Chris offers a wealth of knowledge from his background teaching and practicing law. Chris is experienced in helping clients with issues related to consumer law, bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, and civil litigation. Chris also currently holds an appointment as an adjunct professor with the University of Minnesota Law School where he co-instructs the consumer bankruptcy clinic.  While in law school, Chris was the recipient of 2011 Outstanding Clinical Student Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association for his participation in 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 son, cycling, camping, woodworking and playing guitar.



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Awards & Recognition

Super Lawyers Rising Star

2020 – 2021

Cases and Orders

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