Chris Coons was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee and later received a Masters Degree at the University of Memphis.
Chris moved to Lawrence in 1996 and graduated from The University of Kansas School of Law in 1999. He apprenticed himself to a bankruptcy attorney as an associate for several years and soon found his calling in Bankruptcy Law. He has been a partner and managing attorney at other firms and has personally filed over 2,000 consumer bankruptcy cases. Chris is married with two children.