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Chris routinely litigates cases within General District Court, Circuit Court and Federal District Court.  He has litigated in all levels of Virginia’s trial courts as well as litigating in the Virginia Court of Appeals, Virginia Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. While knowing that some cases will settle without the need of litigation, Chris prepares every case as if it will ultimately be brought before the court.  He has an active litigation practice helping those wronged by the carelessness of others and is often referred cases from attorneys both local and from around the country.

Chris is a Life Member of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad (VBVRS) where he served as an attendant in charge and a field training instructor to the VBVRS.  He has coupled his EMS & leadership experience in the community and now serves actively on the Tidewater EMS Council which facilitates regional cooperation, planning and implementation of an integrated emergency medical services delivery system.  His citizen engagement extends beyond the courtroom, as he is also a member of the City of Virginia Beach Beaches and Waterway Commission appointed by the City Council.  He is a practicing attorney in the Hampton Roads Community and litigates cases throughout Virginia along with being a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia State Bar, Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, Virginia Beach Bar Association, and the Norfolk/Newport News Criminal Justice Act Panel.  He has made appearances on television ranging from the safe towing of trailers to winter weather safety, and crashes that occur upon the roadway.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 20%
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
  5. Brain Injury: 20%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Colin Patrick O'Dawe

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Colin O'Dawe Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul R. Hernandez

    Christopher is a very clever and aggressive litigator. Christopher has a very special ability to connect with judges and juries. He is very well liked by his clients.


    Paul Hernandez Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Kalfus & Nachman

870 North Military Highway
Suite 300
Norfolk, VA, 23502

749 BJ Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA, 23601

3540 Brambleton Ave
Roanoke, VA, 24018



VAAuthorized to practice law200403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer 2015Coastal Magazine2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationDirector2016 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Old Dominion UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VBBA Vegas 2015Ethics2015
VBBA EthicsEthics2014
VBBA Vegas CLE 2013Where Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and Domestic Relations Collide2013