Our Team

Chris J. Mincher

Chris Mincher’s practice focuses on administrative law, business litigation, and corporate matters. Prior to joining McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker, Chris spent six years in the Office of Legal Counsel for Governor Larry Hogan, finishing as chief legal counsel. During this time, he provided advice on the constitutional, statutory, and regulatory powers of the Governor and Executive Branch, and oversaw significant and varied litigation involving State agencies. Building on this experience, Chris works to develop pragmatic and effective solutions to difficult and complex administrative, regulatory and corporate issues for various stakeholders.

Previously as an associate in private practice, Chris focused on litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He began his legal career in the chambers of the Hon. Benson Everett Legg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and then as a clerk for the Hon. Robert N. McDonald on the Supreme Court of Maryland. Chris is based in MDSW’s office in his native Annapolis, where he currently resides with his wife and three children.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


Professional Involvement

  • Federal Bar Association (Maryland Chapter, Federal Litigation Section)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (Litigation Section, Appellate Practice Committee)
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • James C. Cawood American Inn of Court
  • Cole-Davidson American Inn of Court


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2011)

  • University of Maryland
    B.A., Government and Politics, cum laude, with honors (2002)
    B.A, Journalism, cum laude (2002)