Chris focuses his practice on litigating and advising clients regarding issues within the workplace. He strives to fully understand clients’ business concerns and regularly defends employers against charges filed with the EEOC and state and local fair employment agencies. He handles a wide array of employment litigation matters in both state and federal courts, including claims arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and other state and federal employment statutes and regulations. He regularly represents and counsels clients regarding hiring and firing issues, disciplinary issues, and employment policies and procedures, including employment handbooks. Chris also represents employers in arbitrations involving collective bargaining agreement disputes and grievances as well as administrative proceedings before MSHA and OSHA.
In addition to labor and employment matters, Chris has experience representing clients in litigation cases involving trucking and transportation claims, multi-employer worksites, and deliberate intent matters.
During law school, Chris served as a judicial extern for Judge D. Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
- West Virginia University College of Law (J.D., 2011)
- West Virginia Law Review
- West Virginia University (B.A., 2008)
- Political Science
- West Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
- Monongalia County Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
- West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel
- Best Lawyers®
- "Ones to Watch" in Cincinnati for Labor and Employment Law – Management (2024)