Chris supports the Boise Smith + Malek team as our legal intern and soon-to-be attorney. Chris is passionate about law because it’s a profession where he will not only be continuously challenged but have the opportunity to continually learn.
Seeking to be a voice for justice and fairness, Chris’ approach to law is summed up by this quote by Anne Frank, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Our mission of making tomorrow better deeply aligns with Chris’ values. He chose to pursue a career in healthcare law because he hopes to use his legal education, skills, and experience to make a positive difference in his community.
And he already has. During law school, Chris participated in pro bono work with the Ada County Elections Office, the ACLU of Idaho, and the Idaho Military Legal Alliance. Chris was also awarded the University of Idaho College of Law Alumni Achievement Award and named the Chief Managing Editor of the Idaho Law Review.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys hiking, skiing, flying, traveling, and general adventuring. A recent trip to Iceland with his wife earned “amazing” status, but he still enjoys exploring new places.
What’s a life goal you have?
To become a private pilot. I am a licensed student pilot currently taking lessons to make this dream come true!
If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
Name the person, living or passed on, famous or not famous, that you admire most.