Biography

Khristopher Johnson-DeLoatch is an associate in Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation practice group, where he handles disputes for companies of all sizes. With prior experience as a summer associate at the firm and as a judicial intern for the Hon. Beth Phillips in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, he is skilled at conducting research and analysis on various legal issues, as well as drafting memoranda, summary judgment and other motions.

In addition, his background in education and policy advocacy lends well to his skills in discovery and researching all the facts of a case, preparing for trial and negotiating settlements with opposing counsel.

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Background

Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Khristopher was a summer legal intern for a major pharmaceutical company, where he provided debriefing on regulations concerning e-signing contracts and analyzed states’ legislative histories to identify upcoming privacy laws in order to keep clinical studies compliant. Before that, he was a summer intern for a multinational financial services company. Prior to law school, Khristopher was a teacher and curriculum specialist.

Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law  (J.D., with honors, 2019)
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Dean’s List
    • Board of Advocates, Chair; Assistant Judging Director
    • National Black Law Students Association, 51st Board of Directors; Mock Trial Director
    • MU Thurgood Marshall Regional Trial Team (2017-2018); Third Place (2018); National Trial Team (2018)
    • Labor and Employment Regional Trial Team (2016-2017)
  • Marian University  (M.Ed., 2015)
    • Americorps Education Award
  • Ohio State University  (B.A., 2013)
    • Economics
    • National Panhellenic Council, Vice President; Man of the Year
    • Buckeye Fraternal Citizenship Award
    • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Secretary
    • Signature Events Programming Committee, Step Show Chair

Admissions

  • Missouri

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Teach For America, Corps Member and Advisor

Accolades

  • Fred. L Howard Prize for Excellence in the Advancement of Advocacy (2019)
  • R. David Ray Trial Advocacy Award (2019)
  • Elwood L. Thomas Inn of Court, Pupil (2018-2019)
  • Scovel Richardson Scholarship (2017)
  • Mock Trial Competition, Finalist (2017)
  • 1L Moot Court Competition, Finalist (2017)
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 1L Scholar (2017)
  • Roscoe Anderson Excellence in Trial Advocacy (2016-2017)
  • Pro Bono Certificate (2016-2017)
  • Negotiation Competition, Finalist (2016)