Chris is one of Maine's foremost attorneys in the area of medical liability defense. He assists Maine hospitals and other health care providers on medical staff, credentialing and employment-related issues, with a focus on complex medical staff privileging and antitrust matters. His practice also includes products liability defense and complex litigation. He has handled to verdict over one hundred major jury and non-jury trials involving medical liability, antitrust, medical staff disputes, employment discrimination and products liability cases, throughout Northern New England. He has been involved in more than thirty major litigations and oral arguments to the Maine Supreme Court and First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Activities

  • Maine State Bar Association
    • Liaison Coordinator
    • Medical Malpractice Litigation Steering Committee, a group of leading plaintiffs and defense practitioners which liaises with the Superior Court and Supreme Court on matters of judicial and public interest regarding malpractice litigation.
  • Maine Liability Demonstration Project Oversight Committee
    • Legal Member

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in Woodward-White's The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Board Member of Day One, a statewide agency dealing with adolescent substance abuse
  • Board Member, Woodfords Family Services


  • Chris frequently lectures to professional legal and medical groups.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Maine blazes workplace trail with earned paid leave requirement

In March of 2019, Maine became the first state in the nation to adopt an earned paid leave law, meaning that for every 40 hours worked, an employee banks one hour of earned paid...


The Role of the Additional Insured

Insurance is an important and effective tool for reducing and allocating risks. However, insurance terms can be confusing which may lead to a misunderstanding of a policy's protections, particularly when dealing with "named insureds,"...


From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...


From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...


Understanding and Navigating the She-cession

New employment data shows that women are 1.8 times more likely to have left or lost their job due to COVID-19. Between remote schooling, daycare closures, and lost support systems, women have been forced...


Answering Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Questions

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, employers are faced with big questions. Can we mandate vaccines for employees ? How do we manage a return to work ? Preti Flaherty's Peter Callaghan breaks...


Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion of Moppin, Rideout, White to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named three new partners: Sara N. Moppin, Laura A. Rideout, and Emily T. White.  Each attorney stands out as a distinguished practitioner within...


Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Inaugural Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural grant cycle for its Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 until the deadline on Wednesday, March...


Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Updates from the WCB February Monthly Business Meeting

The WCB met remotely on February 9, 2021, for its monthly business meeting. Following are some developments with respect to an appeal accepted by the Maine Supreme Court and claims related to Covid-19. COVID-Coded...

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...