Meet Attorney Chris Boots
Attorney Christopher Boots represents clients in claims involving personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, and other complex civil litigation matters. Prior to joining Berman & Simmons in 2018, Chris was an associate at both the Boston and San Francisco offices of Ropes & Gray LLP, a large national law firm, where he handled a variety of high-stakes litigation.
Chris takes great satisfaction in giving a voice to clients who are in difficult circumstances and in need of an advocate. Chris’ client-focused philosophy was instilled in him at a young age, while being raised by two attorneys. “I grew up seeing that as an attorney, it’s your job to help real, everyday people with real problems. That’s why I went to law school.”
Chris has successfully represented many individuals seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents, a skier hurt by a broken chairlift, and an elderly woman who suffered severe fractures after being knocked down by a faulty automatic door. Chris also has experience in cases involving Section 1983 and Maine Civil Rights Act excessive force claims and has represented the estate of a prisoner who died due to inadequate medical care while incarcerated.
A native of Maine, Chris graduated from the University of Chicago, and earned his law degree from Stanford Law School. At Stanford, he was active in the Community Law Clinic, advocating for low-income clients in housing, employment, Social Security disability, and criminal record expungement practices. Chris served as a co-president of the Stanford Law Association – the law school’s student government – and as a research assistant for Professor Justin Driver. He also spent a summer working as a law clerk in the office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar in her capacity on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Immediately following law school, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jon D. Levy on the United States District Court in Portland, Maine.
Chris currently works as the Legislative Committee Co-Chair for the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
Memberships & Distinctions
- Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 2018 – present
- Legislative Committee Co-Chair, 2022 – present
- Maine State Bar Association, 2018 – present
- American Association for Justice, 2018 – present
- Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, pro bono panel, 2018 – present