Chris currently serves as president and managing director of the firm. He first joined the firm in 1981. His practice includes representation of businesses and individuals in litigation of a wide variety of matters in state and federal courts, with a significant emphasis on construction litigation.C
hris regularly assists clients in resolving commercial disputes through mediation and arbitration. On the business side, Chris represents the interests of those involved in the formation of commercial entities including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures.Chris often serves as counsel to these entities after formation, providing ongoing advice on legal matters in many areas including, contract formation, employment matters, acquisition and merger, real estate acquisition and sale, and related matters.
He regularly represents medical professionals and other professionals before state licensing and regulatory boards.
Chris also has an extensive practice in the area of adoption and family law. As an adoptive parent, Chris has personal experience of the adoption process. He regularly assists families in initiating and finalizing adoptions in order to establish forever homes for children. Chris works closely with adoptive parents and child placement agencies to navigate the adoption process. When issues of contest arise, Chris represents adoptive parents and child placement agencies in resolving these disputes.
Chris regularly provides ongoing legal consultation and advice to a number of charitable organizations devoted to homeless services and services for the disabled.Chris is a native of Alexandria, Virginia. He lives in Hanover County with his wife. His five grown children all live and work in the Richmond area.
Chris enjoys hiking and camping and the outdoors in general. As an ordained permanent deacon in the Catholic Church, Chris devotes his free time in part to service in ministry in the Diocese of Richmond. Chris is currently assigned to serve at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond. Chris is actively involved with business and charitable organizations through the community. He was the 2016 John C. Kenny Pro Bono Award Recipient from the Richmond Bar Association, an award presented annually to an individual or law firm that demonstrates a dedication to furthering the deliver of pro bono legal services to the poor and under-served in the Richmond Metro area.