Chris's BioChris joined Cornerstone’s Atlanta, GA office in September 2021. As an attorney and consultant who has worked in politics, government and public affairs in Washington D.C. and throughout the South, Chris most recently served as a partner with the Garrett McNatt Hennessey & Carpenter 360 team in Atlanta.
Prior to Cornerstone and throughout his career, Chris worked with clients to develop and execute strategic public affairs solutions at all levels of government and policy. As a political consultant and policy strategist he is a veteran of numerous Democratic federal, state and local races. As a result of his extensive political experience, Campaigns and Elections magazine has recognized him as one of the leading “Georgia Influencers,” naming him one of the “Top 10” political insiders in the state. Chris has also been named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend magazine and a “Rising Star in the Legal Community” by the FCDR.
In government, Chris served as legislative counsel to Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, and as the chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor. He also served as the legal adviser to several committees in the Georgia General Assembly. He has also worked in the private sector as a trial lawyer. Chris graduated cum laude from Wofford College and holds a J.D. from the Emory University School of Law.