Chris has a broad litigation practice focusing primarily on complex business litigation and appeals. He is involved in all aspects of litigation before both state and federal courts, such as pre-lawsuit investigations, motions practice, discovery, and trial preparation. He also has extensive research and writing experience having drafted briefs and memoranda on a wide range of issues including bankruptcy, constitutional, and intellectual property law.
Before joining Ward and Smith, Chris was a law clerk to the Honorable Louise W. Flanagan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Honorable G. Steven Agee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also served as an extern with the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of North Carolina in Greensboro.
Chris earned his bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from Wake Forest University. He graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law, finishing third in a class of 187. During law school, Chris was an articles editor for the Wake Forest Law Review; was a member of Wake Forest Moot Court Board; and earned CALI awards for the highest grade in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Federal Courts, and Trial Practice.
Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
Federal Bar Association
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