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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 1987, Order of Barristers; Board of Advocates; University Scholarship; William L. Bradshaw Scholarship; Roscoe Anderson Moot Court Award
    • B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984, Political Science
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1987
    • United States Supreme Court, 1994
    • U.S. Tax Court, 1994
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1998

Christopher Molzen has obtained several top 10 defense verdicts in the past 10 years.  He serves as chairman of Polsinelli’s Health Care Professional Liability Litigation practice, which received a 2012-2013 National Tier 1 ranking from U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. He also has an “AV” Martindale Hubbell attorney peer ranking, the highest honor available on Martindale.

As chairman of the firm’s Health Care Professional Liability Litigation practice, Chris has tried to a successful verdict many multi-million dollar, high-exposure cases, and gets called in when the stakes are high enough that the physician, facility or practice group may not be around if the jury returns an unfavorable verdict.

Chris has extensive courtroom trial experience as well as appellate and professional board experience, representing clients primarily in the areas of:

  • Hospital liability
  • Physician and nursing malpractice
  • Products liability of all kinds
  • Significant catastrophic injury and death litigation

He also represents clients in a variety of health care law issues, including:

  • Medical products and pharmaceutical litigation
  • Medical staff credentialing
  • Professional board hearings
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Employment and business formation agreements
  • Creation of bylaws and policies
  • Risk management advice
  • HIPAA-related issues
Publications & Presentations
The Evolution and Anatomy of Medical Malpractice
Guest Presenter at Shawnee Mission Mecial Center
2009
Publications & Presentations
The Changing Standard of Care in Medicine; E-Health, Medical Errors and Technology Add New Obstacles
Journal of Legal Medicine, 23:449-490 (December 2002)
Cited as authority and with approval in Estate of Hagedorn, ex rel., Hegedorn v. Peterson, 690 N.W.2d 84, 89[9] (Iowa 2004); and "Putting the Caps on Caps: Reconciling the Goal of Medical Malpractice Reform with the Twin Objectives of Tort Law," 59 Vand. L. Rev. 1457, 1492 (2006).
December 2002
Publications & Presentations
The Anatomy of Medical Malpractice Claims
Guest Speaker at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
2002
Publications & Presentations
HMO Liability, ERISA and Your Deposition
Presented at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Health Law Class
2002
Publications & Presentations
Concepts of Federalism at the Supreme Court
Program Organizer and Moderator
2000