Patterson, Christopher T.

7000 N.W. Prairie View Rd.Ste. 150Kansas City, MO 64151- 3838

Updated: 01/03/2017


Chris Patterson has been a private practice attorney since 1980. He has extensive experience in several areas of the law, but presently practices primarily in Divorce and Custody, Traffic/Driving While Intoxicated, Mediation, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, and Wills and Trusts.

Chris graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1976 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1980. Since then, he has...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Academic Visitor, Law Faculty

Practice Areas

  • Family Law 60%
  • Mediation 5%
  • Traffic/DWI/Criminal 30%
  • Will, Trust and Estate Planning 5%


Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1980

Other Affiliations

  • Young Life leader and trainer since 1982


  • Young Life National Volunteer Leader Award of Excellence in 2012
  • Excellence in Education Award from the KCI/Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Platte County R-III High School Pirate Hall of Fame
  • National Mountain Dulcimer Champion in 1977

Pro Bono Activities

  • Young Life Leader, Speaker and Trainer, 1982 - 2013
  • Adult Faith Formation Team Member and Teacher, Twelve Apostles Catholic Church

Past Positions

  • Snowden and DeCuyper, Attorney, 1980 - 1985


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 1980
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976
    Major: Journalism


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


7000 N.W. Prairie View Rd.Ste. 150Kansas City, MO 64151- 3838


  • 816-746-6104


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