Chris worked in the banking industry for over a decade, as Regional Vice President for Citicorp Securities, in charge of government securities sales in eleven western states, and later as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Global Trading for Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles. At Security Pacific, Chris had direct responsibility for managing the domestic and international offices of the bank’s government securities dealership, including offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo and Singapore.
Chris has over twenty-five years of experience in business law and litigation, and representing clients injured by the negligence of others.
Education and Professional Background
Chris received a BA in Economics from California State University and an MBA in Accounting from the University of California, Berkley, Graduate School of Business. Before graduate school, he joined the Peace Corps and served two years as an economic analyst, assisting the government and people of West Malaysia. He graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1993, where he was Associate Editor of the Emory Law Journal. Following law school, Chris served as a law clerk for a federal district judgein Atlanta. Chris began his legal career atJonesDay before co-founding Williamson and York.
Chris lives in Dahlonega, Georgia with his wife Lenore and their Portuguese Water Dog, Edward. Their daughter Nicole is an attorney in Chicago. Their two grandchildren are the only non-lawyers in the extended family and, Chris hopes, they will become doctors instead.