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Christopher A. Costain

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Chris is an Associate in Melick & Porter's Connecticut office. His practice focuses on defending individual and corporate clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters involving employment practices liability, premises liability, general liability, and insurance coverage issues. 

Chris earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from Providence College and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from New England Law | Boston. During law school, Chris was in the Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honors Program and earned the New England Scholar award. Chris was also the Student Representative on the Discipline Committee and received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Evidence and Mediation. Chris was an Editor on the New England Law Review where he authored and published a Note on autonomous driving technology. While attending law school, Chris worked full-time for the firm as a paralegal.

Chris is a proud graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts. Outside of work, Chris enjoys cooking, driving, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

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  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts


  • Providence College, B.A. (2015)
  • New England Law | Boston, J.D., cum laude (2021)


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Evidence & Mediation
  • New England Law | Boston Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honors Program
  • New England Scholar Award