Chris was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government in 1998. In 2003 Chris graduated from Emory University School of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Law Journal. Mr. Nace also earned his Masters in Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in 2003. While enrolled in Emory's JD/MBA Program, Chris was recognized as the Rothfeder Family Scholar and was awarded the Emory School of Law Dean's Public Service Award. Before joining Paulson & Nace in February 2007, Mr. Nace practiced in the Atlanta office of the national law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Chris has tried numerous medical malpractice cases to jury verdict in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and West Virginia. Most recently, Christopher secured a multi-million dollar jury verdict on behalf of a child who suffered hypoxia during her birth resulting in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
Chris is the current President of the National Civil Justice Institute. He also currently serves as a member of the American Association for Justice Board of Governors and is Chair of AAJ's Audit Committee. Chris is also a Past-Chair of the AAJ's New Lawyers Division and its Membership Oversight Committee. Chris is a past-president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and serves as that organizations Legislative Committee Chair. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Public Justice Foundation.
Mr. Nace has been awarded the American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award four times, the Wiedemann & Wysocki Award twice, the Heavy Lifting Award, AAJ’s Pro Bono Award, the Howard Twiggs Award, and the Joe Tonahill Award. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Washingtonian Magazine, and as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Chris also serves on the National Capital Region Board of the Living Classrooms Foundation.