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Christopher A. Mair is an associate in the Litigation Practice of the firm’s Chicago office. His litigation practice focuses on a wide variety of commercial litigation matters in both state and federal court, including complex business litigation, class action defense, financial services litigation, and employment litigation. In addition to his state and federal court experience, Christopher has wide-ranging experience litigating, mediating, and managing disputes before alternative dispute resolution panels administered by the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and JAMS. 

Christopher also maintains an active franchise litigation practice. He has represented franchisors in litigation involving claims of breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, consumer fraud, tortious interference, and violation of various franchise laws. He has experience handling franchise terminations, non-renewals, and the enforcement of in-term and post-termination covenants.

In addition to his commercial practice, Christopher volunteers his time representing pro se litigants in federal courts throughout Illinois.


  • Commercial litigation
  • Franchise litigation
  • Financial services litigation



Judicial Extern, Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2023
  • Recognized, The National Black Lawyers, "Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers: Illinois," 2020
  • Associate Board Member, Working in the Schools (WITS) 
  • Liaison, The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, 2018-2019
  • Co-Chair, National Association for Urban Debate Leagues Young Professionals Board 
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2016
    • Executive Authorities Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
    • President, The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi
    • Summer Fellow, Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program
  • B.A., Political Science, Northwestern University, 2013
    • Northwestern University Debate Society
    • Clarion DeWitt Hardy Debate Scholar
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois