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Chris, licensed both in Virginia and the District of Columbia, has practiced business, commercial and real estate litigation, including contract disputes, mechanic’s liens and title insurance claims for over 30 years. He has represented both individuals and national real estate developers and homebuilders. He is also counsel for a national title insurance company and the lenders and owners it insures.

Chris regularly litigates real estate and commercial matters in both the trial courts and the appellate courts of Virginia and D.C. He also advises individuals and companies  in business matters, lease disputes, collections and related civil litigation. Chris also appears before state regulatory agencies for his clients who may be involved in regulatory litigation.



Martindale – Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Active Bar Membership:

  • Virginia State Bar since  1986
  • District of Columbia Bar since 1989

Admitted to Practice to the following Courts:

  • Supreme Court of Virginia and the Trial Courts of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Published Appellate Cases:

  • Abi-Najm v. Concord Condominum, LLC, 280 Va. 250, 699 S.E.2d 483 (2010).
  • River Place North Housing Corporation v. American Landmark Equity Corp., 250 Va. 215, 462 S.E.2d 72 (1995).
  • Thompson v. Air Power, Inc., 248 Va. 448 S.E.2d 598 (1994).
  • Air Power v. Thompson, 244 Va. 534, 422 S.E.2d 768 (1992).


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.S. Summa Cum Laude, Old Dominion University