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Christopher R. Reeves

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Christopher R. Reeves’ has over 14 years experience litigating construction defect, environmental, products liability and toxic/mass tort actions throughout the Country at both the trial and appellate level. In the course of his career, Mr. Reeves has been lead counsel for more than 30 jury trials to verdict.  He has also successfully represented clients at the appellate level.  His experience includes representing clients in oil and gas, technology, construction and energy industries.  While at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, he gained extensive experience with environmental matters including cost recovery actions, permitting violations, and other matters relating to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, RCRA, and EPCRA.  Mr. Reeves was also a policy analyst to the EPA on Brownfields, RCRA, and Clean Air Act proposed regulations.

Prior to entering practice, Mr. Reeves clerked for Chief Administrative Law Judge Ronnie A. Yoder, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for handling DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations violations.  Mr. Reeves received his J.D. in 2001 from Vermont Law School, where he also received his Masters of Law, cum laude, in Environmental Law and served as the Editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and was a member of the Moot Court Board.  Mr. Reeves received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina in 1998, where he was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honors Society.

Licensed to practice in Georgia, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado, Mr. Reeves has been named Super Lawyer, Rising Star in the Georgia since 2007.  Mr. Reeves routinely publishes in law reviews and other legal publications and teaches frequently on issues related to science and the law.

EDUCATION AND HONORS

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL, 2001
Masters in Environmental Law, Cum Laude

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1998
Juris Doctor, Top-Third B.S. – Biology Pre-Med
Minor, Environmental Geography

2007-2014 Super Lawyer, Rising Star in Georgia and Colorado

PUBLISHED APPELLATE DECISIONS

  • Kappelmeier v. PDQ Property Management, Inc., — S.E.2d —-, 2011 WL 1565873 (April 27, 2011)
  • Austell Healthcare, Inc. v. Scott, 308 Ga.App. 393, 707 S.E.2d 599 (March 11, 2011)
  • The Coca-Cola Company, et. al., v. Parker, 2009 Ga. App. 677 S.E.2d 361 (March 26, 2009)
  • John Doe I v. Thomaston-Upson County School System, et. al., (Unreported) (March 13, 2009)
  • CAR Transport v. John Bleakley, et. al., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS (N.D. Ga. 2008) (Docket No. No. 1:06-CV-01728-TCB)
  • Vega v. La Movida, Inc., 294 Ga. App. 311 (October 30, 2008)
  • Spellman v. Harrell Insurance Co., 292 Ga. App. 249 (June 25, 2008)
  • Brown, et. al. v. Equity Office Management, et. al., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2007 WL 2872452 (N.D. Ga. May 30, 2008)
  • La Quinta Inns, et. al. v. Carol Leech, 289 Ga. App. 812, (January 25, 2008)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Bishop Earl Paulk, et. al., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2008 WL 450817 (N.D. Ga. February 15, 2008)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Miraglia, et. al., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7197 (D. Tex. 2008)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Miraglia, et. al., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75712 (D. Tex. 2007)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Climate Change Litigation: When and Where Will The Next Storm Hit – Stamford University Trial Journal, June 2010
  • Making a Case for Causation – Climate Change Litigation – ABA Environmental and Natural Resources Section Newsletter, May 2009
  • Climate Change Litigation – ABA Environmental and Mass Tort Litigation Newsletter, May 2008
  • Georgia Environmental Law Deskbook – 2007-2011
  • Toxic Mold Claims and Litigation – Cobb County Bar Journal, Nov. 2003
  • Various Articles on Environmental Law in Firm Newsletters

PRESENTATIONS

  • The Top 10 Environmental Law Issues of 2010 – CLE – February 2011
  • Best Practices for Small and Mid-Sized Firms – CLE – December 2010
  • Emerging Issues in Environmental Law – CLE – March 2010
  • Firm Seminar (twice annually) – Feb 2009 – Present
  • Maintaining the Attorney Client Relationship – CLE – March 2008
  • Emerging Environmental Law Concerns of Insurers – American Claims Association – March 2008
  • Emerging Trends in Environmental and Toxic Tort Liability: Swift Currie Conference – May ’07

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • State Of Colorado
  • State Of Georgia
  • State Of Utah
  • State Of Wyoming
  • United States Court Of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, District Of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, District Of Wyoming

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Claims Association
  • Rocky Mountain Claims Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association

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