Chris was born and raised in Vancouver, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in 1980 from the University of British Columbia. After earning his Law degree from the University of Victoria in 1985, Chris articled with a large Vancouver firm where he continued to practice until he moved to the Comox Valley.
Having practiced in the Comox Valley since his move in 1989, Chris joined Swift Datoo in 1991. Chris’ practice involves general solicitor’s work with an emphasis on wills and estates, real estate (residential and commercial), leasing, financing, and business law.
Chris has served as a board member of the Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise – Courtenay, a board member of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, a member of the provincial council of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and a past chair of the Member Services Committee of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer for the Law Society of British Columbia’s Professional Legal Training Course, which is the Law Society’s Bar admission course.
Chris is chair of the board of St. Joseph’s General Hospital and The Views at St. Joseph’s, and serves as a director of the Providence Residential and Community Care Services Society based in Vancouver.