Chris has a simple practice philosophy: serve your clients by solving their problems as efficiently as possible and keep them informed during the process. With over 20 years working in insurance litigation, Chris has developed the knowledge and close relationships essential to being effective in this pursuit.

Chris began his career as a trial lawyer handling defense files and has litigated commercial auto, construction negligence, construction defect, premises liability, and product liability claims pending in both state and federal courts throughout the Midwest. Early on, he was influenced by his now-partner, Joe Postel, and Joe’s love for insurance coverage counseling and litigation. It wasn’t long before Chris recognized that the best solution to almost any file rested in an effective risk transfer strategy. Chris’s practice evolved from there, and he now serves primarily in the role of coverage counsel for many of the firm’s clients who write personal lines, commercial property, commercial auto, UM/UIM, CGL, BOP, EL, EPL, umbrella, and excess risk.  His coverage practice ranges from preparing opinions to litigating contested coverage disputes in court. He is also frequently called in to consult on his clients’ defense files when they are in need of coverage advice or risk transfer analysis and strategy. The combination of his trial work and robust insurance coverage practice has been essential to delivering on his goal of serving his clients by solving their problems as efficiently as possible and keeping them informed throughout.

Outside of the law firm, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. His favorite activities involve anything outdoors, including hiking, camping, and boating. Chris is an avid volunteer in kids and youth programs and serves as a volunteer coach for basketball, soccer, and football. He also speaks and teaches on a volunteer basis within the local school district.