Areas of Practice
Chris joined Franklin & Prokopik in March of 2016. His primary practice area is workers’ compensation defense & employers’ liability. He is also available to handle any criminal or traffic matters that may arise on behalf of clients. Since joining the firm, Chris has handled hundreds of cases at the Workers’ Compensation Commission level, and also handled cases before the Circuit Courts of Prince George’s County, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County.
Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Chris focused his practice in criminal litigation. He served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Harford County for seven years. While working in the District Court Division, he prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor criminal cases as well as serious traffic cases. In his third year as a prosecutor, Chris began handling serious felony cases in the Circuit Court. He handled all phases of felony prosecution to include investigation, grand jury presentation, motion hearings, and jury trials. He was also called upon to handle particularly sensitive and difficult cases because he was identified as a detail-oriented prosecutor that cared about his victims.
While in law school, Chris served as a Rule 16 attorney for the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable John O. Hennegan in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. In his third year of law school, Chris switched to the night program at University of Baltimore to complete his legal education while serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John O. Hennegan.
- Maryland State Bar, 2008
- University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2008
- University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Criminology, 2005
Chris is a member of the Harford County Bar Association and is vice president of the Baltimore Claims Association. He spends most of his free time with his wife and son and enjoys watching movies and taking walks as a family. Chris feels fortunate to have married into a “big fat Greek” family, and has become active in the Greek community. He belongs to American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, and is also a steward at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. In his down time, Chris enjoys weight training and running outdoors.