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Clients spooked by your bills?
Meet your spectral second chair

GhostLawyer provides affordable legal research and writing services to law firms and solo practitioners, helping lead counsel outsource the nerdy, time-consuming aspects of litigation and focus on the big picture.




484 Washington St., B-313
Monterey, CA 93940

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What We Write

Chris has drafted a broad range of state and federal litigation papers, from demand letters through trial and post-trial motion practice, including:

  • Complaints

  • Counterclaims

  • Motions for Default Judgment

  • Interrogatories

  • Requests for Production

  • Requests to Admit

  • Motions to Compel

  • Motions to Quash

  • Motions for Summary Judgment
  • Motions to Dismiss
  • Response Briefs
  • Reply Briefs
  • Requests for Reconsiderations
  • Motions in Limine
  • Proposed Jury Instructions
  • Appeal Briefs​

What We Know

Chris also has experience in a broad range of substantive practice areas, including:

  • Patent Infringement
  • Patent Invalidity
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Right of Publicity
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Defamation
  • Privacy Torts​
  • Negligence

  • Breach of Contract

  • Vicarious Liability

  • Fraud

  • Fiduciary Duty

  • Personal Injury

  • Tortious Interference

  • Breach of Warranty

Who's That GhostLawyer?


GhostLawyer is a service of Knowmad Law and its principal attorney, Christopher R. McElwain. Knowmad Law is a boutique firm focusing on intellectual property and media law and providing cost-effective legal services to small businesses, start-ups, and creative professionals. Chris received his J.D. from the University of Southern California and has over a decade of experience as a practicing attorney. He is a member of the California and Illinois Bars, admitted to multiple U.S. district courts, and a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

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