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Christopher J. Seibold, 40

Principal, Brown & James, Kansas City

seibold-chris-headshotPractice Areas: Civil litigation defense including premises liability, construction, product liability, professional liability, employment, and first-party insurance law

Law School: Marquette University

If Christopher Seibold hadn’t chosen law, he may have worked as a UPS driver. He has always liked the idea of wearing shorts to work and driving around town all day while listening to music.

But he says, “I chose the legal profession because it seemed to be a good outlet for my desire to argue.”

A native of St. Louis, Christopher Seibold moved to Kansas City in 2019 to expand his law practice.

He’s recently become the firm’s newest shareholder, but he says his biggest accomplishment was serving as one of the chairs of his firm’s annual seminar.

“The event was virtual for the first time ever,” he says. “We had a record number of attendees and received great feedback.”

Seibold continues to appreciate this career advice he received from one of his mentors: “Treat your career as a profession, not a job. Then it won’t feel quite so much like work.”

When he mentors young lawyers, his best advice is to spend as much time as they can learning from senior lawyers. Even if that time is not billable or occurs during their free time, he urges them to trust that it’s valuable for their development.

Away from work, Seibold enjoys watching Missouri Tiger athletics, attending live music concerts and playing golf.

What is something about you that would surprise people?

I have 3-year-old twins who have me wrapped around their fingers.

What has been one of your favorite moments as an attorney?

Deposing Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse.

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