Christopher Josten

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4691

(215) 665-2013

Christopher focuses his practice on Commercial Litigation with particular emphasis on Construction Law.  He counsels and represents project owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals in all phases of public and private construction projects and the dispute resolution process. Christopher represents clients on a wide range of projects from traditional vertical construction to some of the largest interstate linear infrastructure projects. He has experience navigating clients through challenges in project management, litigation, and private and international arbitration, as well as through mechanics’ liens claims and prompt pay act claims. He has also contributed to the drafting of construction services agreements for various six and seven figure construction projects in Pennsylvania and New York. 

Christopher serves the U.S. Armed Forces veterans community through his pro bono work, representing veterans who have experienced service-related harm in disability claims.  He also has experience guiding clients through guardianship proceedings.  

Christopher was a law clerk to the Honorable C. Darnell Jones II in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Before that, he spent one semester as a certified legal intern at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, where he prosecuted low-level crimes.

Prior to working in the legal industry, Christopher worked as a registered professional civil/structural engineer. In that capacity, he managed and provided civil and structural design, analysis and consultation services for small and medium-sized, local, residential and commercial building construction, renovation and restoration projects as well as large international industrial construction projects. Christopher also served as an officer in U.S. Navy Reserve Construction Battalions between January 2012 and April 2016.

Christopher earned his civil engineering degree, cum laude, from Villanova University and his law degree and certificate in trial advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Experience

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • Villanova University, B.S., cum laude, 2000
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania

The Honorable C. Darnell Jones II, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.