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Chris is a member of the Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys on which he served as a member of the Executive Committee from 1984 through 1991.  He served as chairman of this organization in 1990.  He served as a trustee of the Mahoning County Bar Association from 1983 to 1986, and served on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Ohio Legal Services Corporation.  Chris’s primary areas of concentration are real estate, labor and employment law, workers compensation defense, and commercial and civil litigation.  He has extensive experience in labor arbitrations and labor negotiations in the public and private sectors.   He also has substantial experience in federal, state, and local courts.  Chris is a member of the Mahoning County and Ohio State Bar Associations.

Practice areas

  • Real estate law
  • Family law
  • Labor law
  • Employment law
  • School law



  • Ohio, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1973
  • Denison University, B.A., 1970


  • Trustee, Mahoning County Bar Association, 1983–1986
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member (1984–1992), Executive Committee and Chairman (1991),  Ohio Council of School Board Attorneys


  • Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, April 2, 1948