Christopher K. Behm

Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Community Associations Law

Chris focuses his practice on litigation, including civil, commercial, construction, real estate and trust/estate litigation. Chris also handles construction and community associations legal matters. He represents injured parties in cases related to products liability and personal injury.

Chris was born in Greensboro. He previously practiced as an associate with Howard, Stallings, From & Hutson, P.A., in Raleigh. Chris has been a partner in the firm since 2005. He is married and has two daughters.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • Guilford College (A.B., Political Science and History, Graduate with High Honors, 1995)

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina State Bar, 1998
  • United States District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2011

Honors and Distinctions

  • Legal Elite – Construction, Business NC, 2013-2024
  • Legal Elite – Litigation, Business NC, 2015, 2021
  • AV Distinguished for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, Martindale Hubbell
  • “Super Lawyer” North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2014-present, “Top 100” 2016-17
  • “Rising Star” North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012-13
  • Wake Forest Law Review: Research Editor, 1997-98; Member 1996-97

Professional and Personal Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Construction Law Section CLE Planning Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 2017-19
  • Construction Law Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association, 2014-17
  • Knights of Columbus, Council 1074
  • Chairman, Youth Services Advisory Board, YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, 2019-present
  • Board of Directors, YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, 2019-present
  • Chief, Waccamaw Nation, Adventure Guides, YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, 2016-17
  • Parish Finance Council, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2014-17
  • Member, Wilmington Jaycees, 2000-07
  • Legal Counsel, Raleigh Jaycees, 2000