A Commitment To Justice

A Commitment To Our Community

“I have been privileged to serve this great city as a state court judge for the past eleven years. I made a promise in 2009 to run a fair, efficient, and timely docket. I have kept my promise. Through diligent preparation, careful deliberation, and timely settings, I have been successful in reducing the time that parties, witnesses, and jurors are away from their family and work while ensuring justice for all.  As Chief Judge, I recognize the dangers posed by Covid-19.  I have worked to make our courthouse safe for employees, litigants and attorneys while ensuring access to justice for all.  That’s what people expect and deserve. With your support and vote, I can continue making the civil justice system work effectively for you.”


  • Graduate, Tulane University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1988
  • Graduate, Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science, 1984
  • Graduate, Brother Martin High School, 1979
  • St. Pius X, 1975


  • Chief Judge Civil District Court, 2019-Present
  • Chairman, Civil District Court Building Commission, 2018-Present
  • Judge, Civil District Court Orleans Parish, Division F, 2009-Present
    • 12,000+ Contested Matters
    • 1,491 Trials
  • Judge, Pro Tempore, 2004
  • Bruno & Bruno, Partner 1989-2008, Partner, legal assistant and law clerk, 1979-1988
  • Chair, Domestic Law Section, New Orleans Bar Association, 2009-2011
  • Member, Louisiana Bar Foundation Education Committee
  • Member, Supreme Court of Louisiana Pro Se Litigation Task Force
  • Louisiana District Judges Association
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Highest rating in Ethics and Practice (AV Rating), Lexis/Nexis Martindale-Hubbel
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Pierre Derbigny Fellow, 1999-2014


  • M.S. Young Leadership Counsel Award
  • President and board member Mercy Endeavors Senior Activity Center
  • Recipient of the “Silver Fox” award by the New Orleans Council on Aging
  • Past President and board member Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre’
  • Member, St. Thomas More Society
  • Chris is married and the proud father of two children
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