Chris is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2010. He is a member of the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Business Torts, Antitrust, Trade Regulation & Franchise, Class Action, Securities Litigation, Trusts & Estates, Criminal Law, Construction Law and Healthcare.
Prior to joining the firm, Chris spent a year as a law clerk to the Hon. John G. Heyburn II, judge for the United States District Court in the Western District of Kentucky. There, he gained invaluable insight into the practice of law. While in law school at the University of Kentucky, Chris participated in numerous trial and appellate advocacy competitions. In 2009, his two-person trial team finished second in the nation in the prestigious National Trial Competition hosted by the American College of Trial Lawyers and he was named the best student advocate in the nation by the fellows of the College. He graduated as the valedictorian of his class at UK.
Chris is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the American Bar Association and has been named as a Kentucky Super Lawyer Rising Star.
When a single, dissident shareholder brought both derivative claims on behalf of the corporation and direct claims against certain directors, SKO successfully argued in litigation that the dissident shareholder had no standing to assert claims and lacked the ability to bring a derivative action for failure to satisfy the statutory requirements for doing so. The litigation continued to the enforcement of a stock buy-sell agreement, upon which our client was successful in both its enforcement and the valuation of the minority member’s shares.