Chris’ practice focuses on defending consumer product class actions and product liability litigation at the trial and appellate level. He has successfully represented clients in multidistrict litigation, class actions and other complex litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Chris served as the chief of staff and deputy solicitor general in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. During his time in public service, Chris won several high-profile appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Chris’ experiences with both the state and federal courts have given him valuable insights into the judicial decision-making process. He clerked for the Hon. W. Duane Benton on the Eighth Circuit. While in law school, Chris externed with the Hon. Lisa White Hardwick on the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Before law school, Chris practiced public accounting in Kansas City and St. Louis. He is a certified public accountant and served as Missouri’s deputy state treasurer. He has also taught on the adjunct accounting faculty for the University of Notre Dame and Avila University. Chris’ accounting career has given him insights into the financial aspects of litigation as well as a strong understanding of the challenges corporate clients face.