Chris joined the firm in 2010 and concentrates his practice on the defense of complex liability matters in the areas of construction, dram shop, premises, automobile, and catastrophic tort. Prior to joining Melick & Porter, Chris worked at a civil litigation defense firm outside of Boston where he specialized in construction and automobile matters. He has drafted and successfully argued briefs before the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court. His practice has earned him Martindale Hubbell's highest possible AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rating and he has been selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2014.
Since joining Melick & Porter, Chris has begun representing publicly and privately traded organizations in a variety of contractual disputes, particularly in commercial and residential construction. In addition, Chris serves as counsel to the Boston Association of Claims Executives, where he has presented on changes to various state laws and insurance policies.
Chris is a member of the Boston Bar Association and regularly participates in the "Lawyer of the Day" Volunteer Lawyers Program for the Norfolk Family & Probate Courthouse.
Recently, Chris has provided legal commentary to LetsRun.com, a popular track and field running website and consulted with professional runners concerning provisions in their endorsement contracts. On the side, Chris enjoys running himself as a member of the Boston Athletic Association and has finished fourteen marathons, including Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cape Cod, Marine Corps, and Disney. He also serves as the Race Director for the BIGGSteps 5K in Needham, a local road race in honor of a friend who passed away from cancer. The race proceeds benefit the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham and Camp Kesem.
- Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude (2007)
- Boston College, B.A., Political Science (2004)
Awards and Honors
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014-2020)
- Boston Association of Claims Executives (Counsel)
- Boston Bar Association
- Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation (Race Director)
- Norfolk Family & Probate Courthouse Volunteer Lawyers Program