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Chris Lomax
Managing Attorney

Chris began his career with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice over a decade ago, and soon established a stellar reputation for taking on and winning complex, difficult cases in jurisdictions across the nation. Chris investigated and successfully prosecuted law enforcement officers who violated people’s Constitutional rights, as well as individuals who committed hate crimes and human trafficking offenses. Before long, Chris was handling high profile cases of national importance, tirelessly pursuing and securing justice on behalf of the American people.

Following his tenure with the Department of Justice, Chris made the strategic decision to pursue a clerkship with Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. As a federal appellate law clerk, Chris was immersed in a rigorous intellectual experience that provided him an invaluable and unparalleled opportunity to sharpen his skills as a uniquely versatile advocate.

This additional training catapulted Chris to the next phase of his career, where he focused his practice on complex civil litigation at Jones Day, a prestigious law firm that consistently ranks as one of the top 10 law firms in the world. His work at Jones Day included representing Fortune 500 corporations in high stakes complex litigation and white collar investigations, and earning the trust of clients across industries.

In addition to his full-time legal practice, Chris serves on the teaching faculty for Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop and has served on numerous occasions as a guest lecturer at his alma mater, the University of Miami School of Law, and other institutions and organizations.

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Education

  • B.M., University of Miami
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law

Bar & COURT Admissions

  • Florida
  • All Florida State Courts
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Clerkship

  • Law Clerk to Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Honors and Recognitions

  • National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2021)
  • Brickell Magazine Top 20 Under 40 (2021)
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2016)
  • United States Department of Justice Special Commendation for Outstanding Service
  • United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award
  • Commencement Speaker, University of Miami School of Law

Community Involvement

  • 100 Black Men of South Florida
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association Executive Board
  • University of Miami School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Service Advisory Board
  • University of Miami Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors