Chris Lomax is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and criminal matters.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Chris was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice where he primarily focused on human trafficking, hate crimes, and law enforcement misconduct cases. During his time with the DOJ, he conducted numerous grand jury investigations and successfully prosecuted cases in federal courts in Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. He worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Marshal Service, and a variety of other federal and state agencies. While at the DOJ, Chris received two Special Commendations for Outstanding Service, a Special Achievement Award, and was recognized for outstanding contributions to DOJ's Attorney Mentorship Program.
In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Chris currently serves on the teaching faculty for Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Workshop and has served as faculty for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Chris maintains an active pro bono practice, representing indigent criminal defendants in Florida state courts and unaccompanied children in immigration and juvenile dependency proceedings.
In 2012, Chris was an EnVest Foundation 40 Under 40 Award Recipient for outstanding community service. In 2016, he was named one of the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
- University of Miami (J.D. cum laude 2008; Order of the Barristers; Commencement Speaker; Editorial Board Member, International and Comparative Law Review; Moot Court Board; Mock Trial Team; B.M. 2005)
- Florida; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida and Western District of Tennessee
- Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section (2008-2013)
- Law Clerk to Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2013-2014)