Chris’ background involves both commercial litigation and transactional work. In the past, Chris handled various bankruptcy litigation matters, complex distressed debt transactions, and large commercial real estate deals. Chris’ diverse experience gives him a unique perspective that helps him better serve the needs of clients.

Prior to working at Thompson Burton PLLC, Chris was an associate at a business law firm in New York. He attended St. John’s University School of law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Chris also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert E. Grossman in the Eastern District of New York. As a judicial intern, Chris’ research and writing focused primarily on the validity mortgage note assignments and securitized mortgages.

Chris lives in Nashville with his wife and daughter. As a native Arizonan, Chris is an avid supporter of all Arizona sports teams, especially those from his alma mater, the University of Arizona. In his spare time, Chris enjoys training for, and competing in, long distance obstacle course races. He is also an avid golfer and loves visiting national parks all across the country.


  • University of Arizona, B.S., Cum Laude, 2009
  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2012
    • Editor-in-Chief, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
    • Member, Moot Court Honor Society

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York


  • Board Member – NextUP, Martha O’Bryan Center
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Real Estate Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2023)