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Chris represents businesses and individuals in all areas of litigation.  He has significant trial and appellate level experience in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and New York.   He has successfully represented clients on matters involving complex commercial litigation, business torts, employment claims, land use, environmental and intellectual property disputes.

Prior to joining Cohen Kinne, Chris was dedicated to public service as a staff attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender, where he tried numerous cases.  Chris also served as a law clerk to the Honorable C. Ian McLachlan of the Connecticut Appellate Court.  In these roles, Chris gained a wealth of experience that helped him to develop a solid foundation as a litigator.

During law school, Chris earned a Masters of Law in Intellectual Property and he interned at the United States Patent and Trademark Office of the Solicitor and in the litigation department of a major motion picture studio in California.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Intellectual Property: 30%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%



Hourly ($200/hour), contingent (33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook LLP

28 North Street
3rd Floor
Pittsfield, MA, 01201


NYCurrently registered 200703/07/2016
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ClerkConnecticut Appellate Court2006 - 2007
Staff AttorneyNew Hampshire Public Defender2003 - 2006
ClerkConnecticut Superior Court2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Berkshire County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ardis Health, LLC et al. v. Nankivell, SDNY 2011Preliminary injunction granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
43 IDEA 677District Court Standards of Review in 35 U.S.C. § 145 Patentability Determinations2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of New Hampshire School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of New HampshireIntellectual PropertyLL.M - Master of Laws2002
Tulane UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997