1717 Arch Street, Suite 3100
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Chris founded the firm’s Philadelphia Litigation Group in 1978 and served as its head until 1988. He was named the Firm’s Senior Pro Bono Counsel in 2005, a full-time position overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Firm’s Pro Bono Program. Before 2005, Chris handled the trials and appeals of complex commercial cases, including construction, product liability, fraud, and intellectual property cases.
Pro bono matters often supplemented his commercial practice. As examples, Chris was lead counsel in Meyers v. Pennypack Woods 559 F.2d 894 (3rd Cir. 1977) (reversing lower court’s refusal to find racial discrimination in housing), United States ex rel James Brown v. Rundle, 450 F.2d 517 (3rd Cir. 1971) (homicide conviction upheld on appeal), and Commonwealth v. Bradley Martin, C.C.P. Lebanon Co., Nos. 1993-10899 and 11079 (2004) (death sentence was vacated because of ineffectiveness of trial counsel).
|Areas of Practice||1) Commercial Litigation and Disputes and 2) Pro Bono|
|Law School||The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1967|
|Education||Princeton University, A.B., 1964|
|Bar Member / Association||Pennsylvania State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Reed Smith LLP|
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