Chris’ primary practice areas include civil litigation, non-profit and business 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 frequently represents physicians in administrative matters before the Kansas and Missouri boards of healing arts as well as serves as local counsel for out-of-state corporations dealing with legal matters in local courts.
In addition to his litigation practice, Chris offers his non-profit and business law clients guidance on corporate structuring and governance, maintenance of nonprofit status as well as contract drafting and review. Chris also provides estate planning services and enjoys providing clarity and peace of mind on these important decisions.
After college, Chris worked for over two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar. He currently serves on the board of a local organization striving to improve public health in the Dominican Republic. Chris, his wife and three children live in the Kansas City area.
Honors and Awards
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2020
Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers in Kansas City® – Ones to Watch 2021
“Comprehensive Cross Examination” and “Ethical Considerations,” Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy, National Business Institute (2020).
“Technology and Use of Exhibits in the Courtroom,” Washburn University Law School (2018).
“Keyboard Cowboys: Current Trends in Rambo Litigation,” Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund Annual Defense Counsel Seminar (2018).
“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).
U.S. DISTRICT COURT OF KANSAS
U.S. DISTRICT COURT OF WESTERN MISSOURI
American Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
American University Washington College of Law Juris Doctorate
Student Attorney, General Practice Clinic
Editor, Sustainable Development Law & Policy Brief
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN B.A. History and Political Science
Denmark International Study, Copenhagen, Denmark, Semester Abroad