Chris helps clients successfully defend complex, high-stakes litigation in United States trial and appellate courts.
Chris's primary focus is class actions, but he has a broad base of experience, which includes representing a holding company and its operating companies in product liability actions; a community bank and its directors in direct- and derivative-shareholder litigation; an insurance company in a class action involving an auto-insurance product; a pharmaceutical manufacturer in multidistrict antitrust litigation; an LED-panel manufacturer in debt-collection litigation; an insurance company in bad-faith litigation; a municipality in litigation involving pension benefits; an automobile manufacturer in a cross-border dispute with a distributor; a planned-community developer in construction-defect litigation; and a power-plant developer in a cross-border joint-venture dispute
Clients value Chris's business education, original thinking, and results-oriented mindset.
Bars and Courts
Florida State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Hallums v. Infinity Ins. Co., No. 1:16-cv-24507-FAM, 2018 US Dist LEXIS 66839 (S.D. Fla. Apr. 20, 2018) (granting summary judgment and finding that auto insurance product was not illusory), aff'd, 945 F.3d 1144 (11th Cir. 2019)
Marin v. Infinity Auto Ins. Co., No. 2014-27810-CA-01 (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct.) (granting motion to enforce settlement agreement and dismissing action with prejudice), aff'd, 239 So. 3d 751 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018)
Key Motors Ltd. v. Hyundai Motor Co., No. 1:16-cv-23657-RNS, 2016 US Dist LEXIS 173285 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 31, 2016) (granting motion to compel arbitration and denying motion to remand to state court)