Christopher J. Seibold

Principal
2345 Grand Blvd.
Suite 2100
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-472-2917
816-421-1183

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Chris Seibold is a principal practicing in the firm’s Kansas City office. Chris is a seasoned litigator and has extensive trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters. He focuses his practice in the areas of product liability, construction, premises liability, transportation, arson-fraud litigation, employment law, and insurance coverage. Chris has represented clients throughout the Midwest, including state and federal courts in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Kansas as well as matters pending before the American Arbitration Association.

Chris is routinely retained pre-litigation, and he prides himself on early case assessment and evaluation with an eye toward effective case resolution. Drawing on his actual trial experience, Chris is able to provide his clients with a comprehensive set of litigation skills while balancing the client’s economic interests. Significant recent matters Chris has handled include a serious personal injury suffered by a tire explosion and a multimillion-dollar construction defect case related to the building envelope at a college dormitory.

As evidence of his zealous advocacy, Chris has obtained a number of top defense verdicts in Missouri including No. 11 in 2018 in a premises liability case, No. 3 in 2010 in a wrongful death product liability case pending in St. Louis City Circuit Court, and No. 22 in 2008 in an insurance coverage matter pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. In addition, he has been selected by his peers and Super Lawyers Missouri & Kansas as a “Rising Star” among Missouri lawyers from 2013 to 2016.

When not practicing law, Chris is a huge supporter of Missouri Tiger athletics, enjoying live music, and scrambling on the golf course.

Published Appellate Opinions

Berliner v. Ameren Services Corp., 501 S.W.3d 59 (Mo. App. E.D. 2016)
Roller v. American Modern Home Ins. Co., 
484 S.W.3d 110 (Mo. App. W.D. 2015)
Key v. Diamond International Trucks, 
453 S.W.3d 352 (Mo. App. W.D. 2015)
Beckon v. AMCO Ins. Co., 
616 F.3d 812 (8th Cir. 2010)
Goralnik v. United Fire & Casualty Company, 
240 S.W.3d 203 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007)

Prior Legal Experience

Intern, Hon. Mary Kuhnmuench, Milwaukee County Circuit Court

Academic Honors and Activities

Moot Court General Board Member
CALI Award in Torts and Federal Income Taxation
Sports Law Society Member
Law Alumni Scholarship recipient

More About Chris

Education

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
  • University of Missouri (B.S., magna cum laude, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • Federal District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Recent Achievements

  • Honoree - Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List (2018-2019)
  • Rising Stars - Civil Litigation Defense, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2013-2016)

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • ALFA International Construction Practice Group

Speaking

  • Presenter, "It's Worth a Shot: Analyzing Dram Shop Claims in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2020