Chris Garrison graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington from the School of Business in 1980 with a major in real estate administration. In 1980 he was also chosen as an Outstanding Young Man of America.Chris was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1983 after graduating from Indiana University at Indianapolis School of Law that same year. Chris did a one-year internship in the Marion County Prosecutor’s office while in law school during which he tried many cases. He was hired as a Deputy Prosecutor in Marion County after passing the bar exam. Chris also worked in private practice during that time and, within a year, left the prosecutor’s position to concentrate on his civil practice.
Over the last 40 years, Chris has concentrated his practice in personal injury where he has helped thousands of people recover just compensation for their injuries.
Chris grew up outside of Cumberland, Indiana on the Indianapolis far eastside. His father was a medical doctor for 40 years serving Marion and Hancock County residents. Chris says his dad practiced medicine in the “Wild West” because he made house calls, delivered 900 babies, and examined farmers on the pool table in the basement to stitch up their injuries. It was in this environment that Chris developed a keen interest in science and medicine.
Although becoming a doctor was never his desire, working in his personal injury practice has allowed him to enjoy the medical and scientific side of his practice. Chris feels that his clients benefit greatly from having a lawyer that has spent his whole life in a scientific culture.
Chris has been married for over 40 years, and he and his wife raised 3 wonderful boys; now all married with 5 grandchildren thus far. Chris enjoys being with his family, fishing, reading, NFL football (Go Colts!), and many other sports.Chris played basketball weekly into his early-50s with his church friends. He had to recently give up that passion but still enjoys playing some tennis.
In addition to now serving on the Board of Directors for So Big, Chris has also served his church in various capacities over the 35+ years where he and his family have been members.