Chris has over two decades of successful litigation experience serving a history of diverse client and has tried cases in multiple jurisdictions. He has successfully represented clients in complex multimillion-dollar personal injury, insurance and product liability matters including catastrophic injury and death claims, premises liability, professional liability, first and third-party insurance claims, and toxic torts cases.
In 2004, Chris was the recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, which is an award given annually by the Missouri Bar/Missouri Bar Foundation to a lawyer who demonstrates outstanding trial work and unusual proficiency in the art of trial advocacy. In 2008, Chris was also honored as the recipient of the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, which is awarded annually by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis to a lawyer who most exemplifies the tenants of professionalism. Chris has also been recognized by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney and Rising Star for multiple, consecutive years, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas. Chris also has an AV preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell®, meaning he has been peer rated for the highest level of professional excellence.
Chris has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© list for 2019, 2020, and 2021 in the area of product liability. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession and has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals and the list is compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1999||10/05/2021|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1998||08/09/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award||Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||2008|
|Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award||Missouri Bar/Missouri Bar Foundation||2004|
|Attorney/Founder||Nichols Lang & Hamlin, LLC||2018 - Present|
|Attorney/Principal||Rabbitt, Pitzer & Snodgrass, PC||1999 - 2018|
|Attorney||Franke Schultz & Mullen, PC||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois Bar Foundation||N/A||1999 - Present|
|Missouri State Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
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Mon Apr 19 2021
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