Chris Desimone is an attorney and founder of Roanoke Star Tank. He is a member of WealthCounsel, a national organization that has developed state-of-the-art planning techniques, documentation and processes. Chris completed advanced training in Trusts and Trustee Standards to become an Accredited Fiduciary at the Center for Fiduciary Studies, where he graduated valedictorian of his class. In 2006, he was voted by his peers as a Virginia Super Lawyer, an honor only the top 5% of Virginia lawyers achieve. In 2008, Chris was profiled by Wealth Management Magazine as an Industry Leader for the Southeastern United States.
Chris has successfully developed, bought, and sold multiple companies.
Chris graduated from the University of Rochester, cum laude, and received his Juris Doctorate and MBA from the University of Buffalo. Chris was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Army and completed Airborne School to become a paratrooper. He then spent six years as a Judge Advocate in the Army JAG Corps that included duty as a trial lawyer and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and obtained a Secret Security Clearance. Following active duty, Chris served as Headquarters Company Commander for a U.S. Army Reserve unit in Salem, Virginia. While in the Army, he won a Golden Gloves Boxing Competition in the welterweight novice division and, for his military service, Chris was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals and the National Defense Service Medal.
Chris has made several radio guest appearances on WWWR and WFNR talk radio; was a guest lecturer for Roanoke College Entrepreneurship Course; and a guest speaker on Blue Ridge Public Television and WDBJ Channel 7 to discuss cutting edge developments. Chris is the founder of The Special Needs Symposium, and he received a Special Contribution Award in 2003 for serving families in our community that have loved ones with disabilities. Chris is currently President of the law firm Anderson, Desimone & Green, PC, which was nominated as 2012 Small Business of the Year through the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, and has been ranked each year by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best law firms in America.