Chris has defended a wide variety of product lines ranging from pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to consumer, commercial, and industrial products and manufacturing systems. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers.
•The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
•Alabama Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2013-2015
•Leadership Birmingham, Class of 2015
In the News
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Firm Ranked #2 for 2016 Healthiest Employers by BBJ
•Leadership Birmingham Announces the Members of its Class of 2014-2015
•On The Move - Berdy
Papers, Presentations, & Publications
•Author, Thinking Bigger: Broadening Regulatory Strategy For New Medical Devices By Planning For Both Regulatory and Reimbursement Approval , Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 8 No. 2, Summer 2015
•Speaker, Strategic Planning for Law Firms: Key Considerations, IADC 2015 Annual Meeting, July 8, 2015.
•Author, Collaboration: Part of the Pharmaceutical Industry's New Normal, Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 7 No. 2, 25-31, June 2014.
•Co-Author, What Do California, Vermont and Alabama Have in Common? Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 6 No. 3, September 2013.
•Speaker, Alternative Fee Arrangements & Value Billing, IADC 2013 Annual Meeting, July 8, 2013.
•Speaker, The Future of the Legal Services Industry, IADC & FDCC Joint Law Firm Management Conference, May 10, 2013.
•Co-Author, What Do California, Vermont. .. and Alabama Have In Common?: Innovator-Liability for Brand-Name Prescription Drug Manufacturers, IADC Committee Newsletter (February 2013).
•Co-Author, The Mississippi Supreme Court Issues A Get-Out-of-Jail Card to Unlicensed Engineers Offering Expert Testimony, IADC Committee Newsletter (December 2012).
•Moderator, The Decision to Seek Arbitration - Be Careful What You Wish For. .., IADC Annual Meeting (July 2012).
•Moderator, Why Clients Are Demanding Value and What Law Firms Are Doing (or Not) to Meet The Challenge, IADC Midyear Meeting (February 2012).
•Author, Alabama Now Recognizes A Civil Cause of Action for the Wrongful Death of A Non-viable Fetus, IADC Medical Defense & Health Law Committee Newsletter (October 2011).
•Author, Finally...Alabama Makes the Change from Frye to Daubert, IADC Trial Techniques & Tactics Newsletter (July 2011).
•Panelist, Meeting Your Client’s Expectations in Mediation, IADC Midyear Meeting (February 2011).
•Co-Author, Overcoming the Vanishing Trail: A Lawyer’s Skills Are More Vital Than Ever to Success at Mediation, IADC ADR Committee Newsletter (January 2011).
•Co-Author, Kawasaki v. Regal-Beloit: The Supreme Court Resolves the Long-Standing Circuit Split Regarding the Law Applicable to Multimodal Shipping Contracts, IADC Environmental, Energy and Maritime Law Committee Newsletter (December 2010).
•Moderator, Uses of Social Media in Discovery and Trial, IADC Webinar (June 2010).
•Co-Author, The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007: A Practitioner’s Guide to Resolving Personal Injury Liability Claims by Medicare Beneficiaries, 76 Def. Couns. J. 393 (October 2009).
•Author, Alabama Has a Difference of Opinion: When Does Testimony by an Out-of-State Engineer Constitute the Practice of Engineering? IADC Product Liability Committee Newsletter (January 2007).
•Author, What Every Product Manufacturer Needs to Know When Defending a Lawsuit in Alabama, IADC Product Liability Committee Newsletter (January 2006).
•Co-Author, The Basics of Applying Daubert and Frye in State Court, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 21 (April 2003).