Professional Associations

  • Arizona Bar Association, Member, 2006-Present
  • Yavapai County Bar Association, Member, 2017
  • Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2012-2013
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member 2007-2013
  • Director, Family Law Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association, 2008-2012
  • Member, East Valley Bar Association, 2009-2015
  • Director, East Valley Bar Association, 2010-2011
  • Secretary, East Valley Bar Association, 2011-2012

Awards

  • Top Lawyer, North Valley Magazine, 2012
  • Top Lawyer, North Valley Magazine, 2011
  • Pro Bono Award, American Bar Association
  • Joseph W. Mahowald Family Law Advocate of the Year, Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona, 2007
  • One of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona, 2007

Political

  • Libertarian candidate for Maricopa County Clerk of Court, 2010
  • Libertarian candidate for U.S. Representative, District 4, 2014

Chris is passionate about helping clients get divorced with a minimum of financial and emotional stress and helping parents have relationships with their children. He firmly believes there is enough heartache and pain without having your life completely ruined financially in a divorce.  Being a small business owner, he is acutely aware of the time, energy, and effort spent building a business and understands the desire to keep assets you have acquired.  Chris also has personal experience in Maricopa County family law court as he was divorced in 2009. Many clients regard Chris as being reasonable and fair, but a strong advocate for their best interests.

When he is not lawyering, Chris enjoys playing disc golf with his wife, Karen, and dog, Emma.  He gets his daily caffeine fix from two shots of espresso and finds pleasure sipping a well-crafted beer.  He loves building and working on bicycles and is a DIYer with significantly more competence than Tim the Toolman Taylor.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2009

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
    • B.S. in Business and Psychology, 1997

Community and Volunteer Involvement