J. Christopher York

J. Christopher York

Of Counsel
Forest Park, Georgia

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 where he practices workers' compensation and personal injury law and litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Workers Compensation
  • 20% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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
    • Law Journal: Emory Law Journal, Associate Editor, 1992 - 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
  • Recent Case Law Developments, Workers' Compensation Law Institute, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Judicial Clerkship, Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1993 - 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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