Christopher M. Reecht was born in Columbia, Missouri. His family moved to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area before he began school. He grew up in Leawood, Kansas where he graduated from Blue Valley High School. After graduation, Chris went to Ft. Worth, Texas where he attended Texas Christian University and graduated in 1994 with a major in Criminal Justice and minor in Political Science. During college, Chris was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and the men’s golf team. He also interned with an attorney’s office where he worked as a claims assistant.
Upon graduation from college Chris came back to Kansas and attended Washburn School of Law in Topeka as a Presidential Scholar. During law school, Chris interned for a small law firm in Kansas City, Missouri and the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. He was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and included in the Who’s Who of law school students. Chris graduated from Washburn in 1998 and was sworn into the practice of law in Kansas in 1998 and Missouri in 1999.
Since graduation, Chris has practiced in the areas of personal injury, business litigation, criminal defense and prosecution, family law, divorce law, Child In Need of Care, and juvenile law. Chris is also certified as a Guardian Ad Litem to advocate and represent the best interests of children involved in the Court system. He is currently licensed in both Missouri and Kansas but focuses his practice primarily in the District and Municipal Courts of Kansas in the areas of family law, divorce, CINC, Guardian Ad Litem representation, and Criminal Defense. Chris is also the Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Gardner, Kansas.
Chris has served in the leadership of the Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association for several years including the roles of Past President (2009), President (2008), President Elect (2007), Vice President (2006) and President of the Young Lawyers Section (2004 and 2005). He is currently a member of the Family Law Section Committee and the Juvenile Bench Bar Committee of that organization. Chris is currently a member of the Kansas and Missouri Bar Associations.
Chris has also had the opportunity to be a presenter at several seminars and CLEs throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan Area including being the keynote speaker for the Naturalization Ceremony in Kansas City, Kansas for individuals becoming United States Citizens.
Chris makes his home in Johnson County, Kansas where he is married with two young girls. In his free time he loves to play golf, attend sporting events and barbeque with friends.