Chris brings his experience as a trial lawyer, business owner and insurance company claims
executive to every case he takes for his clients. He has won federal jury trials, state court and
administrative hearings. Along with his litigation experience, he helps businesses and individuals
with their transactional needs from organizing a business, employment matters, transactions with
third parties and estate planning.
In addition to regularly serving as a screening panel chairperson for the Johnson County District Court
on medical malpractice cases, Chris is also currently the President-elect for Kansas Bar Association
Health Law Section.
Prior to reentering private practice in 2004, Chris was Vice-President of Claims and Corporate Counsel
for Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company (KaMMCO) which is a physician and hospital owned medical malpractice and property and casualty insurance company. In that role with KaMMCO and with
another carrier, Chris had the privilege of working with hundreds of physicians, administrators and
attorneys in Kansas, Missouri, and several Southwestern and East Coast states to help resolve more
than 2,000 claims.
University of Kansas School of Law (JD, 1996)
University of Kansas Graduate School (Master of Health Services Administration, 1996)
Baker University (BS, Cum Laude, 1992)
The state courts of Kansas and the United States District Court of Kansas, 1996.
American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association and the Kansas City
Metropolitan Bar Association.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
- Claims Management, 2001. Presentation and materials for the annual
meeting of the Kansas Association of Quality and Risk Managers.
- Mental Health and the Law, Fall of 1999. Publication and seminar for
mental health professionals.
- Confidentiality of Medical Records, 1998. Publication and seminar for
hospital and physician office staff.
- Durable Powers of Attorneys, Living Wills and Do Not Resuscitate
Orders, 1998; Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital.
- Understanding Health Data Privacy Issues, a Health Researcher’s
Guide, Kansas Health Institute Publication 97-01M, October 1997.
This publication was distributed to state, national and international health
General Civil Litigation
Health Law: Physicians, Facilities and Other Health Care Providers
Business, Corporate and Employment Law
Insurance and Claims Administration
Elder Law and Estate Planning
Commercial and Residential Real Estate