Christopher Dove

Christopher Dove

DRZ Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Kansas, Missouri
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Summary

Chris finished near the top of his law school class at the University of Kansas and was selected to be Editor in Chief of the Kansas Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk for a federal judge in the United States District Court in Kansas City, Kansas. Chris then moved to Washington, DC, with his wife (who is also an attorney). He practiced law for almost a decade in DC at the United States Department of Justice and in an international law firm. At the DOJ, he pursued cases involving fraudulent tax shelters and accounting fraud. In private practice, he represented companies in multi-million dollar patent infringement cases and investigated charges of international financial bribery.

Chris has tried cases involving patent litigation, tax and accounting fraud, partnership disputes, fraud, breach of contract, misrepresentation, and violation of consumer laws.

Chris and his wife, Beatriz, decided to move back to Kansas City in order to be closer to their families and practice a different type of law. Chris was the first in his family to go to college, and he paid for his own undergraduate, graduate, and law school education. Chris practices law because he believes in the underdog. It is what gets him excited about coming into work each day.

Education
University of Kansas School of Law
J.D.
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University of Oregon
M.S.
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University of Kansas
B.G.S.
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Professional Experience
DRZ Law
- Current
Of Counsel
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
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Partner
Warden Grier
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Trial attorney
United States Department of Justice
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Associate
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
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Associate
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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Judicial clerk
United States District Court for the District of Kansas
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Sexual Assault of Children in Educational Institutions , Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference
Awards
Best of the Bar
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Order of the Coif (Top 10% of Class)
University of Kansas
Samuel Mellinger Leadership, Scholarship, and Service Award
University of Kansas
Editor in Chief, Kansas Law Review
University of Kansas
CALI Award (Top Grade) - Water Law
University of Kansas
CALI Award (Top Grade) - Contracts
University of Kansas
Professional Associations
National Crime Victims Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Member
- Current
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Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Kansas Supreme Court
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Missouri
The Missouri Bar
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Fees
  • Contingent Fees
    25%-50%
Practice Area
  • Civil Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Student Sexual Assault
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Leawood, KS Office
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Contact & Map
DRZ Law
8700 State Line Rd
Suite 305
Leawood, KS 66206
Telephone: (913) 400-2033