Education & Bar Admission
Averitt represents both plaintiffs and defendants in his civil practice. He has been licensed to practice law in Arkansas State Courts since 1998. He is also licensed in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and in the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Chris has been lead or associate counsel on numerous cases wherein his clients were awarded in excess of one million dollars. For example, Chris was lead counsel in Brenda McGuinnis v. Advance America, which was appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court and which settled for $10,950,000.00. Chris has also presented oral arguments before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court, and the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
Chris is a member of the Craighead County Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers’ Association. Chris has also been appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court to serve on the Arkansas Committee on Model Jury Instructions. Chris is also often invited to give lectures on various legal issues to both lawyers and law students.
Awards & Honors
Chris has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by LexisNexismartindale-Hubbell. Chris is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and has met the standard of excellence for selection as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” in Arkansas. He is also a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.