Chris joined the firm in 2011 and his primary practice areas include civil litigation, business and non-profit law and estate planning. Chris has successfully represented healthcare providers in numerous medical malpractice cases. He has tried cases resulting in defense verdicts in state courts in Missouri and Kansas, as well as Federal Court. Chris also has extensive experience serving as local counsel for out-of-state corporations dealing with legal matters in Kansas, Missouri and Federal Court.

There is nothing more important than family. That is why Chris recommends that all parents of young children create an estate plan. Chris has assisted many people with their estate planning needs. He makes the estate planning process easy to understand and enjoys providing clarity and peace of mind regarding his clients’ most important decisions.

In addition to his professional liability and estate planning practice, Chris devotes a significant amount of time advising non-profit and for-profit entities. Chris provides guidance concerning corporate structuring and governance, maintenance of nonprofit status as well as contract drafting and review to facilitate effective internal and external operations.

Chris developed his interest in non-profit work while working with charitable organizations in the U.S. and abroad. While in Washington, DC, he represented indigent clients against predatory foreclosure, tax sale and debt collection practices detailed in a Washington Post expose. Prior to law school, Chris worked for over two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar.

In addition to his law practice, Chris serves on the Advisory Board of the Dominican Republic Medical Partnership, a local charitable organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic through sustainable development. Chris, his wife and their two children live in a suburb of Kansas City. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, outdoor activities in Colorado and spending time with his family.

Presentations

“MMPA & KCPA: OMG!,” Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund Annual Defense Counsel Seminar (2017).

“Sleeping Easy: Understanding the Basics of Estate Planning,” Christ Lutheran Church (2017).

“Sleeping Easy: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Nonprofit Fundraising and Operations,” Support Kansas City (2016).

“How is Your Documentation: Lessons Learned from Litigation”, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (“OMIC”) (2014).


Bar Admissions

KANSAS

MISSOURI

U.S. DISTRICT COURT OF KANSAS

U.S. DISTRICT COURT OF WESTERN MISSOURI

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

The Missouri Bar

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Johnson County Bar Association

Education

LAW SCHOOL

American University Washington College of Law Juris Doctorate

Student Attorney, General Practice Clinic

Editor, Sustainable Development Law & Policy Brief


UNDERGRADUATE

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN B.A. History and Political Science

Denmark International Study, Copenhagen, Denmark, Semester Abroad