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 – Present

Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® in the areas of Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Nonprofit/Charities Law 2021 – Present


“Psychiatry – Other Legal Considerations”, University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Psychiatry (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).

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Professional Affiliations

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