Hired as an Associate in 2018, Chris Green brings professional intensity and reliability to Crabbe, Brown & James. He started as a law clerk in 2016, thus his familiarity with the firm’s brand is well-established. Chris grew up in Dublin and received both his undergraduate degree and law degree at The Ohio State University. His local roots and passion for Columbus continues the firm’s rich tradition in this city.
Chris will join the firm as a partner on January 1, 2023, becoming the youngest partner in the firm’s over 100-year history. His practice focuses on general defense litigation in both state and federal court, and includes class action, employment, business tort, insurance, civil and constitutional rights, and complex tort matters. He has experience in all facets of a case, from start to finish, including investigating and assessing liability, developing case strategy, drafting pleadings, written discovery, and motions, taking and defending depositions, facilitating settlement and mediation, and representing clients in trial and appeal.
Chris also serves as associate general counsel to the National Fraternal Order of Police which represents 365,000 members nationwide. In that role he serves as the lead writer for all amicus briefs submitted on behalf of the organization.
Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP – Associate
Associate General Counsel – National Fraternal Order of Police
Mowery Youell & Galeano, Ltd. – Associate
The Honorable Michael H. Watson, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio – Extern
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Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP – Law Clerk
Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office – Civil Division – Law Clerk
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Law Firm Association International (ALFAI)
- Transportation Practice Area
- Labor and Employment Practice Area – Steering Committee Member
- Future Leaders Forum
Columbus Bar Association
- 2019: Barrister Leadership Program
Ohio State Bar Association
- 2021: OSBA Leadership Academy
Managing Editor – Ohio State Law Journal
Awards & Honors
ALFA International “Friday Feature” Social Media Initiative
Outstanding Staff Editor – Ohio State Law Journal
Student Note selected for publication by Ohio State Law Journal Publication Committee
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
State of Ohio
Notable Publications, Significant Cases & Seminars
Represented the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities in the Southern District of Ohio in a class-action suit involving the ADA and Medicaid Act (Ball, et al. v. Kasich, et al.; Case No. 2:16-cv-282).
Secured a defense verdict in favor of the insured in a traumatic brain injury jury trial in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Prayer for Relief: $6.5M, Jury Verdict: $100,000. (Li v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company, et al.; Case No. 17CV4974).
Represented the Ohio Veterans and Fraternal Charitable Coalition in statutory interpretation matter appealed to Ohio Supreme Court (OVFCC, et al. v. DeWine, et al.; Case No. 2019-0016).
Represented the City of Columbus Police Department Vice Unit in the Southern District of Ohio in a § 1983 suit alleging constitutional violations by Stephanie Clifford a.k.a. Stormy Daniels (Clifford v. Keckley, et al.; Case No. 2:19-cv-00119).See More Notable Publications, Significant Cases & Seminars
Won summary judgment on behalf of Walgreen Co. and a pharmacist in a customer personal injury action alleging over dispensing of opioid medication (Estate of Mehrer v. Walgreen Co., et al.; Case No. 19CV7913) (appeal pending).
Won summary judgment on behalf of the City of Columbus Police Department Vice Unit in the Southern District of Ohio in a § 1983 case asserting various constitutional violations (Icon Entertainment Group a.k.a. Kahoots v. Rosser, et al., Case No. 2:20-cv-101).
Represented multiple applicants to Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program in Chapter 119 administrative appeals before the Ohio Department of Commerce including the successful appeal resulting in the award of a license in In re CannaMed Therapeutics Processing, LLC; MMCP-P-2017-0084.
Presentation and Speaking Engagements
2022 ALFA International Labor & Employment Regional Seminar (October 13, 2022 – Cleveland, Ohio)
2022 ALFA International Future Leaders Forum Seminar – “Pump the Brakes: How to Keep Future Lawsuits from Spinning out of Control” (September 22, 2022 – Louisville, Kentucky)
2022 ALFA International Hospitality & Retail Regional Seminar – “That’s Private! Ethical Considerations for In-House Attorneys and Outside Counsel” (June 16, 2022 – Columbus, Ohio)
National Fraternal Order of Police 2022 Labor Summit – “COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Collective Bargaining” (February 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada)
National Fraternal Order of Police 2022 Legal Counselor Seminar – “Updates on Qualified Immunity, Post-Janus, and Civilian Review Boards” (February 2022 – Las Vegas, Nevada)
COLERA Virtual Meeting – “Police Reform from the Police Perspective” (October 18, 2021 – Zoom)
Fifth Annual Ohio State Bar Association Public Sector Labor Law Conference – “Police Modernization” (June 18, 2021 – Zoom)
National Fraternal Order of Police 2021 Legal Counselor Seminar – “Task Force Initiatives: Addressing Civilian Review Boards, Arbitration and Collective Bargaining, and Qualified Immunity” (March 2021 – Las Vegas, Nevada)
National Fraternal Order of Police 2021 Labor Summit – “Qualified Immunity & Indemnification: What is it? How does it work?” (March 2021 – Las Vegas, Nevada)
National Fraternal Order of Police 2020 Legal Counselor Seminar – “Qualified Immunity and the Everchanging Landscape” (March – Las Vegas, Nevada)
Contributor, National Fraternal Order of Police Amicus Briefs
Mole v. City of Durham, North Carolina, Supreme Court of North Carolina (2022)
Darby v. Alabama, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals (2021)
Novak v. City of Parma, et al., Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2021)
City of Tahlequah, et al. v. Bond, United States Supreme Court (2021)
Fowler, et al. v. Irish, et al., United States Supreme Court (2021)
Lange v. California, United States Supreme Court (2021)
Kansas v. Glover, United States Supreme Court (2020)
McCaffrey v. Chapman, et al., United States Supreme Court (2020)
Jones, et al. v. Lamkin, et al., United States Supreme Court (2020)
Wetherington v. N.C. Department of Public Safety, North Carolina Court of Appeals (2019)
Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge No. 7 v. Illinois, United States Supreme Court (2019)
Contributor, FOP Journal Legal Update (published monthly)
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2017
The Ohio State University, B.A. Political Science cum laude, 2013