Christopher is known as a tireless advocate for housing providers.
Christopher has been practicing residential and commercial landlord-tenant law, judgment enforcement, and appeals since 2009. He is an eight-time "Rising Star" attorney in Super Lawyers magazine and holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.com. Before going into private practice, Christopher served as a law clerk to Judge Marywave Van Deren at the Washington Court of Appeals.
Christopher currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Rental Housing Association of Washington and is the Co-Chairman of their Legislative Committee. He was RHAWA Volunteer of the Year in 2017 and 2020. Christopher works with numerous housing provider's groups to provide input on state and local legislation; he has testified on landlord-tenant relations and law before the Tacoma City Council and the Washington Legislature.
Christopher is also committed to education. He is a frequent presenter at legal education courses hosted by state and local bar associations and private groups. Christopher is a licensed clock hours instructor for Washington Real Estate Brokers. He is the co-author of the WSBA Real Property Deskbook chapter on Residential Leasing and a past co-author of the chapter on Commercial Evictions in the Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual. If you would like Christopher to speak at your office or event, please contact him using the form below.
When Christopher is not working for his clients, he enjoys cycling, running, and watching Husky football.
Residential Lease Practice in Washington Real Property Deskbook (5th ed. 2022)
Washington Supreme Court Dramatically Reduces Our Constitutional Rights in Current (2020)
Seattle's Eviction Report: An Incomplete Portrait in Current (2019)
Unlawful Detainer Procedures in Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual (2014-17)
Medical Marijuana and Reasonable Accommodations in Housing in Rental Housing Journal: On Site (2015)
It’s Not Just About the Money: Balancing Private Property Rights and Public Use Through Independent Judicial Determination in Phoenix Law Review (2011)
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