Overview

Chris is a partner who focuses his practice on matters pertaining to the oil, gas and pipeline industries. Chris has extensive knowledge and experience covering a broad range of oil, gas and pipeline-related disputes and transactions, including matters involving new and existing pipeline easements, eminent domain rights, the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, oil and gas lease disputes, mandatory pooling and unitization, lease forfeiture actions, royalty disputes, and mineral title issues.

Chris is also a skilled litigator who has represented clients in numerous Ohio county and federal courts in a variety of disputes involving construction, real estate, and mechanic's lien laws. He is co-editor of the firm's blog, Oil & Gas Law Report.

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2004)
  • John Carroll University  (B.S.E., cum laude, 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Oil & Gas Association
  • The Florida Bar

Honors & Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars Edition, 2015-2018
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, Excellence for the Future Award, Antitrust Law

Community

  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Volunteer, 2016-present
  • Pelotonia, Cyclist/Fundraiser, 2012-present
  • The Childhood League, Volunteer, 2013-present
  • YWCA Columbus, Volunteer 2012-2013
  • United Local Youth Soccer League, Coach, 2007-2010