A founding member of Carlisle & Byers, PLLC, Chris's core emphasis is representing clients in worker’s compensation matters throughout Eastern Washington. Although worker's comp is Chris's primary focus, he also works with personal injury.
Before becoming an intern and associate at Stiley & Cikutovich, Chris earned a bachelors degree in political science from Seattle University and his Juris Doctorate degree at Gonzaga. He has experience practicing before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, the State Superior Courts, the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts of Eastern Washington.
Chris is a member of the Washington State and Spokane County Bar Associations, as well as the Washington State Association for Justice. Chris also is a member of the Spokane Housing Justice Project, providing free legal assistance to tenants in dispute with their landlords.
Among all of his groups and affiliations, he’d have to say his favorites are youth soccer coach, scout leader, husband, and dad to his daughter and three sons.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Gonzaga University||Tutor of the Year||2009|
|Partner||Carlisle & Byers, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Stiley & Cikutovich, PLLC||2008 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Spokane County Bar Association||Volunteer Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Spokane County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||New Member Committee||2010 - 2011|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - 2014|
|Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)||"Workers' compensation...Really? Why?!"||2014|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Juris Doctorate||2010|
|Seattle University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|2010 CLE Potpouri||RPC 1.5 - 2008 Opened you up to suit||2010|
|Lulu Anderson v. Dept. of Labor and Indust.||The claim reopened|
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