A founding partner of Seeger Weiss, Chris is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most versatile and accomplished plaintiff attorneys.
Since founding the firm in 1999, he has led some of the most complex, groundbreaking and high-profile litigations in the U.S., at both the state and federal level.
Chiefly known for multidistrict mass torts and class actions involving drug injury, toxic injury and personal injury, Chris’s versatile practice also includes product liability; property damage; consumer, insurance and securities fraud; antitrust; and third-party payer litigation.
Selected by the courts to serve as Lead Counsel, Co-Lead Counsel, Liaison Counsel, or member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive and/or Steering Committee in dozens of proceedings, Chris’s unique experience makes him one of the most knowledgeable and capable litigators, as well as a respected leader among his colleagues. In both capacities, he brings all his skill to bear to make sure his clients receive the compensation they deserve.
Chris is regularly quoted in the press as an authority in his field and as the plaintiff counsel in nationally and internationally prominent cases, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, CBS, CNBC, USA Today, Daily News, ESPN, HBOSports, Law360 and Lawdragon.
He is consistently ranked as one of the best attorneys in America. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel has honored him as one of the “Nation’s Top One Percent” and the prestigious Chambers guide has ranked him a Band 1 lawyer. Lawdragon has called him a “battling titan” and a “legend” and the National Law Journal has called him a “trailblazer and pioneer” who has “changed the practice of litigation.”
Chris started his career as a corporate defense lawyer representing Big Business interests. Struck by the imbalance of power between corporations and the individuals victimized by them, he left to become a plaintiffs’ attorney. Now, whether a class action involving thousands of people against a multinational conglomerate or an individual case protecting one client’s rights, he fights with the same passion and conviction. As the son of a union carpenter who worked his way through school, a former amateur boxer and a current Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Chris believes in standing up for the little guy—and willing to go to the mat for him.