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The POWER List 2023: Edward D. “Chip” Robertson Jr.

Edward D. “Chip” Robertson Jr. Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, Jefferson City

Chip Robertson stepped down from the Missouri Supreme Court bench in 1998 after about 13 years on the bench to open one of the state’s premier appellate practices.

In 2021, Robertson was on the attorney team that worked to free Kevin Strickland, whose triple-murder conviction was thrown out in 2021 under the recent law that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate cases for possible wrongful convictions.

Robertson also was involved in the appellate defense of a $38 million jury verdict over a girl’s birth defects from an anti-seizure drug that reached the Missouri Supreme Court in 2018 before it resulted in a settlement. The case was one of several that determined the proper venue for out-of-state plaintiffs.

That same year, he was special counsel to the Missouri House committee that investigated Gov. Eric Greitens before the governor’s resignation.

Robertson earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1977. In 1990, he earned an LL.M. from the University of Virginia.

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