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Christopher R. Van Tienhoven

  • Profile

Christopher is a graduate of Denison University, and he received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Christopher practiced with several boutique and regional defense firms in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has trial experience in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts Superior Courts. Christopher obtained a defense verdict in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts in 2019 in a products liability action in which his client was alleged to have negligently installed a chimney. Christopher is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and has obtained favorable results for clients in both arbitration and mediation proceedings. Christopher’s practice focuses upon construction litigation, premises liability, automobile liability, and professional negligence claims.

Away from the office, Christopher enjoys traveling and watching soccer, rugby, and cricket.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D. (2009)
  • Denison University, B.A. (2006)


  • Rhode Island Bar Association