J. Christopher ("Chris") Spangler received his bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1985 and received his Juris Doctor Degree, with Distinction, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1988. After serving a one year clerkship with Missouri law firm of Westner, Kempton and Russell. Since 2000, Mr. Spangler has been a solo practitioner in Sedalia specializing in the defense of civil and criminal cases. He has extensive jury trial and appellate experience including personal injury, wrongful death, commercial and death penalty litigation. He routimely represents the insureds of major insurers and also works with insurers to evaluate claims for settlement/mediation purposes prior to the institution of litigation.