Attorneys

Christopher Jeffries

Christopher C. Jeffries

Principal

Biography

Chris Jeffries is a trial lawyer with a broad litigation practice, focusing primarily on commercial and personal injury litigation. Chris has tried several jury and bench trials to verdict and successfully briefed or argued in the appellate courts of Maryland.

Chris has represented businesses in litigation matters, including breaches of contract and business defamation. Chris also has significant experience defending individuals and businesses in personal injury actions, particularly claims against property owners for alleged lead paint exposure. Chris also has significant trial experience representing police officers for alleged civil rights violations.


Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star Edition, since 2010


Service

Charm City Youth Lacrosse, Board of Directors

Maryland Disability Law Center, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2015


Memberships

American Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Bar Association of Baltimore City

Baltimore County Bar Association

Monumental City Bar Association

DRI

Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.


News

Reputation

Case Studies

Important Appellate Victory on Expert Testimony in the Court of Appeals of Maryland

Firm principals Natalie McSherry and Chris Jeffries served on the appellate team that successfully argued on behalf of the defendant-landlord that an expert witness did not have a sufficient factual basis to opine that lead exposure caused the plaintiff's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. At the conclusion of the trial in Rochkind v. Stevenson, a jury awarded the plaintiff $753,000 in economic damages and $700,000 in non-economic damages. On appeal, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland affirmed the award. Maryland's highest court reversed the Court of Special Appeals, holding that the trial court erred in admitting the expert testimony. As a result, the Court of Appeals remanded the case back to the Court of Special Appeals for an order vacating the monetary judgment and remanding the case to the Circuit Court for a new trial on the issue of damages. On July 22, 2017, the Daily Record reported on the decision in an article titled Court of Appeals rejects expert testimony linking lead exposure, ADHD.