Originally from Panama City, Florida, Chris appreciates the warm weather and sunshine. Growing up 90 miles from Tallahassee, Chris has a strong passion for his undergraduate alma mater – Florida State University. The first in his immediate and distant family to attend College, Chris excelled. While at Florida State Chris served as the President of Garnet Key Honor Society and was one of a few students selected to attend the Inaugural College Leadership Florida. Chris then attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama where he served as the Editor in Chief of the Cumberland Law Review. After graduating from Cumberland with honors and receiving membership in the Order of the Coif, Chris began pursuing his ultimate passion of seeking Justice for his clients in Courtrooms throughout the Country.
Shortly after becoming a founding member of Wettermark & Keith, and only two years out of law school, Chris obtained his first million dollar jury verdict. He joined a small distinguished group of attorneys throughout the Country to achieve such a result in only their second year of practice. That initial verdict, however, was just the start of something big.
Over the next several years, Chris amassed over 50 million dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for his clients throughout the Eastern United States. Chris’ success resulted in recognition from National and Local print and television media across the Country and has led to him being recognized as an Alabama Super-lawyer for three consecutive years (2008-2010), a “Leading Plaintiff Lawyer in America,”“Law Dragon’s Leading Lawyers in America,” and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum – quite a feat considering that these types of recognitions are generally bestowed upon lawyers who have been practicing for over twenty years.
Chris is entering his tenth year of practice and holds his law licenses in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Alabama Association for Justice, Birmingham Bar, and various Federal Courts throughout the Country. Chris is the managing partner of the firm’s day to day operations and manages every aspect of the firm’s non-railroad practice in the States of Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi.