Chris graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Political Science with honors. He received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Arizona where he was a member of the Law Review. After law school Chris was a Captain, Judge Advocate Division, U.S. Marine Corps, and an attorney with the Chief Counsel’s office, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C. Chris was also a director of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. Chris has served as President of the Maricopa County Bar Association and as President of the Phoenix Symphony Council. Chris is an Arizona licensed real estate broker. Chris does mediation and arbitration of real estate disputes. He writes a weekly Real Estate Law column for the Arizona Republic. Chris is a former member of the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league baseball organization.