Chris began his career fighting for victims’ rights as a state prosecutor of violent criminals. From 1992 to 1996, he prosecuted bad guys and witnessed the life-long harm criminals inflicted on their victims, because they made a conscious decision to do wrong, often for financial gain.
Since then, he’s transferred that passion for holding bad guys accountable and helping victims to the civil justice system.
As a partner at Terrell Hogan, Chris advocates for those injured or killed by medical malpractice – including women injured in an alleged breast implant warranty scheme – defective drugs, defective medical devices, pharmacy negligence and consumer products. He is driven to stop companies and practitioners from putting profits over people, especially when they knowingly provide a product or service that hurts consumers or falls below industry standards. He also represents victims of defective consumer products, commercial truck accidents and motor vehicle crashes.
Chris is married to Jaime Lee Shakib and is the proud father of three children: Ashley, Evan, and Stella-Jaymes. An avid surfer, runner, and amateur boxer, he considers the mountains of Western North Carolina his second home.
Wake Forest University (B.A. 1989)
University of Florida College of Law (J.D. with Honors, 1992)
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Specialization and Education
Highest Peer Review Rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell
The Florida Bar
The United States Supreme Court Bar
The United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Bar
The United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Bar
The Florida Justice Association – EAGLE Member
The American Association for Justice
Board of Directors, Colonial Manor Homeowners’ Association
Mayor’s Neighborhoods and Housing Transition Committee, 2011
Judge, University of Florida Levin College of Law Trial Team Final Four, Gainesville, Spring 2004
Lecturer, “Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients,” National Business Institute, Jacksonville, May 22, 2007
Lecturer, “Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations in Florida,” Lorman Educational Services, Jacksonville, January 18, 2008
Lecturer, “No-Fault Law: Current Issues and Strategies,” National Business Institute, Jacksonville, December 4, 2009
Judge, Florida Coastal School of Law Mock Trial Intramural Competition, Jacksonville, 2009
Member, State of Florida, Office of Insurance Consumer Advocate Personal Injury Protection Roundtable, Tallahassee, November 2010
Volunteer Pro Bono Attorney Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
Judge, Florida Coastal Mock Trial Intramural Competition (September 2010)
Automobile Accidents, Burns, Civil Rights Violations Resulting in Death or Serious Injury, Construction Site Accidents, Defective Drugs, Defective Medical Devices, Defective Consumer Products, Dog Bites, Drowning Accidents, Funeral Home Misconduct, Medical Negligence, Motorcycle Accidents, Pharmacy Negligence, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death.