Christopher M. Bellamy



Chris Bellamy focuses his practice on civil litigation, complex white collar criminal law, and other litigation matters. He has extensive experience in the prosecution and management of criminal case files, drafting pleadings and orders, and negotiating settlements.

Chris is an active member of the Nashville Bar Association, Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum, and Past President of the Napier-Looby Bar Association.

Prior to joining Neal & Harwell, Chris was an Assistant District Attorney with the Tennessee District Attorney General, 19th Judicial District where he represented the State of Tennessee at trial in Circuit, General Sessions, and Juvenile Court.

Chris also served in the United States Coast Guard for over ten years where some of his notable accomplishments include coordinating inter-agency security for the G-8 Summit; participating in the capture of modern day pirates in the Indian Ocean; leading the rescue of 156 Haitian migrants at sea; directing an orphanage reconstruction project in Eritea, Africa; and leading minority recruitment efforts. During his service, Chris was awarded the National Defense Medal, 9/11 Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and Humanitarian Service Award.
Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association – Member
  • Nashville Bar Association – Member & Former Committee Chair
  • Adjunct Professor of Law Associate, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Operation Stand Down Tennessee – Board Member
  • Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum – Steering Committee
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association – Member & Former President
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee – Former Board Member
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – 2018 Fellow
  • Metro Council Beer Permit Board
  • 2019 Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, 2010, J.D.
  • Colorado Technical University, 2006, B.S.