Christopher S. Tarbell


Chris Tarbell concentrates his practice on finance, business restructuring, and bankruptcy matters across a wide range of industries.

Before joining Blank Rome, Chris served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable L. Felipe Restrepo of the United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Timothy R. Rice of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

During law school, Chris served as a symposium and articles editor of the Temple Law Review and was an active member of the Business Law Society, Faculty Selection Committee, and Student Bar Association.

Before starting his legal career, Chris was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard. Chris led maritime interdiction teams in the eastern Pacific Ocean and served as a liaison to the Department of Homeland Security while stationed in Washington, D.C.



  • Pennsylvania


  • United States Coast Guard Academy, BS, with honors
  • Temple University School of Law, JD, cum laude