Chris is an experienced appellate advocate and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group.
In his litigation practice, Chris offers a rare perspective: an appellate attorney who’s tried more than a dozen cases, including first chairing both jury and bench trials. He’s handled matters at the US Supreme Court, most of the federal circuit courts, and in other state and federal courts across the country. He regularly writes and comments about the Tenth Circuit, the Colorado Supreme Court, and the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Chris was an assistant attorney general at the Colorado Department of Law, where he investigated and litigated a wide variety of claims on behalf of government officials and agencies. He’s also an adjunct professor of election law at DU’s Sturm College of Law. Print and broadcast media regularly turn to Chris for his legal analysis on the judiciary, constitutional law, elections, and the Colorado state government.
Previously, Chris clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Gregory on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.