Born: Fort Dix, New Jersey

Bachelor’s Degree: University of Washington, History and Sociology

Law Degree: University of Nebraska College of Law, with high distinction, 2006; Order of the Coif

Joined Platt Irwin: 2008

Focus: Chris’ practice areas include civil litigation and trial practice (in all areas of civil practice); personal injury; land use and real estate law; employment law; estate planning and probate (including wills, trusts and succession planning); banking law and intellectual property law. 

History: Raised in Port Angeles, Chris left the northwest in 1999. He taught high school in south Louisiana for three years. Following law school in Lincoln, Nebraska, Chris and his family moved to Omaha where Chris began his legal practice representing clients from Iowa and Nebraska in various civil matters. In 2008, Chris returned “home,” joining Platt Irwin as an associate attorney.

Civic Involvement:
Chris is an active member of the community, serving as a board member with the Port Angeles Education Foundation, Clallam County YMCA and Peninsula College Foundation.  As the parent of three young children, he is also involved in and dedicated to many of the organizations and activities involving the children and families of our communities. 

cjriffle@plattirwin.com