Chad grew up in the west suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended Hamline University, graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts. He attended the University of Iowa College of Law and graduated with honors in 1979. Prior to joining Reynolds and Kenline he clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office in St. Paul. He has been with Reynolds and Kenline since 1980 and has been a partner since 1984.