A seasoned trial lawyer, Chris has a wealth of experience in complex commercial litigation, employment discrimination matters, construction claims, first amendment and defamation claims, and election cases, including a precedent-setting case he argued before the Florida Supreme Court. Chris began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and has tried all types of matters, from complex commercial disputes to the $300 million litigation arising out of the 1995 crash of American Airlines Flight 965 in Cali, Colombia. Chris draws on his prior experience as an award-winning writer and professional actor to produce clear and succinct briefs and present persuasive courtroom arguments.
J.D. 1994, University of Miami School of Law
M.A.L.D. 1993, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
Diplôme d’Études Supérieures 1992, Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
B.A. 1986, Dartmouth College
Awards & Distinctions
AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Florida Super Lawyers
The Legal 500
John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award
American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg Award Citation for Playwriting (2014)
Carbonell Award for Playwriting (2010, 2014)
Silver Palm Award for Playwriting (2011, 2013)
Chris practices in the Miami office of Sandman Savrann’s Associated Firm, Beasley, Demos & Brown, LLC.