Chris focuses his practice on environmental and toxic tort litigation. He uses his experience in all aspects of litigation to develop unique case strategies and solutions for clients in chemical, utility, agricultural, food and pharmaceutical industries.
Chris has extensive experience drafting and arguing pre- and post-trial motions, appellate briefs and motions for dispositive relief in both state and federal courts. His experience taking fact witness, expert witness, and party depositions gives Chris an insight into the interconnection between various phases of litigation. Chris has conducted discovery and developed testimony necessary to draft and obtain summary judgment in favor of clients facing multimillion dollar claims in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He also has experience representing clients before various administrative agencies, and has testified before the Kansas Committee on Judiciary regarding potential changes to the Kansas Rules of Civil Procedure.
Frisch v. Senogles, No. 2016-198 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Shawnee Cty.) | Obtained favorable jury verdict against wrongful death claims and multimillion-dollar demand.
Mahamed v. Supershuttle International, Inc., No. 1616-12620 (Mo. Cir. Ct., Jackson Cty.) | Obtained favorable jury verdict in automobile negligence claim involving pedestrian.
Obtained summary judgment on proximate cause issue in federal court.
Obtained summary judgment in breach of contract dispute.
Represented clients at mediation leading to a favorable settlement of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 excessive force claims.