As a lawyer since 1993, Chris has handled transactional and litigation matters in employment law, real estate, land use, title review, bond (re)financing, public finance, and school and church development.

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 worked as the principal of his own law practice: Single Oak Law Offices in Temecula, before joining Reid & Hellyer in October of 2015.

Chris has been a member of the Riverside County Bar Association since 2010 and co-chairs the Solo/Small Practice Section of the Riverside County Bar Association.

Chris also serves as a director on the governing board of Rancho Community Church in Temecula. He and his family volunteer at the homeless outreach on 4th Street in Downtown San Diego and at the Doors of Faith Orphanage north of Ensenada. He recently retired from coaching in competitive youth soccer. He has lived in Temecula with his wife and their two teenage daughters since 2003.