Chris represents closely held companies and small business owners in a cross-section of industries in an array of disputes in the federal and state courts in the Washington Metropolitan Area. He concentrates his litigation practice on complex commercial and business disputes, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, and real estate/construction matters. As an experienced problem-solver for his clients, Chris identifies areas of potential liability and helps manage his client’s exposure to risks and to improve their business.
Chris is a frequent lecturer, including teaching a multi-day course on law and risk management for a regional real estate developer with a portfolio in excess of $1.5 billion. In 2020, Chris was appointed to the Regulations/Rules/Board Procedures Committee of The District of Columbia Bar. He had previously served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and was the chair of that Committee from 2016 to 2020. He continues to serve on the Fairfax County Industrial Development Authority, a position he was selected for in 2009 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Chris has an active pro bono practice in which he focuses on assisting active members of the armed forces and local community groups.
Chris is an active member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland, and District of Columbia as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice in, and has appeared before, the United States Circuit Courts for the Fourth Circuit, District of Columbia Circuit and the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court.
Chris attended Pace University School of Law and served on the staff of the “Environmental Law Review.” He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland in 1995.