PEOPLE

Chris Wade

Associate
wade.chris@dorsey.com

Overview

Chris’s clients rely on his practical, forward-thinking advice to resolve challenging litigation matters.

A skilled problem solver, Chris offers his clients broad experience handling complex commercial litigation, including matters involving contract disputes, employment issues, fraud, business torts, construction, corporate governance, intellectual property, and other matters. 

Chris has extensive experience representing clients in State and Federal Court, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, and settlement negotiations. He has also represented clients in international arbitration. 

During law school, Chris worked as an extern for several judges in Utah, including for Judge David Nuffer on the Federal District Court for the District of Utah, Justice Matthew B. Durrant on the Utah Supreme Court, and Judge Carolyn B. McHugh on the Utah Court of Appeals prior to her appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Education & Admissions

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2014), magna cum laude

University of Utah (B.S., 2011)

Admissions

  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

News & Resources

  • "Utah's Social Media Statutes: Compliance, Challenges, and Best Practices," Utah State Bar - Litigation Section, December 12, 2023

Industries & Practices

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Executive Committee Member, NAACP Salt Lake Branch, 
  • Mentor, UCLI
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Rocky Mountain Innocence Center

Accolades

  • U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, 2020 – 2023
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2019 – 2023
  • Utah Legal Elite, 2022