” 2012

Mar­tin­dale Hubbel highest AV rating, 1983-2017

2010 Civility Award Recipient – Indiana State Bar Association


Indianapolis Bar Association

2025 President

National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Founding Member

Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)

American Association of Justice (AAJ)

Leaders Forum

Sustaining Member

Interstate Trucking Litigation Group

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)

Sustaining Member

College of Fellows

Indiana State Bar Association

Litigation Section

Sustaining Member

Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy

Fellow National College of Advocacy

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Bar Admissions

Indiana, 1982


Avvo Top Attorney Personal Injury – Lawyer Lee Christie


Indiana University, B.S., 1978

Indiana University, J.D., 1982


“How to Defend a Celebrity in a Breach of Contract Case,” Trial Diplomacy Journal, co-author, 1987

Reported Cases

Cole v. Lantis Corp., 714 N.E.2d 194 (Ind. App. 1999)

Hanson v. St. Luke’s, 704 N.E.2d 1020 (Ind., 1998)

Porter v. Irvin’s Interstate Brick & Block, 691 N.E.2d 1363 (Ind. App. 1998)

Seminars and Lectures

Punitive Damages in Indiana (ICLEF), 1983

Indiana Discovery, Pre­trial & Trial Procedures (PESI), 1988

Indiana Evidence Work­shop, 1989, Co-chairman

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Coverage, 1990

Indiana Insurance & Tort Law Update (PESI), 1994

Expert Witnesses (Lor­man), 1996

Alternative Dispute Resolution for Paralegals (I.P.E.), 1999

Indiana Discovery Pre-Trial and Trial Procedures (PESI), 1999

Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims (PESI), 2001

Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims (PESI), 2002

How to Maximize Personal Injury Damages (PESI), 2003

Winning Ways w/Direct & Cross Examination (NBI), 2005

Premises Liability-Slip, Trip and Fall Cases, 2005, Chairman

Civil Arbitration-Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007

Child Wrongful Death-Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007

Expert Witnesses-Indianapolis Bar Association, 2007

Indiana Continuing Legal Education-Truck Accident Litigation, 2008 Essential Discovery in Trucking Litigation

Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Claims (PESI), 2008

ICLEF-Winning before Trial, 2008

ITLA-Advanced Civil Mediation Training, 2009, 2013

Indianapolis Bar Association-Medicare and Medicaid, 2010

ITLA-Applied Professionalism, 2010–2013 Professionalism and Civility in your Practice Civility in the Court

ICLEF-Trucking Litigation Seminar, 2011

ICLEF-Presenting Catastrophic Injury Damages at Trial (Chair), 2012

Seminar and Conference Attendance

Vioxx Litigation (Philadelphia, PA), 2005

Vioxx Trial-ATLA Mock Trial, 2005

Litigating Catastrophe Injury Cases (Boston, MA), 2009

Wrapping Up the Case-Liens & Medicare, 2009

Advanced Trial Advocacy College, 2009 Litigating Truck Collision Cases

Community Involvement

Walker Foundation Board of Directors, Founding Member

Indianapolis Bar Foundation Treasurer, Founding Member

Lawrence Township Ladies Basketball League, President (2004-Present)

YMCA Indianapolis Leadership Forum


Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Truck Accident

What Are The Trucking Laws in Indiana

Different Commercial Truck Weight Limits

Why Hire A Truck Accident Lawyer

This Is Why Semi Trucks Catch Fire

What Is A Runaway Truck

What Trucks Need USDOT Numbers and Why

4 Types of Accidents Unique to Commercial Trucks 

How Long Does A Typical Slip and Fall Case Take?

Sports Medicine Negligence 

Holding a Trucking Company Liable for an Accident 

How To Proceed After a Truck Accident

Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

What to do After a Dog Bite Attack

Practice Areas

Truck Accidents

Car Accidents

Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

Personal Injury

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