Chris was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on October 2, 1968. He attended college at the University of Alabama and graduated with a B.A. in business in 1990. Upon graduation, he entered the University of Alabama School of Law and obtained his J.D. Degree in 1993. While in law school, he served as the student representative to the Board of Trustees. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama in 1993, and the State of Colorado in 1994.
Since obtaining his law license in the State of Alabama, Chris has been a practicing attorney at Pittman, Dutton and Hellums, P.C. His primary practice is in the areas of litigation involving insurance fraud, bad faith, class actions, identity theft, commercial disputes, consumer protection, tax shelters and general personal injury matters.
Chris handles cases not only throughout the State of Alabama but on a national level as well. He is admitted to practice before the Alabama Supreme Court as well as the United States District Courts. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Association for Justice and American Association for Justice. He has served on various committees with the Alabama Association for Justice throughout his legal career.
Chris is married to Rachael Hellums and they have three children, Christopher, Ben and Caroline. Chris and his family are members of Mountain Brook Community Church and reside in the Crestline Community of Mountain Brook, Alabama.