Overview

Chris is a member of the firm’s litigation group where he uses his extensive courtroom and litigation experience to zealously advocate for the interests of his clients in all aspects of litigation.  With his insightful legal analysis and practical approach, clients turn to Chris for his ability to solve complex and difficult disputes in a manner that makes both legal and business sense. Chris’ practice involves assisting clients in a wide range of civil matters.

Prior to joining AP&S, Chris was a litigation associate at two mid-sized law firms in Boston, Massachusetts where he advised insurers on complex and novel coverage issues under a wide variety of insurance policies, counseled insurers on claims handling practices and the prevention of bad faith claims and represented insurers in bad faith litigation and declaratory judgment actions throughout New England and New York.

Chris also has extensive experience representing lawyers, insurance agents, accountants, design professionals, skilled nursing facilities, and other professionals in all aspects of litigation in addition to experience handling construction defect, products liability, contract disputes, and personal injury matters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Before engaging in private practice, Chris previously served as a contractor law clerk with the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts in the Asset Forfeiture Unit, where he worked on criminal and civil forfeiture matters alongside federal prosecutors and federal investigative agencies.

Chris received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University.  During law school, Chris served as an Article Editor for the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology.  He also served as a judicial intern in the chambers of an Associate Justice with the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department, a full-year intern with the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and as a teaching fellow for first year Constitutional Law and Criminal Law students.

Education

  • Albany Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2016)
  • Hartwick College (B.A., 2009)

Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals. First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
Representative Matters
  • Secured dismissal of a complaint filed in Massachusetts Superior Court against a design professional under the Massachusetts statute of repose, G.L. c. 260, § 2B.
  • Secured dismissal of a complaint filed in Massachusetts Superior Court against an attorney as time-barred pursuant to the statute of limitations for malpractice claims against professionals, G.L. c. 260, § 4.
  • Secured dismissal of a complaint filed in Massachusetts Superior Court in a legal malpractice matter under the doctrine of quasi-judicial immunity where the attorney was a court-appointed discovery master in a contested divorce proceeding.
  • Secured dismissal of a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against a court-appointed special master in an underlying divorce proceeding under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine.
  • Secured dismissal of a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts filed against an attorney for failure to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Secured summary judgment against a third-party complaint filed in Massachusetts Superior Court against the manufacturer of an allegedly defective space heater.
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Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
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