Chris, a Birmingham native, regularly advises and represents clients on a broad range of legal issues, including: probate and estate matters, civil litigation, arbitration, business transactions, contract disputes, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, probate support for personal injury litigation, estate administration, estate and trust litigation, and taxation.
He has been recognized by Birmingham Magazine in its Top Attorneys list in the areas of Probate Law (2017, 2018) and Tax Law (2017), and was selected to the 2018 Mid-South’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for Estate & Trust Litigation. Chris maintains the highest Avvo Rating of 10.0 – Top Attorney, and has been recognized with Avvo’s Clients’ Choice Award (2012, 2017). Additionally, the firm has been selected as one of the 18 Best Birmingham Litigation Attorneys (2017 and 2018) by the website Expertise.com.
Chris received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Commerce & Business Administration, with a concentration in Small Company Management, from the University of Alabama in 2005. After earning his undergraduate degree, he worked as General Manager of Sports Transportation for over seven years, and successfully negotiated the sale of the company to an industry peer in 2011. Chris received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Birmingham School of Law, graduating with honors in 2010. After completing his law degree, he attended the University of Alabama School of Law and received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, graduating cum laude in 2013, with a concentration in Business Tax.
He is admitted to practice in Alabama state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Chris lives in Birmingham with his wife, Beth, and three daughters, Abbey, Olivia and Charlotte. He is a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook, where he serves on the board of the Child Development Center.
LL.M., Taxation, cum laude; The University of Alabama School of Law, 2013
J.D., Law, with honors; Birmingham School of Law, 2010
B.S., Commerce & Business Administration; The University of Alabama, 2005
- Formation, Planning and Succession;
- Business Transactions;
- Contract: Drafting, Negotiation and Disputes;
- Labor and Employment Matters;
- Real Estate Transactions;
- Healthcare Law;
- Intellectual Property and Technology; and
- Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Powers of Attorneys, etc);
- Estate Administration;
- Probate Law;
- Probate Litigation;
- Probate Support for Personal Injury Litigation;
- Summary Distributions under the Alabama Small Estate Act;
- Trust Planning, Administration and Litigation;
- General Contract Matters;
- Real Estate Transactions;
- Landlord-Tenant Law; and
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