Chris is an environmental lawyer and former environmental consultant with over 15 years of experience solving environmental problems for heavily regulated industries. He and his colleagues are relentlessly focused on adding value by leveraging our firm's 30+ years of knowledge and experience dealing with environmental issues to efficiently achieve clients' business goals. Clients include pipeline and natural resource companies, real estate developers, manufacturers, landfill owners, and local governments.
With extensive experience in both litigation and regulatory compliance, Chris brings a unique perspective to finding practical solutions to our clients’ environmental issues. His litigation experience includes defending clients in land use disputes and toxic torts, citizen suits, and EPA and state administrative actions. He also helps clients prevent litigation when advising them on the environmental risks and opportunities associated with a real estate deal or other business transaction; obtain and comply with required permits, and develop the infrastructure and procedures needed to ensure continued compliance.
Chris has served as the Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Alabama State Bar and on the boards of the Green Resource Center for Alabama, Birmingham Volunteer Lawyer Program, and Cahaba River Society.
"He is a very good environmental attorney. He is good for clients in terms of working out what is important from that standpoint and can focus our attention…doesn’t bog us down with chasing insignificant things. When he brings something to us, it’s something that needs to be addressed, that’s the biggest strength. "
“Chris is the environmental lawyer I think is the best in the market. He has good background, knows the concepts and understands the area from all angles.”
"He is very efficient, knowledgeable and responsive."
"Chris has a keen attention to detail and an understanding of the needs of his clients. He is also an effective communicator who can make complexities seem simple."