Chris was a partner at a prestigious civil litigation firm for over 13 years prior to the forming of Nichols Lang & Hamlin, LLC, and brings two decades of successful litigation experience serving a history of diverse clients. He has tried cases in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas and has successfully represented clients in complex multimillion-dollar product liability and commercial litigation matters, catastrophic injury and death claims, premises liability, professional liability, insurance claims, toxic torts, and workers compensation cases.
In 2004, Chris was the recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, which is an award given annually by the Missouri Bar/Missouri Bar Foundation to a lawyer who demonstrates outstanding trial work and unusual proficiency in the art of trial advocacy. In 2008, Chris was also honored as the recipient of the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, which is awarded annually by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis to a lawyer who most exemplifies the tenants of professionalism. Chris has also been recognized by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney and Rising Star for multiple, consecutive years, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas. Chris also has an AV preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell®, meaning he has been peer rated for the highest level of professional excellence.
Chris has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© list for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 in the area of product liability. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession and has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals and the list is compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys.
- University of Missouri - Kansas City, J.D., 1998
- St. Louis University, B.S. in Business Management, 1994
- Kansas (inactive)
United States District Courts:
- Eastern District of Missouri
- Western District of Missouri
- Southern District of Illinois
- Kansas (inactive)