After graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School, Chris began his practice in Atlanta in 2002 and then worked in private practice in multiple states for nearly two decades in the areas of civil litigation, construction law, contract law, real estate, bankruptcy, the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act, and commercial collections. He has extensive trial, appellate, arbitration, mediation, and settlement negotiation experience. Immediately prior to joining Stotler Hayes Group LLC, Chris served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which investigates and prosecutes Medicaid fraud and the abuse, neglect and exploitation of individuals living in residential care facilities as well as Medicaid recipients, where he helped secure approximately Forty Million Dollars in civil settlements, restitution and fines in a single fiscal year. Chris’ practice now focuses on representing facilities in Medicaid eligibility, guardianship, probate, and collection matters.
- Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, with a minor in Business Administration, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 1999 and graduated with his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2002, where he was a Mock Trial Tournament Semifinalist, 1L Appellate Advocacy Award winner, and Moot Court participant.
- Chris is admitted to practice law in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, New Mexico, Tennessee, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.
- Born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi, Chris lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for 20 years and now resides in Little Rock, Arkansas, with his wife and three children. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports and supporting the Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Braves, Mississippi State Bulldogs and Vanderbilt Commodores.