Chris Waller is a partner at Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak, PA, in the Montgomery office. He practices with an emphasis on business litigation, insurance defense litigation and defending licensees and respondents against Administrative Complaints and in Administrative Hearings throughout the state of Alabama. Mr. Waller has represented both professionals and businesses as respondents against numerous state Boards, in the field of Administrative Law. He also regularly counsels and provides general business and litigation advice to clients. Mr. Waller has tried numerous jury trials to verdict and has served as defense counsel for several national companies.
Mr. Waller has been selected by the Super Lawyers and Mid-South publications from 2013 – 2016 as an Alabama/Mid-South “Rising Star,” a designation afforded to only 2.5% of all lawyers in the state of Alabama who are under the age of 40 years old. He has also been selected for inclusion into the Professional Liability Defense Federation, a national organization comprised exclusively of malpractice defense professionals from across the country. He is a member of the Order of Barristers and is admitted in all state and federal courts in the state of Alabama. He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and is a past delegate to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Assembly. Mr. Waller is also a past President of the Alabama State Bar Young Lawyers Section and a past Board Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Mr. Waller currently serves on the Alabama State Bar Association Long Range Planning Committee and Character and Fitness Committee. He has also presented a lecture on Interview and Writing Sample Techniques at Jones Law School.
Mr. Waller is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the Cumberland School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Waller was a leading advocate and member of Cumberland School of Law’s nationally recognized Trial Team and served as a Director of the Trial Advocacy Board. Additionally, Mr. Waller served his class as President, and received a Scholar of Merit Award and Distinction.
Mr. Waller has been active in his community as well, having served as past President of the University of Alabama Alumni Association Greater Montgomery Chapter and is currently serving as 2017 Chair of the River Region Council for the Magic Moments Foundation. Mr. Waller has also served on the YMCA Boys Work Committee, EMERGE Montgomery, and American Cancer Society Young Professionals boards. He is married to Jackie Waller, and they have two children, Caroline and Will. Mr. Waller and his family attend Christ Church XP in Montgomery where he ushers and serves as a lay reader. When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golf, and hunting.