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About Chris2019-08-27T17:43:58-05:00

About Chris | Atlanta, GA

Chris knows how the insurance companies evaluate cases because he used to represent them. Now, he uses that knowledge to help people recover. Chris helps clients in wrongful death cases, drivers and passengers injured in trucking and car accidents, victims of shootings, rapes, and sexual assaults, and others injured because of someone else’s negligence.

Before joining Rafi Law Firm, Chris Stokes worked for a well-respected insurance defense firm in the Metro Atlanta Area. He defended businesses and insurance companies in a wide array of personal injury cases, including automobile crashes, cases involving dangerous and unsafe property, and insurance coverage cases. But after witnessing how insurance companies treated injured people, Chris rededicated his career to help the injured instead. He specializes in wrongful death cases and catastrophic injury cases caused by tractor-trailer and automobile crashes. Chris also represents crime victims in negligent security cases, where property owners and managers failed to keep residents and guests safe. He uses what he learned about how insurance companies evaluate claims to help injury victims and their families get the compensation they deserve.

Chris earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Auburn University and his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, he represented Plaintiffs in the United State Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and people seeking asylum in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals as part of UGA Law’s nationally-recognized Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Chris was also an active member of the mock trial and moot court teams. Because of that work, he was awarded membership into the National Order of Barristers—an honor reserved for the top ten trial advocacy students at the University of Georgia. Since graduating from law school, Chris has continued his involvement with the mock trial program by serving as a guest judge and coach.

Awards & Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    President, UGA Student Chapter
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    Champion, Most Professional Advocate, and Outstanding Trial Brief Award – South Texas National Mock Trial Challenge
    Semi-Finalist, Moot Court National Championship, Houston
    Champion & Best Brief Award Recipient, Craven Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
    England Mock Trial Competition Finalist
    Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • Henry Joseph Lumpkin Inn of Court: Pupil
  • Auburn University
    B.S.B.A. in Accounting