J. Christopher York

Of Counsel

Forest Park, GA

(404) 366-5724



CHRIS YORK received his undergraduate degree in Economics from California State University at Dominguez Hills, and an MBA in Accounting from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Business. Before entering graduate school, he joined the Peace Corps and served two years in West Malaysia as an agricultural project analyst. Chris worked for twelve years in the banking industry, as Regional Vice President for Citicorp Securities, and later as Managing Director of Global Trading for Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles. He graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1993, where he was Associate Editor of the Emory Law Journal and published a law review article on securities fraud. Following law school, Chris clerked for the Honorable Jack T. Camp, United States District Judge, Northern District of Georgia. He later worked with the Atlanta office of Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue where he practiced primarily in the areas of business law and litigation. In 1996 he formed Williamson & York, a business law firm, and later merged with the personal injury firm of Tillman & Associates to form Tillman & York. In 2008, Chris joined the law firm of George & Wallach, L.L.L.P. where he practices workers' compensation and personal injury law and litigation. Although Chris now practices independently from the firm, he maintains an "Of Counsel" relationship with the firm.

Areas Of Practice

  • Workers Compensation 80%
  • Personal Injury 20%

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1993
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996


Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

  • J.D. - 1993

University of California, Berkeley, California
  • M.B.A. - 1976
  • Major: Accounting

California State University, Dominguez Hills, California
  • B.A. - 1972
  • Major: Economics

Published Works

"Vicarious Liability of Controlling Persons", Emory Law Journal, Vol 42, 1993


"Maloney and the Diligent Job Search Requirement", Workers' Compensation Nuts & Bolts Seminar, 2008 to 2008

Recent Case Law Developments, Workers' Compensation Law Institute, 2008 to 2008

Honors and Awards

Judicial Clerkship, Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member, General Practice & Trial Law Section, 1993
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1995 to Present
  • Workers Compensation Claimant's Lawyers Section of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 to Present
  • Georgia Legal Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Attorney (litigation and commercial real estate), 1994 to 1996
  • Hon. Jack T. Camp, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Georgia, Law Clerk, 1993 to 1994
  • Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, Managing Director, Global Trading Division (Los Angeles, New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo), 1984 to 1988
  • Citicorp Securities Company, Los Angeles, Vice President and Regional Manager (government bonds, mortgage-backed securities, corporate investments), 1980 to 1984
  • Citicorp Industrial Credit, San Francisco, Manager (equipment leasing), 1977 to 1980
  • Arthur Andersen & Company, San Francisco, Accountant (tax department), 1976 to 1977
  • Tillman & York, LLC, Partner, 1998 to 2008
  • Williamson & York, LLC, Partner, 1996 to 1998