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Chris graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double major in Political Science and Sociology and then obtained his juris doctorate at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Chris represents clients in a broad range of legal matters including both transactional work and litigation. Chris has litigated cases in Connecticut’s Superior Courts, Federal Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, and Appellate Court. He has also represented clients in a number Administrative hearings before Connecticut State Agencies.

In addition to his legal practice, Chris is very active in the legal community and has served in a number of prominent roles in both the Connecticut Bar Association and the New Haven County Bar Association. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New Haven Inn of Court, and the Quinnipiac University School of Law Alumni Executive Board.

Bar Admissions:
• Connecticut, 2004
• District Court of Connecticut, 2005
• U.S. Tax Court, 2005
• Southern District of New York, 2006
• United States Supreme Court, 2010
• Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, 2014
• Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court, 2015

Education:
• University of Connecticut, B.A., 2000
• Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., 2004

Bar Affiliations & Positions:
• Connecticut Bar Association
-House of Delegates, 2010-2013
-Technology Committee, 2008-2009
• New Haven County Bar Association
-Executive Committee, 2011-Present
• Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
-Chair, 2013-2014
• Co-Chair Commercial Law/ Bankruptcy Committee 2007-10
• New Haven Young Lawyers
-President, 2009-2010
• Connecticut Trial Lawyers, 2005-Present
• New Haven Inn of Court, 2008-Present

Awards/Honors:
• Recipient of New Haven County Bar Association President's Award, 2015

Civic & Community Involvement:
• Town of Hamden Technology Commission, 2007-2009
• Quinnipiac University School of Law Alumni Executive Board, 2007-Present
• Volunteer Work at New Haven’s Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen; Habitat for Humanity; and the Connecticut Veteran’s Legal Center

Contact Chris: chris@nelsonvotto.com