J. Christopher Selman


Christopher Selman is a litigator, representing clients in a variety of industries, such as construction, government contracting, energy, and real estate. Christopher is a member of the firm’s General Litigation, Energy, Government Contracts, and Construction and Procurement practice groups. 

Christopher’s construction practice involves the representation of owners, EPC contractors, general contractors, and subcontractors in a variety of issues and projects, both public and private. Christopher has experience managing construction disputes across the United States and abroad, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, the Republic of Panama, Turkey, and the Dominican Republic. His experience includes prosecuting and defending delay, extra work, impact, and inefficiency claims on public and private jobs. He has experience with federal government contracting and preparing and prosecuting large claims against multiple government agencies and departments, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Army Corps of Engineers.

He also has experience advising and managing large commercial project disputes, particularly in the power-generation industry. Christopher has represented several international power plant owners in a variety of claims, including claims related to the construction of the facility, contract interpretations, maintenance disputes and power outages.

Christopher also has a diverse general litigation practice, primarily involving real estate disputes. He has also handled mass tort product-liability actions and disputes involving trade secrets. Christopher has experience representing small family-owned businesses as well as large publicly traded companies.

Christopher joined the firm in 2012 as an associate in the Birmingham office. In 2012, Christopher received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. While at law school, he served as a Production Editor for the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Auburn University.