A proven litigator with first-chair jury trial experience, Christian maintains a diverse legal practice representing businesses and individuals across a broad spectrum of industries in litigation and dispute resolution, commercial leasing, and other business legal matters.
He is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina, and also litigates cases in the North Carolina Business Court, before various administrative tribunals, and in the appellate courts.
Christian is also a Certified Mediator by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Committee and is available to mediate a variety of civil disputes, whether pre-suit or in active litigation.
He serves as Chair of Shumaker’s Retail and Consumer Business Sector and primarily handles cases involving the following:
- Breach of Contract
- Commercial Leasing and Evictions
- Negligence and Intentional Torts
- Alcoholic beverages and alcohol regulation (ABC/ALE, TTB, etc.)
- Products Liability/Breach of Warranty
- Construction Defect
- Unfair Trade Practices
- Labor and Employment
- Intellectual Property
- Contract Drafting and Negotiation
- LLC Formation and Operating Agreements
Working with clients in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry is particularly enjoyable to Christian. He represents several local craft breweries, distilleries, and retail alcohol permittees, and is well-versed in alcoholic beverage law. Christian serves as an Advisory Board Member and Lead Instructor for the UNC Charlotte Craft Beer Business Essentials Certificate program (Legal Bootcamp Class), and has taught continuing legal education seminars on the laws and regulations affecting alcoholic beverage manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.
Christian was named a “Leader in the Law” by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly Magazine in 2017, and has received "Rising Star" and "Young Gun" designations from North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine and Business North Carolina Magazine, respectively.
Outside of his practice, he volunteers his time with The First Tee of Greater Charlotte, Habitat for Humanity, and other local organizations. Christian currently serves as Social Chair for the Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Woodberry Forest School. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB), and as chair of the MCB Young Lawyers Division.