Christopher W. Dumm

Of Counsel

  • An of counsel attorney of Conroy Baran LLC, Chris has extensive experience representing clients regarding estate planning, trusts, and business succession and tax needs. He is a frequent lecturer at educational events for attorneys, accountants and other professionals on estate, elder law, business and tax planning, business succession, retirement planning, planned charitable giving strategies and family wealth protection.
  • Chris focuses his practice on financial and healthcare powers of attorney, wills, living wills/advanced medical directives, HIPAA authorizations, deeds, revocable living trusts, life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, intentional grantor irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, corporations (S, C, and Non-profit), buy-sell agreements, estate tax planning strategies, and long-term care planning.
  • Chris received his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Missouri-Columbia after completing a double major in finance and economics. Chris earned his juris doctor from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


  • University of Missouri - Columbia (BSBA, Finance and Economics)
  • Regent University School of Law (JD)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Arkansas
  • Texas
  • Virginia


  • Author, Agribusiness: Understanding Grain Marketing Alternatives, Practical Law Finance, Practical Law Company, May, 2014

Current and Past Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Southern State University - Adjunct Professor
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Missouri-Kansas Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Southwest Missouri Estate Planning Council
  • Planned Giving Council of the Four States
  • Midwest Estate and Financial Planning Institute – Founding Member
  • Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel
  • e.Planners Educational Alliance
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs – Accredited Attorney

Recent Business and Community Development and Board of Directors:

  • Board of Directors, Mercy Hospital Foundation – Chair
  • Missouri Southern State University Lionbacker Steering Committee - President

Christopher W. Dumm