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Chris took a long, less traditional route to law school. She joined the Marine Corps after high school graduation and served on active duty at MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina.

In 1991, Chris began working as a legal assistant and later worked as a paralegal in the family law section of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, LLP, in Raleigh. While working at the firm, and as a newly-single mother, she began taking evening courses at Campbell University’s satellite campus in Morrisville and received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 2001. Chris earned her law degree from Campbell University in 2005 and joined Wyrick Robbins as an associate in the firm’s family law section.

Chris has co-authored family law related manuscripts for Continuing Legal Education for the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the North Carolina Bar Foundation. Most recently, Chris was a revising editor of the Domestic Violence chapter for the Second Edition of the North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims Book.

Chris is a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for children in Franklin and Granville Counties. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, 9th Judicial District Bar (inc. Franklin & Granville Counties), North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and North Carolina State Bar. Chris is also a certified Parenting Coordinator in high conflict custody cases, a DRC Certified Family Financial Mediator, and NC Board Certified Family Law Specialist.

Chris has three children, ages 26, 21 and 14, and opened her practice in Wake Forest in May 2009 to be close to home and available to spend more time with her family, three dogs and three cats.