A native of New Orleans, Chris Edmunds is an attorney who has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana since 2017. Chris’s experience runs the gamut: he’s worked on everything from routine disputes like insurance and employment discrimination claims, to much more serious matters like death penalty appeals and disputes between Congress and the President. While he handles all sorts of matters, his practice focuses on two areas in particular: appellate practice and disability rights. Chris’ journey to the law was a winding one. Before entering law school, Chris worked for seven years as a professional jazz musician in New Orleans. In addition to being an in-demand guitarist and tenor banjo player for traditional jazz bands around town, Chris led his own award-winning band, the New Orleans Moonshiners. The Moonshiners performed at Lincoln Center in New York City and were regular performers at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and French Quarter Festival. Their 2011 album, Frenchmen St. Parade, was voted Best Traditional Jazz Album by the readers of Offbeat Magazine. Over time, his interests shifted to the law, and he enrolled at Tulane University Law School. During law school, he served on the Tulane Law Review as the journal’s Senior Notes and Comments Editor. After graduating from Tulane Law in 2017, Chris spent three years serving as judicial law clerk for three different judges. It was during this time that he learned the nuts and bolts of federal litigation, especially the nuances of appeals. First, he served as a law clerk for Judge Abdul Kallon on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. A year later, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit for Judge Greg Phillips. Most recently, Chris served as a law clerk for Judge Robert Wilkins on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, colloquially known as the “second highest court in the land,” due to the inordinate number of high-stakes political and administrative disputes on its docket. During his three years of clerking, Chris encountered just about every area of law. Among other things, he worked on immigration, criminal law (including direct appeals and habeas petitions), employment discrimination, contracts and insurance disputes, personal injury suits, securities law, energy regulation, and First Amendment challenges. But he developed two passions in particular: appellate law and its procedural quirks, and disability law. Chris’s passion for disability law stems from his son, who is a wheelchair user and has a rare genetic condition that causes many physical and cognitive disabilities.