Chris was the founding member of Capital Central Staff at the California Supreme Court. In that capacity, he advised all seven justices on death penalty matters and wrote proposed memoranda and opinions. He was selected for this prestigious position because of his superior legal analysis and writing skills.
Prior to working at the California Supreme Court, Chris had won an appeal in a first degree murder case, had prevailed in many writ proceedings before the California Courts of Appeal, and had won the appellate oral advocacy competition at his law school.
Since working at the California Supreme Court, Chris has won a major victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a class action case involving denial of the right to counsel by Contra Costa County.
Chris is an expert in constitutional law as it relates to criminal defense. This expertise, combined with his experience at the Supreme Court makes him an obvious choice for appeals and habeas corpus proceedings in serious cases involving important constitutional questions.