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Stevens and Brand


Christopher F. Burger

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation - Commercial
  • Construction
  • Eminent Domain
  • Personal Injury

  • Kansas - State, 1993

    Kansas - Federal, 1993

    Missouri - State, 1994

    10th Circuit Court of Appeals

    U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

    Pro Hac Vice and federal admissions around the country
  • Babson College, Boston, MA

    University of Kansas; B.A., 1991; KU School of Law; Juris Doctorate, 1993

    Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA

    Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, MO

    Mr. Burger is a trial attorney who brings those skills and experiences to prosecuting and defending claims, as well as counseling his clients to help keep them out of courtrooms, hearing rooms and losses. As a Kansas Country Lawyer, Mr. Burger handles the complex and simple, whether failed curtain wall or leaky basement foundation, uncompensated cardinal change or a home costing more than expected, a high voltage transmission line right of way or the gate to the back pasture, a manipulated bid shopped through the demands of an owner or an arithmetic error, or any breached duty or contract resulting in economic loss, property damage or personal injury. He has been on the forefront of Kansas construction and real property law, being in the lead role in key Kansas cases concerning damages, delays, bids, defects and settlements.

    Before joining Stevens & Brand LLP in Lawrence, Mr. Burger served as an Assistant Attorney General under Carla Stovall, where he handled all of the State of Kansas’ construction litigation and represented the state in a variety of other disputes, saving the state from tens of millions of dollars of losses and generating multiple millions in revenue.

    His practice is broadened through his practice of law, his role as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Kansas’ School of Law where he teaches construction law and litigation, his involvement in the community, his presentations at CLE's and seminars, and his family.


  • Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Kansas School of Law teaching Construction Law and Litigation, 2005 - present

    Kansas Bar Association, Construction Law Section, 2005- 2013; President 2006-2007

    Douglas County Kansas Bar Association

    The Missouri Bar

    Assistant Attorney General Civil Litigation Division, 1996-2001

    Rotary International

    Board of Directors for Downtown Lawrence, Inc., 2006-11 Treasurer, 2006, 2008; President, 2007

    Lawrence Public Library Board of Trustees, 2006 - 2014; President, 2008-2010

    Lawrence Public Library Foundation, 2007 - 2014

    Lawrence Public Library expansion New Directions Task Force

    Douglas County Young Life

    Boy Scouts of America, Troop 0055 (2011-Present; Committee Chair, Assistant Scoutmaster); Cub Scout Pack 3067 (2006- 2011; Cubmaster, Webelos Leader)

    Lawrence- Douglas County Bicycle Advisory Council, 2011 - 2014

    Kansas Arts Commission, Commissioner, 2011 - 2012

    Kansas Arts Foundation (General Counsel)