Christopher M. Helt is an associate practicing in the Litigation Department in the Kansas City office of Lewis Rice. Chris advises clients on matters relating to commercial and civil litigation. He has experience in state contract law, employment, bankruptcy, firearms, and appellate procedure.

Practice Areas


  • 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


  • Missouri Bar