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Christopher (Chris) McHugh is a litigator with decades of experience defending individuals and businesses in civil and criminal litigation in Kansas and Missouri courts. In addition to his litigation practice, Chris counsels entities and individuals on law related to cannabis, marijuana, and hemp projects; represents entities seeking medical marijuana licensure; and assists in all manner of related regulatory issues.
Chris’s courtroom experience spans from state to federal regulatory, trial, and appellate work. He has represented companies in state and federal courts across Kansas and Missouri in commercial litigation matters—particularly in the construction and transportation industries.
Cannabis, marijuana, and hemp clients seek out Chris for his inimitable industry insight. Chris didn’t just study the regulatory scheme, he’s lived it. As an owner-operator of a medical cannabis dispensary and cultivation business, Chris is acutely familiar with what it takes to establish and run a cannabis enterprise in Missouri.
Over the course of his career, Chris has become a subject matter expert on too many subjects to count. Chris never expected he would be critical to determining the law applicable to moon-rocks (yes, that historic victory was his). But that lifelong learning, and the opportunity to be a part of the law, is what captivates him.
Even more than his depth of knowledge, however, Chris’s clients like his style—capable, cool, and unfussy.
Chris is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and Missouri Bar Association.
University of Kansas School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2000
Order of the Coif
Wichita State University
Bachelor of Arts, 1997
– US District Court for the District of Kansas
– US District Court for Western District of Missouri
– US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
– US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- MoCannTrade, Board of Directors & Government Affairs Committee
- Wichita State University Cohen Honors College Advisory Board
Kansas City | 816-673-3900
Kansas City, MO 64106
Lawrence | 785-856-0143
Lawrence, KS 66049
Overland Park | 913-948-9490
Overland Park, KS 66212
Topeka | 785-234-3272
Topeka, KS 66612
Wichita | 316-262-9393
Wichita, KS 67214
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