Chris was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government in 1998. In 2003 Chris graduated from Emory University School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Law Journal. Mr. Nace also earned his Masters in Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in 2003. While enrolled in Emory’s JD/MBA Program, Chris was recognized as the Rothfeder Family Scholar and was awarded the Emory School of Law Dean’s Public Service Award.
Chris is a Past President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Chris is also a Past-Chair of AAJ’s New Lawyers Division and its Membership Oversight Committee, and currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee.
Chris sits on the Board for both the Public Justice Foundation and the National Capital Region Living Classrooms Foundation. He is the Vice President of the Pound Institute for Civil Justice.
He has been awarded AAJ’s Distinguished Service Award on three occasions. He is a past recipient of AAJ’s Wiedemann Wysocki Award and Heavy Lifting Award, and was the 2019 recipient of the Joe Tonahill Award, presented by AAJ’s New Lawyers Division. The Tonahill Award is given in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to and in support of consumers and the trial bar. In 2021, Chris received the Howard Twiggs award in recognition for his courtroom advocacy and distinguished service on behalf of the clients he serves and on behalf of AAJ itself.
Chris has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Washingtonian Magazine, and as one of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. In 2021, he was selected for inclusion in the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list. He was named a Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in 2022, for his work in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.
As a native Washingtonian, Chris is enjoying Washington’s return to sports glory with championships by the Caps, Valor, Mystics, and Nationals!