Biography

Christopher Harris counsels and represents individuals and corporate clients in a wide range of complex matters. Specific practice areas include civil defense and litigation, contract disputes, alternative dispute resolution, and civil appeals.

Chris has previous experience as both an in-house and firm attorney. In his capacity as an in house attorney and former General Counsel, Chris a team of attorneys and paralegals in representing an Illinois corporation with 1,200 employees nationwide. In that role, he sharpened his transaction and litigation expertise overseeing diverse legal matters. He also serves as a arbitrator for the Cook County Arbitration Center, which arbitrates primarily subordination and personal injury cases involving less than $30,000 in damages.

Chris is a native of Chicago. He attended Lane Technical High School on Chicago’s North Side, earned his bachelor degree in political science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and his JD from the University of Illinois, College of Law. While at Illinois, Harris earned a Marguerite L. Rickert Award for Excellence in Advocacy, in part due to his participation in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, where he was awarded Best Oral Advocate at the regional level. Mr. Harris was also a board member of the school’s Black Law Student Association.

Chris lives in Roscoe Village with his wife, a fellow attorney specializing in labor and employment law, and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, golfing, and all things medieval.