First and foremost a husband and father, Chris Whyte understands the importance of family. So, after nearly a decade working for big law firms and representing local governments and businesses, Chris decided to open his own practice to provide competent legal services in the areas families need most. Chris has extensive litigation and courtroom experience in both state and federal courts, giving him a deep understanding of what it takes to meet client goals.
Chris has been married for over 12 years to his wife Cherie, a public relations executive specializing in social media. They have two beautiful children, Lyla, 3, and Cash, 1.
Chris was admitted to practice in California in 2006. He is also admitted to practice before the Central District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Chris has been selected three times for Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list – in 2009, 2013, and 2014 – a designation given to only 2.5% of eligible attorneys.
Chris graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2006. While in law school, he participated in the Scott Moot Court program and externed at the Disability Mediation Center in the Western Law Center for Disability Rights. Mr. Whyte received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from California State University, Fullerton in 2000, and served as the editor-in-chief of the university's daily newspaper. Prior to starting law school, he was the assistant editor of a regional music magazine.
Chris is thrilled to now open his own legal practice to provide affordable, personal legal services to individuals and families, focusing on meaningful practice areas including estate planning, probate, family law, employment law, and general litigation.
Chris not only delivers high-quality legal services, but also aims to become a trusted advisor for your family with genuine care and attention toward your best interests.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|John Steward Memorial Scholarship||California State University, Fullerton||1999|
|Mark of Excellence Award||Society of Professional Journalists||1998|
|Senior Litigation Associate||Best Best & Krieger||2010 - 2014|
|Litigation Associate||Silver, Hadden, Silver, Wexler & Levine||2010 - 2010|
|Litigation Associate||Jackson Lewis||2008 - 2009|
|Litigation Associate||Lynberg & Watkins||2006 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Lynberg & Watkins||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2006 - Present|
|Loyola Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|California State University, Fullerton||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|