Chris 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. Chris handles cases involving auto accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death, Uber/Lyft accidents, DUI accidents, premises liability, and nursing home abuse/neglect. Chris also represents adults and minors who are injured, abused, or killed in group homes due to neglect and other human rights violations. For more than a decade, Chris has worked tirelessly and zealously so that his clients can obtain the best possible recovery in their case. Several of his cases have been reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
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.
Chris is a member of the American Association for Justice, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia State Bar, and Richmond Bar Association. He has been named Rising Star by SuperLawyers three years in a row (2021-2023).
Chris received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York – Stony Brook, where he graduated magna cum laude and a member of the prestigious Honors College. Before going to law school, Chris was a White House and Congressional intern. He went on to receive his law degree from Liberty University School of Law.