Chris has handled transactional and litigation matters in real estate, land development, merger & acquisitions, and overall business governance.

After receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego cum laude in 1993, he obtained his initial training as an associate working with the trial lawyers in the San Diego law firm formerly known as McInnis, Fitzgerald, Rees & Sharkey. In 1998, he worked as in-house counsel for the Insurance Company of the West. From 2002-2015, he was the principal of his own law practice: Single Oak Law Offices in Temecula. In November of 2015, Chris joined Reid & Hellyer. He became a partner in February of 2017. Chris is the senior attorney responsible for the Temecula/Murrieta office.

Chris has been a member of the Riverside County Bar Association since 2010. Since that time, he has participated as a panel member during a day of “Access to the Courts” for the public and as a scoring attorney in the High School Mock Trial competitions. Chris co-chaired the Solo/Small Practice Section of the Riverside County Bar Association from 2014-2017.

As a director-at-large, Chris would strive to enhance several facets of the ongoing enterprise:

  • Increase the participation and coordination of private, public, and governmental practitioners in the Association;
  • Garner greater inclusion of those practitioners who practice outside of the traditional downtown area such as southwest county and the desert communities;
  • Emphasize greater civility and professionalism in practical legal training curriculum such as the ongoing academy training program. Also explore the possibility of bringing that program to other regions of the county.

Chris has lived in Temecula with his wife and their two daughters since 2003. Chris and his wife now spend a lot of their “free” time meeting the needs of their 6-year-old English bulldog “Titus.”