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Chris has a diverse civil practice that has included the representation of Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in business tort claims, contractual and employment disputes, and complex personal injury matters. He has experience in all facets of litigation, from independently conducting pre-suit investigations through trial. Chris is frequently engaged to serve as local counsel for matters in the Philadelphia area and routinely advises co-counsel about local rules, procedures, and best practices. He prides himself on balancing creative and practical strategies to achieve optimal litigation results, including to avoid the need for litigation altogether.

Education

Villanova University School of Law, J.D.

  • Associate Editor of Student Works, Villanova Environmental Law Journal

Virginia Tech, B.A., cum laude

Clerkship

  • The Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Life Beyond the Office

Chris was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family down the shore, teaching his two sons about Joel Embiid and Bryce Harper, and 3-putting his way through a round of golf with his friends.

Honors & Affiliations

  • Listed as a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" in The Legal Intelligencer's Professional Excellence Awards (2022), view the full press release here.
  • Listed as a Pennsylvania Rising Star (2018-present) (View methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the Federal Bar Association's Magazine, The Federal Lawyer (2018-2021)
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association 

Publications

  • NCAA and Multiple Member Schools Seek Instant Replay Review by Third Circuit, The Legal Intelligencer, October 2021, available with subscription here.
  • Irrational Decision-Making in Litigation, The Federal Lawyer Magazine, May/June 2019, available here.
  • The CSA Program Gets a FAST Fix: A Review of the 2015 FAST Act (with Roman Galas), 83 J. Trans. Law 183 (Oct. 2016).
  • Keeping Lions, Tigers, and Bears (Oh My!) in Check: The State of Exotic Pet Regulation in the Wake of the Zanesville, Ohio Massacre, 24 Vill. Envtl. L.J. 125, 126 (2013).

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Student-Athletes as Employees—the Changing Landscape of Collegiate Athletics," virtual CLE presented by Celesq; May 2022.