Chris is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an organization that requires members to have been lead counsel in 20 or more jury trials and has served as the Phoenix Chapter President. He is certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Chris also has an “AV®” rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory (the highest rating given by that directory). He was selected to be included in the Best Lawyers in America in 2005-2008. Chris was also recently named by Phoenix Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in the Phoenix area.
J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 1982
-With High Distinction
-Order of the Coif
-Arizona Law Review, Note & Comment Editor, and Writer
B.A., University of Arizona, (Journalism), 1979
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
-Phoenix Chapter President (2005-2006)
State Bar of Arizona
Nevada Bar Association
ALS Association, Arizona Chapter,
- Former President
Lambeth v. Community Partnership of Southern Arizona; COPE — With my partner, we represented the daughters of two elderly parents who were murdered by one of the duaghter''s son. The son had been receiving psychiatric and case management services by the defendants. The defendant doctor settled before trial with covenant not to disclose the terms. Trial resulted in additonal $1.5 million verdict in favor of the daughters.
Stevenson v. Glasswerks — With my partner we recovered $2.2 million for family of Canadian couple killed in auto accident.
Blair v. Advanced Cardiac Specialist — With my partner we represented Plaintiff in matter where Defendant inserted a stolen pacemaker it had purchased off of eBay. Matter settled with covenant not to disclose the amount.
Tung v. MuscleTech — With my partner we represented a severely injured plaintiff in ephedra supplement litigation resulting in a settlement under a covenant not to disclose the amount.
Neder v. State of Arizona — With my partner we represented the Plaintiffs in a wrongful death claim resulting in $4.2 million verdict and collection of that verdict amount.