"When eating an elephant take one bite at a time."

- General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.


Chris is a senior attorney at Ball Morse Lowe and a leader in the firm’s Oil, Gas + Energy Practice Group. Chris is a deft problem solver who is regularly retained by clients with unique, complex, and/or delicate matters requiring swift and strategic handling. Chris's practice is focused primarily within the energy sector with an emphasis on title examination and the preparation of drilling, division order, and acquisition title opinions for companies in Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. He is also an expert in all manner of energy-related transactions from purchase and sale agreements and assignments to surface use and leasing (oil and gas, wind, and solar). Chris's clients include oil and gas operators, non-operating interest owners, mineral buyers, renewable energy producers, private equity, and landowners. Additionally, Chris represents clients in certain business, real estate, and probate matters.

Chris received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he interned with the Colorado Attorney General's Office and served as a law fellow to the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. He began his legal career working at a prominent Denver litigation firm before transitioning fully into land work. Prior to joining Ball Morse Lowe, Chris managed the Rocky Mountain region of a national land services company, leading teams in title examination, landowner negotiations and leasing, and acquisition due diligence across the country. 

He likes his music loud and his cigars Cuban. In his free time, Chris can be found at the beach or in the mountains with his wife, Jenn, and their daughter. 

Bar Admissions



University of Denver  Denver, Colorado
Juris Doctor, 2011
College of Charleston  Charleston, South Carolina

         B.A., 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Natural Resources & Energy Law Section; Environmental Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association 
  • The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law formerly (formerly the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation)
  • Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Attorneys
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Denver Association of Professional Landmen
  • Denver Petroleum Club 
  • Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen
  • Permian Basin Landmen's Association 

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