Chris also represents victims and families in cases involving significant injuries caused by hazardous consumer products, fires, premises injuries and other incidents of negligence and misconduct. Chris has tried multiple cases against suppliers of asbestos-contaminated talc and manufacturers of cosmetic talcum powder products believed to be the cause of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
Prior to joining Motley Rice, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Bryan Harwell of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. In this capacity, he conducted complex research and prepared proposed orders involving numerous areas of the law, assisted with various phases of both civil and criminal trials and researched opinions for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
A recipient of the Citadel Scholar full academic scholarship and the Citadel Honors Program Gold Seal, Chris was honored with the University of South Carolina School of Law's Cali Award for environmental law. Additionally, he served as Senior Associate Editor for the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal and is the author of published pieces concerning environmental law such as Politics, Money, and Radioactive Waste: The Savannah River Site Conundrum, 16.2 Se. Envtl. L.J. 391 (2008).
Growing up in rural South Carolina with blue-collar parents, Chris quickly learned the value of hard work and giving back to the community. He has volunteered as a Special Prosecutor for the South Carolina Attorney General's Office; proudly served as class chairman for The Citadel Foundation, helping to raise money for need-based scholarship funding; and is a former member of the Charleston County Library Board of Trustees. Chris is recognized as an AV®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®.