Christopher J. Pitera is a trial attorney practicing personal injury law at the firm of Cannella & O’Neal. Chris represents persons who have been injured through no fault of their own in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
He is an experienced, passionate, and effective attorney-advocate. His main focus is promoting his clients’ total recovery. To that end, he works tirelessly and zealously so that his clients can obtain the best possible recovery in their case.
Prior to joining Cannella & O’Neal, Chris was an Assistant Attorney General with the Virginia Attorney General’s Office. In that capacity, he has tried numerous civil cases to verdict, settled hundreds more, and recovered millions of dollars for his clients.
Among other things, Chris handled property damage claims on behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation. He also handled hundreds of medical lien reductions on behalf of MCV Hospital, so he understands how to best maximize recoveries for plaintiffs.
Chris is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia State Bar – Young Lawyers Conference, Richmond Bar Association, and American Bar Association. He is Co-Chair of the Virginia State Bar YLC Professional Development Conference and Chair of the Richmond City No Bills Night featured on NBC News 12.
Outside of these legal commitments, Chris is a coach for the YMCA youth sports league, a member of his church, and volunteer in his community.