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Christian Bale

Christian Bale’s practice focuses on appellate and trial litigation in state and federal court. He represents clients in complex disputes. He also represents clients in civil and criminal investigations.

Mr. Bale clerked for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for the Honorable Colm F. Connolly of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Mr. Bale was named a 2023 Temple Bar Scholar by the American Inns of Court. He completed mini-pupillages at Brick Court Chambers and Fountain Court Chambers. He previously served as Country Director for Japan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 

Mr. Bale is a Ph.D. candidate at Oriel College, University of Oxford, where he was awarded the Keith Hawkins Scholarship in English and American Legal History.


  • How Social Media Platforms Can Promote First Amendment Compliance, NYU Law Review Forum (Sep. 30, 2022) (with Sarah Ludington & Lauren Smith)


  • Law clerk to the Honorable Kent A. Jordan, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Colm F. Connolly, United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Honors & Awards

Temple Bar Scholar, 2023

Presidential Management Fellow, 2016


Duke University School of Law

Editor-in-Chief, Duke Law Journal

Mordecai Scholar

Moot Court Board

College of William & Mary, M.P.P.

College of William & Mary, B.A.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the 3rd, 9th, and Federal Circuits

Professional Affiliations

Rodney S. Rodney Inn of Court, Member

American Bar Association, Member

COMBAR, Honorary Member

Delaware State Bar Association, Member

William & Mary Public Policy Board of Advisors

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