Chris Lomax is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer with significant experience in civil and criminal litigation. He has represented clients across many industries in litigation involving contract disputes, business torts, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, and other complex commercial and criminal matters. He has served as a first-chair trial lawyer in federal and state courts around the country and has handled appeals on the state and federal levels. Chris has also advised clients in connection with responding to federal and state attorneys general investigations.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Chris was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) 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 throughout the country. He worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and a variety of other federal and state agencies. While at the DOJ, Chris received two Special Commendations for Outstanding Service and a Special Achievement Award.
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 a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
- 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)