Christopher Yoder joined at Baron & Budd as a staff attorney in 2021. He works in our Opioid Litigation Group.
Chris Yoder studied philosophy and English literature at Wichita State University, receiving a bachelor of arts in each. His family history of farming closely connected him to grassroots America, and he applied to law school hoping to advocate for those living in underserved rural areas by providing ready access to legal representation.
While attending Washburn University School of Law, Mr. Yoder was a recipient of the Hansen Foundation Rural Initiative grant, which allowed him to gain experience practicing criminal defense in remote areas of western Kansas. This advocacy at such a hyper-local level in the farm community inspired in him a passion for representing those who struggle to afford legal representation that provides them with a sincere and powerful voice in the court system. Because of the great need for attorneys in rural areas, and the difficult barrier of entry for new practitioners, Mr. Yoder was motivated to found the Rural Practice Group at Washburn University School of Law to connect aspiring attorneys with established small-town lawyers and to give them a foothold in the community.
In his spare time, Mr. Yoder enjoys spending time with his wife, a cancer researcher, and their young son. He also plays jazz guitar and studies sustainable agriculture.
Washburn University School of Law, (J.D., 2019)
Wichita State University, (B.A., 2016)
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