Christopher is a Shareholder with a trial practice focusing primarily on the insurance coverage/bad faith arena and is a member of several litigation practices at Maynard Cooper.
Christopher joined the firm after a seven-year stint as an Army officer and Apache helicopter pilot. Putting to work the attention to detail and ability to “see the field” he developed as an aviator, Christopher has successfully tried cases to juries in multiple jurisdictions throughout the country, both state and federal. Named to the list of Alabama Super Lawyers for Insurance Coverage, Christopher concentrates his practice on defending insurance and financial services companies against complex, bad-faith, fraud, class and punitive damages claims.
In the coverage arena, Christopher routinely handles high-stakes cases involving a wide variety of coverage lines including professional and commercial liability, life, health, disability, property and fidelity/crime coverage.
Christopher is a proven leader who has served as first or second chair on lead trial counsel teams in cases pending in more than 20 states nationwide including Alabama, California, Florida and New York.
His industry peers call on his knowledge frequently as Christopher is routinely asked to speak at insurance industry meetings as well as in-house training events. His written scholarship on civil discovery topics has been cited in the bedrock treatise of Wright & Miller's Federal Practice and Procedure as well as in published trial and appellate court opinions from across the country.
Christopher served more than seven years as a commissioned officer and attack helicopter pilot in the United States Army where he attained pilot-in-command status in the AH-64 Apache helicopter and graduated from several combat arms schools including the Airborne and Air Assault Schools. Christopher held various command positions during his service, including Attack Platoon Leader and Infantry Brigade Liaison Officer in the 101st Airborne Division and later as Airfield Commander in the Republic of South Korea, concluding his service as an instructor in the Attack, Cavalry, and SERE sections of the Aviation Officer Basic Course at the U.S. Army's flight school.
Christopher had the honor of serving as a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Honorable J.L. Edmondson, immediately upon graduating from law school. During his third year of law school, Christopher served as an extern and assistant district attorney in Athens, Georgia where he tried felony cases and secured numerous convictions for the State.
Christopher is listed by Super Lawyers in the area of Insurance Coverage, a distinction he has attained continuously since 2011.
He holds a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and B.A. from the University of Alabama.