Chris offers a wealth of knowledge from his background teaching and practicing law. In his legal practice, Chris represents clients with issues related to consumer law, bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, and civil litigation. In addition to his legal practice, Chris held an appointment as an adjunct professor with the University of Minnesota Law School where he was a co-instructor of the consumer bankruptcy clinic and Duberstein Moot Court Competition team. While in law school, Chris was the student director of the bankruptcy clinic and the recipient of 2011 Outstanding Clinical Student Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association for his participation in the Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic. After graduation, Chris was a fellow with Volunteer Lawyer’s Network. Since completing his fellowship, Chris has also gained significant experience in financial services litigation and securities litigation related to Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities.
Chris received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin.
Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, cycling, camping, woodworking and playing guitar.
Membership & Affiliations
Awards & Recognition
Super Lawyers Rising Star
2020 – 2021
Cases and Orders
Howard v. Sun Trust Fin. LLC, Case No. A21-1634, (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 10, 2022) affirming buyers’ claims against seller of real estate on buyers’ quiet title claim, and reversing and remanding to the district court on slander of title claim, all relating to a telecommunication easement recorded after date of purchase agreement.
Settled second mortgage debt collection case for 6% of amount demanded by debt collector.
MCHS Red Wing v. Converse, Case No. A20-1001 (Minn. Ct. App. May 3, 2021) reversing district court and ordering debt collection lawsuit dismissed with prejudice for failure to timely file complaint pursuant to Rule 5.04.
Nowling v. SN Servicing Corp., Case No. 0:19-cv-01605-PJS-TNL (D. Minn. Mar. 16, 2020) denying Defendant mortgage servicer’s motion to dismiss RESPA complaint and declining to invoke the doctrine of judicial estoppel based on a finding that debtors lacked a motive to conceal claims in their bankruptcy case when those claims would otherwise have been exempt under applicable bankruptcy law.
Articles & Publications
Contributing Author, Carl E. Christensen, “The Complete Lawyer: Consumer Law” (Minn. CLE 2022).