Christopher James Velez
Attorney, Snark, Space Cadet, and Member of the Joe Carter Haters' Club Since 1993.
C.J. -- as he prefers to be called -- was born and raised in Dover, Delaware, in whose environs he spent his formative years. He dropped out high school at 16, promptly acquired his GED, and went to a four-year school well before he was old enough to vote. C.J. received a Bachelor of Arts from High Point University in 2006, majoring in history. He further received a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 2010, double-majoring in heartburn and esoteric electives. While in law school, C.J. found the time to be actively involved with The Federalist Society, but not to acquire any Pepto-Bismal.
C.J. was admitted to practice in Kansas in 2012. Arriving in Garden City a few weeks after being sworn in, he became a road warrior for YoungWilliams Child Support Services, enforcing child support rights assigned to the State of Kansas in the outlying counties of the 25th and 26th Judicial Districts. This love affair with US-83 was fleeting, however, as C.J. established his own firm in 2013 at the corner of Kansas Avenue and Fleming Street. Where he can often be found to this day, practicing law while not wearing any footwear.
C.J. is a member of the Kansas and Finney County Bar Associations, for whose functions shoes are donned. (Usually.) In addition to being a member of the umbrella Kansas Bar Association, he is also a member of the Kansas Bar Association's Family Law, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law, Solo and Small Firm, and Young Lawyers sections.
When not thinking about the law, C.J. is an avid reader of history and science fiction, as well as a long-time player of World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is also a dyed-in-the-wool fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, which means the year is divided between six months of cursing the sport he loves and six months of gazing out the window longing for its return.