Chris is a Santa Rosa native. He attended the California Maritime Academy earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation. As a licensed merchant marine officer, he traveled globally returning to Santa Rosa.
Chris was a decorated police officer and deputy sheriff, his accomplishments include the Outstanding Service Award from the Santa Rosa Police Department and Distinguished Service Award from his work in the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Chris served as a violent crimes detective, crisis negotiator, patrol officer and was a lead investigator on homicides, officer involved shootings, complex domestic disputes and more.
Chris’ decision to leave law enforcement for a career as a family law attorney was driven by his personal experience involving the custody of his child. While attending law school at night, Chris voluntarily transferred to Civil Court as a bailiff, where he observed thousands of civil and family law actions at the Sonoma County Superior Courts.
Chris holds a Master of Legal Studies and a Juris Doctorate of Law and is a member of the California State Bar Association. Chris is an articulate negotiator with experience in litigation, clear and concise communication style who is dedicated to maintaining his reputation of integrity, a dogged advocacy for his client, service, and uncompromising ethics.