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Christopher D. Vanderbeek
Chris is a member of Danna McKitrick’s litigation department working primarily in the evaluation and defense of workers’ compensation and other insurance claims.
Protecting the interests of employers and insurers, Chris develops and executes claims management strategies, assesses and meets client objectives, provides valuations, and recommends terms of potential settlement. He is involved with preparations for administrative proceedings and makes frequent court appearances.
Chris also has several years experience analyzing liability and damages in context of insurance and malpractice defense, as well as domestic (family law) and real estate litigation.
Prior to joining Danna McKitrick, Chris was an attorney with an insurance defense boutique firm in St. Louis, working solely on defense of insurance claims. While in law school he clerked with a Columbia, Missouri law firm for two years. He also worked as a reporter and producer for KOMU-TV as part of his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri.
Chris believes that his hard work, attention to detail, and commitment to frequent communications with clients contribute to the strong, collaborative results he achieves with the insurance companies he serves.
Co-Author: "When Bodily Injury Limits Are Stacked, Jurisprudential Consistency Topples," Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Fall 2011.
“Oh, Brother! A California Appeals Court Reaffirms the Denial of Necessary Access for Separated Children to Build and Maintain Sibling Relationships,” 13 U.C. Davis J. of Juv. L. & Pol’y 349 (Summer 2009).
“An Untimely Death of Wrongful Death Claims: Ohio Removes Decedent-Employee Wrongful Death Claims from the Arbitral Forum,” 2008 J. Disp. Resol. 621.
- J.D., University of Missouri School of Law (2009). Dean’s List. Journal of Dispute Resolution, associate managing editor, John E. Burruss Memorial Prize for Outstanding Overall Contribution. CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advocacy. Family Violence & Public Policy. Spring 2009 Family Violence Clinic.
- B.J., University of Missouri, School of Journalism (2005)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
- The Missouri Bar
- Illinois State Bar Association