Attorney Profile

Czajkowskyj, Cyril S.
Partner, Senior Trial Counsel

CYRIL S. CZAJKOWSKYJ joined Veatch Carlson in 2001, bringing his extensive experience in all phases of civil litigation. He was a principal with Knapp, Peterson & Clark, for more than 16 years, specializing in insurance defense, products liability, professional malpractice, employment termination, business litigation, libel, insurance bad faith and civil rights litigation.

Mr. Czajkowskyj’s experience includes jury and bench trials and appellate litigation. Reported appellate opinions include Reid v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. (1985) 173 Cal.App.3d 557 [218 Cal.Rptr. 913], National Metal & Steel Corp. v. Colby Crane & Manufacturing Co. (1988) 200 Cal.App.3d 1111 [246 Cal.Rptr. 435], Robertson v. Chen (1996) 44 Cal.App.4th 1290 [52 Cal.Rptr.2d 264], and Melikian v. Aquila, Ltd. (1998) 63 Cal.App.4th 1364 [74 Cal.Rptr.2d 739].

He joined the California State Bar in 1978. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. After obtaining his B.A. from Northwestern University, he earned his M.A. degree from the University of Chicago, and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco.