Chris is a Northeast Ohio native who moved to Cincinnati for a job in banking after graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in finance. He immediately made Cincinnati his home, and loves everything about the city - from its people to its great neighborhoods, restaurants, and beautiful parks and vistas. He's a proud resident of Over-the-Rhine, a small downtown neighborhood that symbolizes the renaissance of Cincinnati's urban core.
In his free time, Chris enjoys exercising, reading, collecting vinyl records, and managing his stock portfolio. Chris is an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Cavaliers, but his favorite sporting even is the Western and Southern Tennis Open, which he began attending as a child with his family.
Growing up, Chris played a variety of sports, but his favorite sport has always been tennis. Chris played competitive tennis in high school and college. Tennis taught Chris focus, grit, competitiveness, sportsmanship, resilience and the value of hard work – competencies that serve him well in his law career.
Chris earned his juris doctorate at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board and a Corporate Law Fellow.
Chris is an associate with Stagnaro, Saba & Patterson, where he concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, creditor’s rights and corporate law.
Chris enjoys working with clients, advocating for their rights and interests, and helping them resolve difficult, complex legal issues. Often, particularly in litigation, his clients are faced with difficult situations in which their businesses, livelihood, or personal well-being are at risk. That is when Chris, who feels a professional and personal commitment to all clients, is at his best.
When you ask Chris, what is his greatest strength as a lawyer, he’ll tell you it’s his dedication to his clients and their needs and his zeal in advocating for them.
Chris will also tell you that the key to success early in his career has been his desire to constantly improve his breadth of knowledge, expertise and skills. In particular, his skills in listening and observing and his disciplined practice of reading and asking questions. Chris subscribes to Warren Buffett’s philosophy:
"We don't have to be smarter than the rest.
We have to be more disciplined than the rest."