A partner at Schaerr Jaffe, Chris Bartolomucci is a litigator who has represented major corporations, government entities, and individuals on appeal and in trial court. Chris has handled a wide range of cases involving constitutional law, product liability and tort, federal statutory issues, and other areas of law.
An accomplished appellate lawyer, Chris has presented oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court and won. As a short-listed candidate for nomination to a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Virginia State Bar gave Chris its highest rating of “Highly Qualified.” The Seventh Circuit referred to Chris in a published opinion as “first rate counsel.” Chris has argued and won on appeal for his clients in state supreme courts and federal circuit courts.
At the trial court level, Chris served as lead trial counsel and presented the closing oral argument for the State of South Carolina in the successful defense of its voter ID law before a three-judge federal court. Chris has represented in federal district court parties such as the U.S. House of Representatives; the world's second-largest elevator company; prominent institutions of higher education; the leading industry association for franchise businesses; and foreign nationals. Chris has represented individuals seeking to obtain a presidential pardon through the executive clemency process.
Chris served in the White House Counsel's Office as Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush. His other government service includes experience as Associate Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Whitewater Committee; as a Bristow Fellow in the Solicitor General's Office of the U.S. Department of Justice; and as Counsel to the D.C. Inspector General. After law school, Chris clerked for Judge Will Garwood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Austin, Texas.
Chris has been a litigation partner in both large and boutique law firms in D.C. for two decades. Prior to joining Schaerr Jaffe, Chris was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, at the Bancroft law firm, and at Hogan Lovells.
Chris graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.
- Harvard Law School (J.D.)
- Dartmouth College (A.B.)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Every U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Courts in D.C., Virginia, and elsewhere