Chris has worked in all areas of litigation, handling cases from a life-shattering propane explosion to typical workers’ compensation and social security disability cases
Chris Richter grew up in Andover, Massachusetts. Chris attended the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. During his time at Penn State, he spent a semester abroad in the Netherlands. After college, Chris returned to Boston, Massachusetts where he worked for State Street Bank and Trust.
Chris always had a desire to live in Colorado. This desire started with a family reunion in Estes Park when he was a boy. Chris was accepted in to the University of Colorado School of Law. This was the perfect opportunity to move to Colorado to enjoy 300 plus days of sunshine, all the outdoors Colorado has to offer, and escape the brutal character building weather back east. He had previously been accepted to the University of Colorado as an undergraduate but instead elected to attend Penn State. He wasn’t going to miss this opportunity a second time around.
In 2006, after graduating from Law School and passing the bar exam, Chris found himself applying for an opportunity at the precursor to Killian Davis Richter & Mayle. Chris believed the firm was a good fit for what he wanted to do with his law career: represent injured people and workers to help them get back on track after devastating injuries. Having never been to Grand Junction, Chris was not exactly sure what he was getting into. However, Chris quickly came to appreciate the Grand Valley and all that it has to offer as a hidden treasure and great place to raise a family.
Through his time at KDRM, Chris has worked in all areas of litigation, handling cases from a life-shattering propane explosion to typical workers’ compensation and social security disability cases. Currently, Chris focuses his practice on Workers’ Compensation cases. He believes this allows him to provide the best service to his clients by allowing him concentrate on all the details that come with working in a field of law that is constantly changing and requires quick decisive action for injured workers who have families to support.
When Chris is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and son. His hobbies include mountain biking, snowboarding, attempting to ski with his daughter, hiking with the family and minor home improvements. Chris is an avid fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics, along with rooting on his Alma Mater Penn State.
Areas of Practice
- Workers’ Compensation
- Personal Injury
- Social Security Disability
- New Mexico
- University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
- Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
- B.S. Psychology; Business Emphasis
- Honors: Graduated with Distinction