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Chris is a life-long resident of Birmingham. He attended Birmingham-Southern College where he received his degree in English. During his time at Birmingham-Southern he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, and he received the Robert Hewlin Jackson Award for Scholastic Achievement. Having graduated from college Chris attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and graduated in 2011. During his time at Cumberland Chris was a Senior Member of the Trial Advocacy Board. During law school Chris was fortunate to be honored as a member of the Dean’s List, win numerous Dispute Resolution competitions, and received multiple Scholar of Merit Awards for Scholastic Achievement.
Chris originally clerked for Sheffield and Lentine, P.C. during his time in law school and joined the firm upon graduation. His practice focuses primarily on Criminal Defense litigation and Appellate work. Chris also practices Domestic Relations Law and Family Law.
Chris lives in Birmingham with his wife Lucy and their two dogs Nanette and Saban. They enjoy spending time with their friends and traveling.
Chris is licensed to practice in all state courts as well as all Federal courts in Alabama.
Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||2011||01/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys||Birmingham Magazine||2015|
|Top 10 Attorneys||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Attorneys||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 10 Under 40||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2013|
|Member||National College for DUI Defense||2013|
|Associate Attorney||Sheffield and Lentine, P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alabama State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Ex Parte Jaymee Smith, Alabama Supreme Court, Petition for Writ of Mandamus||Pending|
|Ex Parte Emily Walker, Alabama Supreme Court, CR-12-1433, Petition for Writ of Certiorari||N/A|
|• Ex Parte Rashad Stoves, Alabama Supreme Court 1120202, Petition for Writ of Mandamus||N/A|
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|University of Alabama - Birmingham||Business||Masters in Business Administration||2014|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Birmingham-Southern College||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|
|May CLE||"Legislative Update and Practice Pointers"||2014|