Biography

Christopher M. Helt is an associate practicing in the Litigation Department in the Kansas City office of Lewis Rice. Chris advises  individuals and businesses on matters relating to commercial and civil litigation and has represented clients in arguments in various state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas. He has experience in contract disputes, real estate disputes, banking litigation, employment, personal injury defense, appellate procedure, and other matters.

Chris was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch for 2021.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2018)
    • Notes editor, Washburn Law Journal
    • CALI Awards for Legal Writing I and II; Constitutional Law; Federal Courts; Negotiation; White Collar Crime; Real Estate Transactions
    • Top Oralist Overall, Evans National Constitutional Law Moot Court Tournament
    • Vice President, Top Brief and Top Oralist Awards, Washburn Moot Court Council
  • Washburn University of Topeka (B.A., summa cum laude, 2015)
    • Political Science
    • Captain, All-Region Attorney, Mock Trial Team
    • Washburn Tennis Team (doubles player)
    • Study abroad: Cuba, Estonia

Legal Background

  • Summer associate, Kuckelman, Torline, Kirkland (July 2017)
  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (May 2017)
  • Law clerk, Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds, & Palmer (January 2017)
  • Intern, Civil Litigation Division, Arizona Attorney General (Summer 2016)
  • Judicial extern, U.S. District Court of Kansas, The Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil (Fall 2016)

Professional Affiliations

  • Order of the Barristers

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar
  • United States District Court
    • Western District of Missouri
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • District of Kansas
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