Christopher Wheaton ’03, ’08 J.D, to Give Alumni Reflections at School of Law

Living the Mission: Alumni Reflections in the School of Law luncheon series presents St. Thomas alumni who discuss how they integrate faith, reason and service into their personal and professional lives.

Christopher Wheaton ’03, ’08 J.D, who has been in solo practice in Northeast Minneapolis since October 2008, will speak Thursday, Sept. 23. His topic is “The St. Thomas Mission in Practice: Faith, Service and Reason in the St. Thomas Lawyer’s Practice of Law.”

Alumni Reflections will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 244, at the UST School of Law on the Minneapolis campus. St. Thomas students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

Wheaton practices almost exclusively in the area of federal consumer rights litigation. The bulk of his practice is litigation relating to abusive and oppressive debt collection practices. He strives to restore and protect the dignity of those who are trying to dig themselves out of debt.

Prior to law school, Wheaton spent 15 years working as a network engineer for Securian Financial Services in St. Paul. He returned to college in his late 20s and graduated from the University of St. Thomas both as an undergrad in ’03 and from the School of Law ’08.

Wheaton believes strongly in the mission of the university and to that end he serves on the UST Alumni Association Board of Directors and the School of Law Alumni Advisory Board. He stays active in the Student-Alumni Mentoring Program and in other volunteer rolls.

While in law school, Wheaton and his wife, Karen, celebrated the birth of two daughters, Siobhan, 4, and Teagan, 2. The family lives in St. Paul’s Como Park.

Alumni Reflections has presented an alumni speaker during the daily worship break once each semester since its inception in the School of Law in 2005.

This speaker series is sponsored by: University of St. Thomas Alumni Association and the University of St. Thomas School of Law and its student groups: the Federalist Society, Lex Vitae, the St. Thomas More Society, Soma, and the Christian Legal Society.

For more information, call Pam Christensen, Alumni and Constituent Relations, (651) 962-6445.