Associate
cradovich@wsmtlaw.com

Chris began his career in the energy industry as a field landman, examining title and negotiating mineral leases and acquisitions in Colorado and Wyoming. During and immediately following law school, he worked as a clerk in our Denver office, and then as an associate upon graduation and bar certification. He assisted in the preparation of dozens of large-scale title opinions covering fee, state, and federal lands, as well as reviewed and researched various areas of oil and gas, environmental, and natural resource law. 

Chris took a short hiatus from the energy industry to serve as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps. He first served as a Defense Counsel at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, where he gained significant courtroom experience representing Marines and Sailors facing special and general courts-martial, boards of inquiry, administrative separation, and post-trial hearings. He then transferred to the Tactical Training and Exercise Control Group, where he served as an Operational Law Instructor and Live Fire Exercise Controller. In this capacity, he trained thousands of Marines and their leaders on application of the laws of armed conflict, rules of engagement, and the use of fires in urban terrain.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Marines and sailors facing punishment ranging from low level reprimands, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • Successfully argued motions before military judges on topics ranging from suppression of evidence, to compulsion of witness and exert testimony, compulsion of evidence otherwise protected under the Military Rules of Evidence, and unlawful pretrial punishment.
  • Developed and taught class on legal considerations for the use of fires in urban terrain to senior Marine leadership of forward deploying infantry units, filling a critical shortfall in institutional knowledge critical in the current operating environment.

Publications, Presentations & Accolades

  • Awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for outstanding service as Defense Counsel.
  • Awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for outstanding service as Operational Law Instructor.

Personal

In his free time, Chris enjoys the Colorado outdoors with his family, including hiking, hunting, fishing, and skiing.

Christopher T. Radovich


Practice Areas

Education
  • J.D., University of Denver, 2013
    Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law.
  • B.S., Business Administration, Colorado State University, 2008

Bar Admissions / Qualifications
  • Colorado
  • Courts-Martial of the Armed Forces of the United States

professional & community activities
  • Colorado Bar Association