Chris focuses on appeals in both state and federal courts, class action litigation and complex trial-level litigation throughout Washington State. He pushes the limits of the law to secure justice for the injured and victimized. Thanks to this impressive reputation, he’s also regularly called on to provide legal and appellate consultation services for other law firms in multi-million-dollar litigation.
Chris has leveraged his years of appellate experience to help his clients successfully take on school districts, educational institutions, state government entities, medical providers, and multinational corporations in their pursuit of justice, including several landmark decisions by the Washington State Supreme Court.
An Alabama native and UA graduate bleeding Crimson, Chris’s interest in appellate law developed during his legal studies at Seattle University School of Law, when he served as a judicial law extern at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. After graduation, he was hired as a judicial law clerk by the court, sight-unseen and based solely on the recommendations of the Division II judges.
Outside the office, Chris enjoys low and slow smoking on his pellet grill; back-country hiking; and supporting local industries by sampling from Washington’s farmers, fishermen, ranchers, brewers, vintners, coffee roasters and cheesemakers. His adventurous spirit leads Chris to travel the globe with his wife.