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.