Awards & Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • Henry Joseph Lumpkin Inn of Court:

    Pupil

  • 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

  • Auburn University

    B.S.B.A. in Accounting

Chris’s Experience

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.

Case Results

Our mission is to help you get the full compensation you deserve. Some of Mike Rafi’s recent cases include
$3,900,000
Settlement as co-counsel for client shot at Gwinnett hotel
$3,013,000
Jury verdict as part of trial team in wrongful death tractor-trailer crash on I-285
$2,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client who injured hand in defective machine
$1,850,000
1,700,000.00 jury verdict against gas station operator
$1,600,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client hit by car while walking his dog
$1,250,000
Settlement for client injured at convenience store
$1,100,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured at factory
$1,100,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client shot at Brookhaven apartment complex
$1,100,000
Settlement for client injured at gas station in Tucker
$1,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client shot at Brookhaven apartment
$1,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client hit while driving motorcycle
$800,000
Settlement in medical malpractice case
$637,500
Settlement ($100,000.00 policy limits) for client injured while passenger in car
$700,000
Settlement for client injured at construction site
$575,000
Settlement for client shot at Decatur apartment complex
$500,000
Settlement for client injured at Decatur apartment complex
$500,000
Settlement ($25,000.00 policy limits) for client in car crash
$475,000
Settlement for client who crashed in unmarked section of road work
$475,000
Settlement for client injured at Atlanta apartment complex
$460,000
Settlement for client rear-ended on I-285
$450,000
Settlement for client who fell from 2nd floor balcony due to defective railing
$450,000
Settlement for client injured in head-on crash
$450,000
Settlement before closing arguments in dog bite case
$414,000
Settlement for client injured in backseat of police car
$400,000.00
Settlement for client injured in car wreck
$400,000
Settlement for client injured near Lenox Mall
$375,000
Settlement for client injured in truck crash on I-285
$375,000
Settlement for client shot at Lithonia apartment complex
$350,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park apartment complex
$350,000
Settlement for client rear-ended by 18-wheeler
$333,333
Settlement for client injured at trailer park
$325,000
Settlement for client injured at Atlanta apartment complex
$315,000
Settlement for client injured in car crash
$300,000
Settlement as co-counsel for client injured in car crash on I-20
$300,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park apartment complex
$300,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured in head-on crash
$300,000
Settlement for client injured by police officer who ran red light
$300,000
Settlement for client injured when tire flew off his car after faulty tire installation
$300,000
Settlement for client who fell because of greasy floor mat at big box store
$275,000
Settlement for client who fell at restaurant
$260,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured in 3-car crash
$250,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park shopping center
$210,000
Jury verdict for clients hit by car while walking on sidewalk (highest offer by defense was $62,500.00)

Expertise

Before joining Rafi Law Firm, Chris Stokes worked for a well-respected insurance defence 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 a 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.

Training

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 States 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 honour 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.