Chris represents businesses, entrepreneurs and lawyers in commercial litigation. He has achieved multi-million dollar results for several of his commercial clients and has successfully defended clients against claims of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and breach of contract. Chris’ work in the law governing lawyers includes malpractice and disciplinary matters, as well as law firm dissolutions and other issues of professional responsibility.
Chris’ work in the area of land use and real estate litigation includes partnership disputes, and defending and prosecuting cases alleging breach of contract and fraud, as well as handling mechanics lien litigation and land use matters before local governments.
His practice has also included litigation involving covenants not to compete, antitrust, breach of warranty, environmental and labor law. Chris has successfully handled appeals in state and federal court.
Chris has taught Administrative Law and Professional Responsibility at The John Marshall Law School and has spoken to numerous groups on land use topics. Chris formerly practiced law at Coffield Ungaretti & Harris and Michael W. Coffield & Associates and has served as in-house counsel to a publicly-traded corporation.
Admitted to Practice:
- State of Illinois, 1992
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- John Marshall Law School, summa cum laude, 1992
- Law Review, Moot Court
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1988
- B.A. in History, with cognate in Economics