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Christopher F. Pickering

About me

     I am the principal attorney for the Pickering Law Firm.  We focus our practice on providing solutions in business and commercial disputes involving corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships as well as for shareholders, corporate officers, and principal employees.  We provide advice to the corporation, its owners, its principal business generators, as well as the equity owners.  While we bring thirty years of litigation experience to bear on our client’s legal problems, in a wide range of litigation areas, we work primarily with these businesses and individuals. 


     I practice with my daughter Margot who, in addition to supporting the main practice, handles bankruptcy work, and other general litigation.


      Our goal is to find the right solution or strategy for you, and then to execute that solution or strategy for you. 


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    33 years
  2. Corporate: 25%
    30 years
  3. Business: 20%
    30 years
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    33 years
  5. Employment: 10%
    33 years



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Contact info

The Pickering Law Firm, P.A.

130 N. Cherry
Suite 100
Olathe, KS, 66061


KSAuthorized to practice law199007/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active198201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
25 Years of ServiceKansas Bar Association2015
Lane ScholarshipLane Scholar1981
Board of Editors - Student Articles EditorCreighton Law Review1981
Dean's ListDean of the Law school1980
Law ReviewCreighton University of Law1980
Moot Court Board MemberCreighton Law School Moot Court1980
Dean's ListDean of the Law School1979
Member - Moot Court BoardCreighton University Law School Moot Court Board1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyThe Pickering Law Firm, P.A.2013 - 2016
ShareholderShughart Thomson & Kilroy1990 - 2003
AssociateTurner and Bousseau1987 - 1990
AssociateStinson Mag & Fizzell1984 - 1987
Law Clerk Richard H. RalstonFederal District Court Western District of Missouri1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Earl E. O'Connor Inn of CourtMaster of the Bench2015 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar FoundationSustaining Member2013 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Johnson County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ruether v. Power I.T. et. al1. Court awarded Mr. Ruether his attorney fees for defending a counterclaim filed by the company. 2. The Case was resolved.
Roberts v. Affinity BioTech, et alResolved
Ture North Partners v. Vast Petroleum et al.Case Resolved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kansas Ethics Handbook - Third Edition 2015Kansas Ethics Handbook - Chapter 8 "The Lawyer as Advocate"2015
Kansas Bar Association publicationKansas Ethics Handbook, Chapter 8 "The Lawyer as Advocate" Editor / Update2008
Law Review: Creighton Law SchoolEighth Circuit Survey of the Law: Constitutional Law1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor, cum laude1982
University of Iowa College of LawPublic Affairs - State and Local GovernmentMA - Masters1978
University of Iowa College of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practices"Ethical Traps in the LLC"2015
The Basics of Taking and Defending DepositionsDeposition Goals, Laying the Foundation, Case Investigation and Conducting the Deposition2015
NBI CLE Top Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business PracticesDisputes in the LLC: "What not to Do When the Love Is Gone"2015
Kansas Bar AssociationEthics - The Lawyer As Advocate2008