An accomplished trial lawyer and persuasive negotiator, Chris has tried and won more than 50 jury trials in state and federal courts across the country. She is a member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry group and has resolved lawsuits that sought tens of millions of dollars involving products such as capacitors, radiology equipment, augers, light rail systems, circuit boards, transformers, relays, switch gears, firearms, ammunition, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and chemicals.
Among her accomplishments in the industrial production industry are:
Chris is known for communicating complex evidence in ways that achieve maximum trial advantage for her clients – whether negotiating a resolution before trial begins, shutting down a case in its earliest stages or conveying a convincing defense in the courtroom. Her deep experience is recognized by her colleagues, who often seek her advice on effective trial strategies. She received the Trial Practitioner Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2010.
A former member of the firm’s Executive Board and formerly Chair of the Litigation Division, Chris currently serves on the firm's Partner Board and is Chair of the firm’s Diversity Council.