Prior to opening his own practice in 2012, Chris worked as a family law attorney in Mount Vernon, Washington for a Bellingham law firm.
Chris began his private practice experience as an associate attorney at Lathrop, Winbauer, et al, in Ellensburg, Washington for 3 years. He was responsible for a variety of cases, including family law, CPS instigated and dependency proceedings, criminal defense, real estate, contracts, wills, trusts, and estates. At that time, he also served as a pro tem Judge in Kittitas County district courts.
Chris worked as a Kittitas County deputy prosecutor in Ellensburg, Washington for one year. He worked as the juvenile prosecutor, district court prosecutor, and handled adult sexual assault cases on a rotating basis, including jury trials.
Chris has participated in Collaborative Law training and facilitative mediation training. He is also a member of the Whatcom Collaborative Professionals group.
Juris Doctorate degree from Willamette University College of Law, in Salem, Oregon.
Bachelor's degree in English. Member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2007.