Christopher G. Browning, Jr.
Chris Browning is a highly experienced litigator with a strong background in appellate practice, complex commercial litigation, business torts and governmental relations and leads Williams Mullen’s Appellate team.
Chris joined Williams Mullen after serving seven years as the first Solicitor General for the State of North Carolina. In this capacity, he argued four times before the United States Supreme Court and has multiple arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Chris established the policies and procedures for the Office of Solicitor General and the process for that office’s review and management of all civil appeals involving the State of North Carolina. Additionally, he served as an adviser to the North Carolina Attorney General with respect to appellate issues and other policy matters.
Mr. Browning earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of North Carolina and his juris doctor degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Mr. Browning served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James C. Hill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.