Chris Stock is a founding member of Markovits, Stock & DeMarco. Chris’s legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including securities and antitrust class actions as well as appellate advocacy. Serving as a judicial law clerk for Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O’Donnell gave Chris invaluable insight into how courts synthesize and deconstruct legal arguments. Since then, Chris has briefed and argued numerous cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Ohio Supreme Court, and Ohio appellate courts, including obtaining a rare summary reversal from the United States Supreme Court.
Chris also served as both Deputy First Assistant Attorney General and Deputy State Solicitor for Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro. In these positions, Chris was principal counsel to the Attorney General on a wide variety of legal and policy-oriented issues, including numerous constitutional and regulatory matters arising from state agencies, boards, and commissions. Prior to his service in state government, Chris was an attorney at a 500-lawyer nationally-recognized law firm.
He has received multiple designations as an Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” most recently for 2012. This distinction is awarded to less than 2.5 percent of Ohio attorneys under the age of 40.
The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D. (2002)
The Ohio State University, B.A. (1997)
Significant and Representative Cases:
- In re Fannie Mae Securities Litigation, Case No. 1:04-cv-1639 (D.D.C.). Representing Ohio public pension funds as Lead Plaintiffs in Section 10b-5 securities class action litigation.
- Ohio Public Employees Retirement System v. Freddie Mac, et al., Case No. 4:08-cv-160 (N.D. Ohio). Representing Ohio public pension funds as Lead Plaintiffs in Section 10b-5 securities class action litigation.
- Williams v. Duke Energy, Case No.: 1:08-CV-00046 (S.D. Ohio). Representing class of energy consumers against energy provider in complex antitrust and RICO class action.
- Slaby v. Wilson, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. Lead trial counsel representing two private individuals who were falsely accused by a County Commissioner of murdering their child and covering up the child’s death (as well as sexual abuse of child).
- Kelci Stringer, et al. v. National Football League, et al., United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Western Division. Represented professional football player against NFL and helmet manufacturer in wrongful death/products liability litigation related to professional football player’s death.
- Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Western Division. Represented former Congressman in defamation action against organization who published false statements about former Congressman’s voting record and alleged influence over organization’s commercial activities.
- Mitchell v. Esparza, Case No. 02-1369 (United States Supreme Court). Obtained summary reversal of Sixth Circuit decision on Eighth Amendment capital sentencing issue.
- Cleveland Bar Association v. CompManagement, Inc., Case No. 04-0817 (Ohio Supreme Court). Represented the State of Ohio as amicus in landmark workers’ compensation lawsuit.
- Class Action Boot Camp: The Basics and Beyond (2012).
- State v. Federal Rules of Procedure and Evidence (2012).
- Harris Martin Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration Litigation Conference: TREAD Act Liability and Toyota (2010).
- Harris Martin BP Oil Spill Litigation Conference: The RICO Act’s Application to the BP Oil Spill (2010).
- American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association.
- Courts Admitted:
- State of Ohio (2002)
- United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2003)
- Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ohio (2003)
- United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio (2007)