Attorney Christopher WayPhilosophy

Our goal at Way Law PLLC is to Prevent Legal Issues from Becoming Legal Problems SM. We are committed to promoting understanding and communication.

When people invest more in understanding, they can make more informed decisions, achieve more profitable or protected results, and are empowered to participate in making plans for their own future. When people invest more in communication, they can ensure their goals are clearly understood and addressed. Better understanding and communication starts with our very first conversation. Instead of simply telling you something is good or bad, we here at Way Law take the time to discuss why something is a risk or benefit and then walk through a decision together based on best fit, risk tolerance, and your goals.


Christopher Way is a Washington, DC native and has been proud to call Richmond home for the better part of the last decade. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Christopher earned his law degree at the University of Kentucky School of Law and graduated Cum Laude. He served on the College’s Honor Council, Moot Court Board, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law. Prior to Serving as Editor-in-Chief, his student comment was selected for publication in the Journal.

Christopher began his career as an associate at a large law firm. He valued his time there but ultimately wanted to create a practice with his particular philosophy and vision for the practice of law. The son of two entrepreneurs, he wanted the opportunity to work with a broader spectrum of businesses, large and small, recognizing that startups and smaller businesses tend to be underserved. Startups and smaller businesses have an even greater need for quality legal service because the limited nature of small business resources make the effects of imprecise strategy especially detrimental.

Way Law PLLC was founded to implement Christopher Way’s philosophy on the practice of law, as a vehicle for providing business and non-profits with Service through Strategy.  As the child of entrepreneurs, Christopher has a firsthand understanding of the importance of setting a goal, implementing a vision, and protecting it from the many risks that arise along the way. His and our favorite aspect about the work of Way Law is being an active guide and companion in the entrepreneurial adventure, and seeing visions come to life.

When he’s not working, Christopher enjoys family time, live music, playing drums, hiking, reading, and any movie or TV show that involves jokes or blowing things up. Preferably both.

Chris supports in the Richmond community as well. He has served as a member of the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Associate Board since 2016, and the Chair of its Nominating Committee since 2018, co-founded a local private operating foundation in 2016, and was a Mentor with Chamber RVA’s THRIVE Mentor Network. Chris is also a Super Lawyers Rising Star as of 2018.