Chris is an experienced 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, government contract, commercial lease, business tort, and IP disputes. Chris also has substantial appellate experience, including cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit and Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Prior to becoming a business attorney, Chris was the C.I.O. for an Internet Service Provider in Buffalo, NY, specializing in Internet and network security.
Chris teaches as an adjunct professor at Regent University and currently sits on the boards of 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 2021-2022 ‘Super Lawyer’ by Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction received by only 2.5% of attorneys in Virginia. Chris was named a 2019 and 2021, and 2022 Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine.