Chris is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including product liability, class action and consumer finance cases, in state and federal courts.
Chris has 20 years of litigation experience in Las Vegas, Nevada, representing manufacturers or product sellers of drugs and medical devices, asbestos and tires. He also has defended Fortune 500 corporate defendants in multi-district litigation, and most recently has been representing financial institutions in class action and mass filings of consumer finance litigation arising out of the sub-prime mortgage crisis (TILA, RESPA, HOEPA, FRCRA). Throughout this representation, a large body of Nevada consumer finance case law was established arising from the thousands of home mortgage lawsuits filed in Nevada from 2009 to the present. Chris defended/managed over 800 of these lawsuits, primarily in Nevada, but also extending into Arizona and New Mexico.
Rated an “AV/Preeminent Attorney” with Martindale-Hubbell, Chris is detail oriented in his approach to all of his cases. He works closely with his clients to understand and meet their goals, is obsessively responsive to their inquiries, and is as aggressive as required to resolve the litigation or dispute.
Active in many professional organizations, Chris is a member of both the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). He is also associated with the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and multi-jurisdictional group TAGLAW.
Chris routinely works as local counsel for national law firms requiring Nevada counsel. He authored the Nevada section of the American Bar Association’s publication “50 State Survey of Medical Monitoring,” and the Nevada section of the IADC “State Best Practices Survey” in 2011 and 2012.
He also co-authored and presented “What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay in Vegas—Anatomy of a Conspiracy and Its Legal and Ethical Implications for Defendants, Insurers, and Their Attorneys, for the FDCC Quarterly Journal and at the FDCC Annual Meeting. He has served as the Chair of the Recruiting Committee at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie for the past five years.
Chris is admitted in both Nevada and Virginia. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah, followed by a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Stephen J. Huffaker. He obtained his B.A from Brigham Young University.