Michael Killingsworth, Attorney
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
Michael Killingsworth focuses on commercial and intellectual property litigation at AZA. He has been part of a successful $200 million energy sector jury trial team and successful $19.1 million and $9.4 million healthcare sector jury trial teams. He has been on multiple intellectual property focused trial teams that have successfully recovered more than $50 million for AZA’s IP clients. He has also served as lead counsel in reaching favorable settlements related to wrongful termination and breach of contract cases. Mr. Killingsworth earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he completed the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program from University of Chicago Booth business school.
Christopher Cianci, Senior Associate
Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead LLP
Mr. Cianci has more than 10 years’ experience as a litigator and trial attorney. He practices in the areas of employment law and business litigation. His employment practice entails advising and representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, and trade secret matters. His business litigation practice involves breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, and ownership, partnership, and shareholder disputes. He also provides advice and counsel to clients on employment and business-related matters, including the development of employment policies, employee hiring, retention, and termination practices, and a variety of other issues of concern for individuals, companies, organizations, and educational institutions.
As a litigator, Mr. Cianci has successfully served as lead counsel on jury and bench trials and has represented clients in all types of proceedings, including evidentiary hearings, depositions, arbitrations, and mediations. He has also obtained successful results for clients at the summary judgment stage and on appeal.
Outside of his law practice, Mr. Cianci spends time with his family and two dogs, and enjoys reading, theatre, opera, fitness, and traveling.