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“I am not a lawyer’s lawyer, but a businessperson’s lawyer. When my clients’ business interests are threatened by litigation, I deliver aggressive representation through collaborative partnership, zealous advocacy, and proactive risk management. In an age when few cases go ‘all the way,’ my clients take comfort knowing an experienced trial attorney is in their corner.”  

Christopher is an Associate with the Litigation Practice Group in Adams and Reese’s Jacksonville office. He serves a diverse and distinguished client base, including manufacturers, liability insurers, insurance brokers, retailers, charities, construction companies, and banks.

Chris earned his stripes as a litigator while serving as a public defender in Tallahassee. There, he obtained jury acquittals for clients in both County Court and Circuit Court on criminal charges ranging from petty misdemeanors to felonies punishable by life in prison.

After transitioning to private practice, Christopher worked for a national creditors’ rights and real estate law firm, and a medical malpractice-focused insurance defense firm, before finding a home with Adams and Reese. Chris’s achievements outside of trial include successfully arguing judicial overturn of a Florida statute on First Amendment grounds that attempted to regulate obstruction of public roadways. Additionally, he obtained summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on behalf of a national funeral products provider. 

Chris earned his J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where he received a full merit scholarship. While studying law in Williamsburg, he worked full-time as a Graduate Fellow for the Wolf Law Library’s Technical Services & Special Collections Research Center. He earned selection as an Honors Scholar for the Center of the Study of Law and Markets, competed across the country for the law school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, and was elected President of the Student Environmental and Animal Law Society.

Before starting his legal career, Christopher taught A.P. U.S. History in Tampa at a public high school and completed an Executive Stores Internship with Target Corporation. Christopher graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Wake Forest University, earning a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics. During undergrad and in law school, Chris demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit by driving for Uber and launching a student airport transportation service.

Chris maintains a reading blog on GoodReads and hopes to publish a novel someday. His law school note, “Survey Says…? An Argument for More Frontloaded FERC Public Use Provider Determinations as a Means of Streamlining the Commission’s Regulatory Role Over Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Operators” was published by William & Mary’s Environmental Law and Policy Review Journal and has been cited in environmental and public interest periodicals.


  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 2014
  • College of William & Mary, J.D., 2017

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida


  • Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, 2024

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar 
  • Jacksonville Bar Association 
  • Heritage Humane Society 
  • Kelly Educational Staffing  
  • Lambda Chi Alpha: Theta Tau Alumni Association  
  • Bishop Feehan High School Alumni Association 
  • Obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court on behalf of the country’s largest network of funeral vault manufacturers. 
  • Argued the successful overturn of Fla. Stat. §316.2045 (2020) as an unconstitutional freedom of speech restriction before Leon County Chief Judge Augustus Aikens. 
  • Negotiated and defended numerous policy limit medical malpractice and premises liability insurance claims to settlement. 
  • Litigated in multiple trials with not guilty criminal jury verdicts in both County and Circuit Court, including a not guilty criminal jury verdict in the first trial held in Leon County following the onset of COVID-19 and closure of the state courts.  
  • Obtained numerous seven-figure final judgments in residential foreclosure bench trials.  
  • Litigated before all 20 Florida Circuit Courts. 
  • “Survey Says…? An Argument for More Frontloaded FERC Public Use Provider Determinations as a Means of Streamlining the Commission’s Regulatory Role Over Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Operators, 41 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 711 (2017).