earned his B. A. degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD (where he was editor of the student newspaper), and his J. D. degree from University of North Carolina School of Law, in Chapel Hill, NC (where he was a member of the Moot Court Bench). He was admitted to the practice of law in Maryland in 1981, and in the District of Columbia in 1983. He actively practiced law from 1981 to 1991, and concentrated his practice in litigation. From 1988 to 1991, he was also an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore (MD) School of Law, instructing in legal analysis, research and writing. He maintains an active license to practice law in Maryland.
From 1990 to 2015, Chris was a bus operator in Baltimore, Maryland with the Maryland Transit Administration. During this employment, Chris also served his union, the Amalgamated Transit Union, as a Shop Steward or Executive Board Member for 13 years.
Chris has previously served on the boards of directors in Baltimore for his neighborhood association, and for a local Community Development Corporation.
In 2015, Chris retired from the Maryland Transit Administration, and relocated to Greenville, Maine, where he continues his community involvement by serving on the Steering Committee of the Moosehead Region Futures Committee.