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Overview

Kip focuses his practice on white collar defense, government investigations and complex commercial litigation.

Kip helps corporate and individual clients navigate government investigations, including those with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He also represents company executives during internal investigations, and leads such investigations for corporations. In his commercial litigation practice, he represents clients large and small across multiple industries, on complex matters including:

  • Class actions
  • Business disputes
  • Product liability
  • Consumer protection
  • Labor and employment

Although clients may view investigations or litigation as worrisome, Kip is known for putting them at ease. Even when investigations have positive client outcomes, Kip sees opportunities to put better policies in place, mitigating risk going forward. Clients appreciate that in addition to providing optimal legal strategies and solutions, Kip communicates clearly and reassuringly – always focused and responsive.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
    • Advocacy Certificate
    • Kansas Law Review, Staff Editor
  • B.S., United States Military Academy at West Point
    • Economics

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • District of Columbia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Clerkships

  • The Hon. Daniel D. Crabtree, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Experience
  • Defended elected official against bribery and other allegations. Negotiated satisfactory resolution for client.
  • Represented CEO and CFO of international manufacturer during audit committee's investigation in conjunction with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation, which closed without charges against the executives.
  • Represented mid-level executive of international media conglomerate during all phases of SEC investigation, resulting in no liability for client.
  • Assisted service member in successfully remaining in U.S. Army, with allegations that would lead to dishonorable discharge dismissed on lack of grounds.
  • Obtained honorable discharges for four service members in individual administrative proceedings concerning alcohol or drug use stemming from deployment-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other issues.
Outside the Office

Kip’s choice? A day at the zoo.

His very young son is an animal lover, so the family’s go-to spot is the Kansas City Zoo. Kip also enjoys golfing – leisurely and “not well” (yet). A former rugby player, Kip has retired his cleats, but remains an avid fan of the game.

Community Leadership

A former U.S. Army Captain, Kip supports recovering service members, their families and caregivers.

From 2006 to 2014, Kip served as an officer in active duty infantry units. He now is a Junior Board Member of the Military Bowl Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization benefitting current and former U.S. service members.

The Junior Board’s primary function is fundraising for Patriot Point, a recreational retreat near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Patriot Point invites recovering service members, their families and caregivers to fish, boat, relax and refresh on nearly 300 acres of coastal waterfront property.