Chris J. Chasin


  • Chris J. Chasin
  • Phone: +1 312 499 6769

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603-3433

Chris J. Chasin is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on the construction industry. He has represented construction and engineering firms, owners, and contractors engaged in projects large and small at all project stages from contract negotiation to formal dispute resolution.

Mr. Chasin has assisted in representing clients in local proceedings, state court, federal court and before domestic and international arbitration tribunals. His experience includes drafting construction agreements, claim notification and the arbitration or litigation of claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, delay, disruption, loss of productivity and scope changes. As a former federal law clerk, Mr. Chasin is also well versed in a variety of frequently-litigated federal statutes including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Prior to joining Duane Morris, Mr. Chasin served as a law clerk to the Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and to the Hon. Richard Gabriel on the Colorado Court of Appeals. Mr. Chasin is a 2014 cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was the Research Editor and Bluebook Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and a 2011 graduate of Haverford College.

Mr. Chasin is an Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Construction and Mechanics Lien subcommittee. He is also a co-author of the Construction Law Handbook’s chapter on Construction Management.

Mr. Chasin serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Railway Museum, where he maintains and operates the museum’s steam locomotives.


  • Illinois
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • Haverford College, B.A., 2011


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2019-present
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    - Senior Law Clerk to the Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman, 2018-2019
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Sharon Johnson Coleman, 2015-2018
  • Colorado Court of Appeals
    - Appellate Law Clerk to the Hon. Richard Gabriel, 2014-2015

Professional Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2023

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Primary Contractor Liability for Wage Claims," Retail Contractors Association Webinar, May 17, 2022
  • Moderator, "Mechanics Liens and Construction Claims," Chicago Bar Association Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, March 7, 2022