About


After moving to Lafayette in January of 1993, Chris’s practice has primarily focused on litigation. After spending his early years lawyering with a respected and longstanding corporate defense firm in Lafayette, Chris shifted his focus to representing individuals and small businesses in the Lafayette area. Most of these cases deal with injury claims of all types – from industrial and work accidents to car accidents to medical malpractice claims against healthcare providers, including nursing home neglect and abuse cases. Chris has handled all types of claims, including wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries and cases involving paralysis. Chris also is occasionally asked to serve as Judge ad hoc in Louisiana’s Workers Compensation Courts. He is familiar with most courts in this state, Federal, State judicial districts, state appellate courts, and the Fifth Circuit federal court of appeal, in addition to workers compensation divisions throughout Louisiana. His representation of folks takes him routinely outside of Lafayette, throughout Louisiana including back to his north Louisiana roots. This also allows him to see his parents, Bill and Tommie Lee.

In addition, Chris occasionally represents corporations, small and large, in litigation matters; representative National clients include Tronox Limited and Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.

Most importantly, Chris and his wife, Amy, are the proud parents of two sons, as well as Thibaut, the wonder border collie (and frequent office dog).

EDUCATION:

Baylor University, B.A. 1989
L.S.U. Law School, J.D. 1992
Moot Court Board
Licensed, October 1992

PROFESSIONAL:

Admitted to practice in all State and Federal Louisiana courts.
Member, Lafayette Parish Bar Association
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
Member, Louisiana Association for Justice
Member, American Association for Justice
Past President and Board member, John M. Duhe, Jr. American Inn of Court, Founding Member
Member, American Inn of Court of Acadiana (2014 – )
Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation
Member, Preservation Alliance of Lafayette
Board of Trustees, Episcopal School of Acadiana