Chris has spent the majority of his life in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a graduate of Valley High School. Chris attended the University of New Mexico and graduated with honors in 2004. During his undergraduate work, he also studied abroad at the University of Cambridge (Caius College) in England. Chris continued his education at the University of New Mexico School of Law, graduating early in 2006. While in law school, Chris served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Natural Resources Journal.
Chris began his legal career as a civil defense lawyer where he represented large and prosperous corporations listed in the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500. Chris would later move to one of New Mexico's most successful personal injury law firms and has been representing injured people and their families exclusively since that time.
Some noteworthy success stories are as follows: Chris and his co-counsel obtained a $1.86 million-dollar jury verdict in a wrongful death case involving an 86-year-old woman who slipped and fell at a senior living community. https://www.abqjournal.com/226718/186m-awarded-in-death-of-senior.html
Throughout the course of his career, Chris has obtained more than $60 million dollars in compensation, through verdict or settlement, for injured individuals and their families.
From 2014-2018, Chris was named by Super Lawyers to its Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.
In 2016, Chris was named by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys to its list of 10 Best (Under Age 40) in client satisfaction.
When not practicing law, Chris trains in Muay Thai kickboxing, writes fiction, reads voraciously, and follows his favorite sports teams.
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