Chris is a litigator and business lawyer. He has handled hundreds of commercial lawsuits for clients in state and federal courts around the country in matters ranging from basic contract disputes to multi-million dollar “bet the company” lawsuits. Chris also defended an MDL claim with potential damages totaling over $1B. Chris frequently litigates in the Federal Court located in Norfolk, Virginia, known as part of the E.D.V.A. “Rocket Docket.” Chris has particular experience handling franchise, commercial lease, government contract and IP disputes. Prior to becoming a business attorney, he was the C.I.O. for an Internet Service Provider in Buffalo, NY.
Chris teaches as an adjunct professor at Regent University and currently sits on the boards of IPPD (Institute for Personal and Professional Development), PRISM, and the Radiance Foundation. Chris is a graduate of the 2019 class of LEAD Hampton Roads. He was named a 2016-2020 ‘Rising Star’ and a 2021 ‘Super Lawyer’ by Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction received by only 2.5% of attorneys in Virginia. Chris was named a 2019 Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine.