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 the Immediate Past President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chris is the only lawyer in the United States who is currently serving on the Executive Committees of both the American Association for Justice and the Public Justice Foundation. Chris is also a Past-Chair of AAJ’s New Lawyers Division and its Membership Oversight Committee.
Chris has tried numerous medical malpractice cases to jury verdict in Washington, D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. Mr. Nace has been awarded the American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award on three occassions, and is also a past recipient of the Wiedemann Wysocki Award and the Heavy Lifting Award. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Washingtonian Magazine, and as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
Chris also serves on the National Capital Region Board of the Living Classrooms Foundation.
As a native Washingtonian, Chris remembers the days of Riggins, Theisman, Green, and Monk. He is a long-suffering fan of the Washington Football Team, the Nationals, and Wizards. Thank goodness for the Capitals and Valor who have made Washington a Championship City again!