Christopher F. Burger

Adjunct Faculty
Primary office:

Christopher Burger is a trial attorney at Stevens & Brand LLP who prosecutes and defends claims, as well as counsels his clients to help keep them out of courtrooms, hearing rooms and losses. As a Kansas country lawyer, Burger handles the complex and simple, whether failed curtain wall or leaky basement foundation, uncompensated cardinal change or a home costing more than expected, a manipulated bid shopped through the demands of an owner or an arithmetic error, or any breached duty or contract resulting in economic loss, property damage or personal injury. He has been on the forefront of Kansas construction and real property law, being in the lead role in key Kansas cases concerning damages, delays, bids, defects and settlements.

Before joining Stevens & Brand in Lawrence, Burger served as an assistant attorney general under Carla Stovall, where he handled all of the state of Kansas' construction litigation and represented the state in a variety of other disputes, saving the state from tens of millions of dollars of losses and generating multiple millions in income.

Courses Taught:
  • Construction Law and Litigation


Representative Publications

"Issues in Green Construction," Journal of the Kansas Bar Association; "Recreational Use Immunity: Play at your own Risk," Journal of the Kansas Bar Association; "Removal of Judges in Civil Cases," Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyer's Association


J.D. 1993, B.A. 1991, University of Kansas


Kansas (state and federal), 1993; Missouri, 1994; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court, 1996


Kansas Bar Association (Construction Law Section); Douglas County Kansas Bar Association; Rotary International; Lawrence Public Library Board of Trustees; Lawrence Public Library Foundation; Lawrence Public Library Expansion New Directions Task Force; Douglas County Young Life; Lawrence-Douglas County Bicycle Advisory Council; Kansas Arts Commission

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