Chris practices in the fields of labor and employment and workers’ compensation representing various companies before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

He has been certified as one of the state of Ohio’s first specialists in the field of Workers’ Compensation by the Ohio State Bar Association. A substantial portion of Chris’s practice also involves labor arbitrations, employment litigation and workplace safety issues.

Chris is named in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers and was named The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Columbus, Ohio Worker’s Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year.” He also is recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers in the field of Employment and Labor Law.


  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., 1988)
  • Kenyon College  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, “Lawyer of the Year,” Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, Columbus, Ohio, 2015, 2017, 2021
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, “Top 50 Columbus Super Lawyers,” 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent
  • Columbus Business First, Forty Under 40
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Nova Village Athletic Club, AAU Basketball Coach
  • Upper Arlington High School Soccer Board, Secretary
  • Columbus Children's Theatre, Past Board Member
  • Northam Park Advisory Committee, Past Chair
  • Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Committee, Past Chair
  • Young Lawyers Committee, Past Chair
  • Ohio University College of Business, past Advisory Board Member
  • The Wellness Company, Past Board Member; Advisor
  • National Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Columbus Chapter, Past Personnel Committee Chair; Executive Committee, Former Member