Chris practices family and criminal law, and civil litigation. He also handles real estate transactions, as well as commercial foreclosures and litigation for various lending institutions. He frequently serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and evaluator for both the state and federal courts.
Chris is the former chair of the Vermont Judicial Conduct Board, and served on the board for nine years. He has been an adjunct professor of Business Law at the University of Vermont for over thirty years. He is a past member and vice-chair of the Vermont Professional Conduct Board, and past chair of the Supreme Court Committee on the Adoption of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility. Chris is a frequent lecturer on family law and legal ethics.
Chris is named by New England Super Lawyers as one of Vermont’s top divorce lawyers. He is also recognized as a leading family law attorney by bestofus.com and the Best Lawyers in America®, and was named Vermont’s "Family Lawyer of the Year” for 2011.
Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Vermont Youth Rugby Association and the Tree Farm Management Group (a local sports complex) and is a member of the Vestry of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s in Burlington.
Chris has been a nationally-ranked rugby referee, and continues to travel throughout the United States and Canada to referee matches and to train fellow referees. He co-founded the Burlington Rugby Football Club. When the rugby fields are covered with snow, Chris is on his skis in the mountains. Chris lives with his wife in South Burlington. Their adult sons live in Boston and Tahoe City.
Albany Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1975) (Chief Notes Editor); Middlebury College (B.A., cum laude, 1972)
Admitted to state and federal courts in Vermont
Vermont and American Bar Associations; Vermont Association for Justice; Vermont Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers