Christopher is an experienced trust & estate attorney, with expertise in estate planning, trust administration, and probate. But as a child, Christopher R. Orr was always known as the kid with his nose in a book. This passion for learning was due to Christopher’s parents answering his endless "why?" questions with "look it up and teach us!" The ability to make complicated information logical and then turn around and explain it to others became natural for him even at that young age.
It wasn’t until Christopher was in law school that he was faced with the reality that most attorneys do not cultivate this skill and don’t approach education of clients and families as a vital part of their profession the way he does.
After first serving in the United States Army as an interrogator and then obtaining his B.S. in computer engineering, Christopher earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law.
During his time at the College of Law, Christopher’s research on GPS technology and the Fourth Amendment was published in the university Law Review and he served as a teaching assistant helping other law students understand the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Prior to leading the Columbus office of the Lavin Law Group, Christopher worked under highly respected judges in both the Ohio Appellate Court and the United States District Court.
Christopher is a member of the Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, where he is a member of the Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Section. Christopher has worked extensively pro bono to educate and assist others with pro semotions to expunge and seal their records.
Christopher works closely with families to create estate planning solutions that are right for their specific situations. Christopher understands that each family is unique and will ensure that any plan is tailored precisely to fit your family and needs. You can expect 100% transparency, no horror stories, and reasoned answers for your questions when working with Christopher to create your family’s estate plan.
Christopher resides in Newark with his wife, Stacy. Currently, you can find both Christopher and Stacy cheerfully answering to "mommy" and "daddy" to their son CJ.