CHRIST (“Chris”) N. COUMANIS is a founding member of the law firm of Coumanis & York, P.C, which maintains a general litigation practice in South Alabama. Mr. Coumanis founded the Firm with David P. York, former U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Alabama. Mr. Coumanis was born in Mobile, Alabama and has practiced in the Mobile-Baldwin County area since he began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Mobile County in 1988. Mr. Coumanis specializes in the practice areas of Federal, State & Municipal Criminal Defense including White Collar Defense, Healthcare & Whistleblower Actions, Complex Civil Litigation and Plaintiff Sexual Harassment Litigation. Christ has tried nearly 100 jury trials in state and federal courts of South Alabama in his nearly thirty (30) years of the practice of law.
Mr. Coumanis is Magna Cum Laude graduate of Springhill College. He earned his law degree from Tulane Law School 1988. Upon completing law school, Mr. Coumanis served five (5) years as an Assistant District Attorney in Mobile County where he tried over sixty-five (65) jury trials ranging from violent crimes to complex white collar crimes. In 1994, Mr. Coumanis entered private practice with Briskman & Binion, P.C., a statewide general litigation firm in Mobile and became a member of that Firm in 2000 where he practiced until forming Coumanis & York, P.C. with David P. York. Mr. Coumanis first worked with Mr. York as Assistant District Attorneys in Mobile County and has known him as a colleague and an adversary for nearly fifteen years.