Chris was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University. While attending Wesleyan, he was a four-year starter and head captain of the varsity baseball team.
In 2016, Chris graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. During law school, he was an editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy and his article, O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Current State of Antitrust Jurisprudence Concerning Intercollegiate Athletics, was published in the August 2016 edition.
Chris served as a teaching assistant for classes in Legal Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Trial Practice. He also participated in the judicial externship program for the Honorable James S. Moody Jr. at the United States District Court Middle District of Florida.
After graduating from law school, Chris worked as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Mark W. Klingensmith at the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.