Chris is a product liability defense attorney with experience handling dispositive motions and appeals. His career has included work on a host of business matters, and his clerkships have provided him with invaluable familiarity of the inner workings of Florida’s federal district court and state court of appeal systems.
Before joining Shook, Chris worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Charlene E. Honeywell in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. While there, he assisted the judge on a variety of civil matters including complex business disputes, and his responsibilities included comprehensively analyzing legal issues. Before this he worked at a private law firm preparing briefs and motions for appellate proceedings and dispositive motions for trial proceedings. Chris also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marva L. Crenshaw of the Florida Second District Court of Appeal. These experiences provide Chris with the skills to effectively advocate for his clients during litigation and on appeal.
During law school, Chris worked as a legal intern in the Trademark Practice Group of Schneider Electric, a French multinational company that specializes in digital automation and energy management. There he worked on trademark registration and infringement issues, including USPTO office actions, and recommended strategic options for transnational registration of trademarks. Chris also worked as a paralegal consultant in the torts division of the New York City Transit Authority, where he analyzed personal injury cases for settlement remedies and provided litigation support.
Chris earned his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a Bachelor of Laws from The University of the West Indies.