Christopher represents employers, insurance carriers and municipalities in routine to catastrophic injury by accident and occupational disease claims in MGC’s Raleigh office. Prior to joining the firm, he spent over eight years at the North Carolina Industrial Commission; Governor McCrory appointed Christopher a Commissioner, where he served from 2016-2021, and he previously served as Chief Deputy Commissioner from 2014-2016. Prior to the Commission, he practiced general litigation for over seven years at an established Wilmington law firm.

Christopher helped draft and promulgate the Workers’ Compensation Rules used in practice today in North Carolina. He also holds a unique understanding and institutional knowledge of the Workers’ Compensation Act.

Outside of MGC, Christopher enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family around the beaches and waters of Wilmington.

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law (JD)
  • Trinity College (BA)
  • The Lawrenceville School (Diploma)

Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Section)
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Bar Admissions

  • 2006 North Carolina

Presentations

  • Practical Tips for Appeals to the Full Commission North Carolina Bar Association (February 2018)
  • Deputy Commissioner Section Update North Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Conference (October 2014 and 2015)
  • North Carolina Industrial Commission Update North Carolina Advocates for Justice (June 2014)
  • Basics of Workers' Compensation North Carolina Department of Revenue (March 2014)
  • North Carolina Industrial Commission Update Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (January 2014)

Community Involvement

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Section)
  • North Carolina Bar Association Workers' Compensation Council (Past Liaison, North Carolina Industrial Commission)
  • North Carolina Child Support Council (Past Board Member; Chair, CLE Committee)
  • Kiwanis Clubs of Wilmington and Raleigh (Past Volunteer)