Chris focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation handling complex matters before federal district courts. He also has experience with working on the procedural aspects of the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has first and second chaired depositions of patent inventors, expert witnesses, and corporate representatives. Chris reliably finds and works with expert witnesses and routinely drafts, edits, and finalizes legal documents such as pleadings, motions, briefs, and settlement agreements.

Chris credits his mom, a lawyer, as his role model and inspiration to become a lawyer himself. As a pre-med undergraduate, Chris split his time between the ICU and a law firm where he clerked. He saw a career as an intellectual property lawyer as a way to blend his scientific background with handling matters that focus on intellectual property protection.

Outside of his client-focused work, Chris likes to ski, spend time on Lake Michigan, and visit national parks.

Background and Credentials

Prior to joining Marshall Gerstein, Chris handled litigation matters at national and international law firms.

Chris obtained his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and he obtained his B.S., with distinction, in neuroscience from the University of Michigan. During law school, Chris served as vice president of the Law School Student Senate and was a site leader for Wolverine Street Law, teaching underserved youth in Ann Arbor about the law and civic responsibility. He was Co-Chair of Student Funded Fellowships, raising funds for fellow law students pursuing public-interest career paths. Chris solicited donations from alumni, professors, and fellow students to support scholarships for the fellowships. He also worked within the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer to license and commercialize innovations from Michigan researchers. As an undergraduate, he conducted research involving the effects of drug use on adolescent brain development and was a Volunteer Mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)
  • University of Michigan (B.S., with distinction)
    • Neuroscience

Bar Admissions

  • California
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