Chris focuses his practice on civil litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights violations, employment and disability discrimination, governmental liability, and general business litigation.
Prior to joining Ensz & Jester, Chris worked as legal counsel for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. While there, Chris served as both litigation counsel and general counsel. In his litigation role, he defended the agency and its employees against various types of claims including personal injury, wrongful death, negligence, and constitutional violations. As general counsel, Chris advised human resource personnel on employee benefits, discipline, and conducted human resource investigations. He also drafted contracts, policies and procedures, regulations, and legislation.
In addition to civil litigation, Chris has extensive experience in administrative law. He has handled countless administrative cases involving certified nurse/medication aide registration, adult care home licensing, community service provider licensing, governmental insurance benefits, and employee discipline.
Washburn University School of Law, J.D., Dean's Honors (2012)
University of Missouri–Kansas City (2009)
United States District Court for the District of Kansas (2012)
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (2015)
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2016)
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2017)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (2019)
The Missouri Bar
The Missouri Bar
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
National Association of Dealer Counsel
Mountain biking, racquetball, recording music, attending concerts and baseball games, BBQ, and traveling.
The Blue Door Project, Board Member (2016-2019)
Knights of Columbus