Chet Compton was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a degree in History and Political Science. After graduation, Mr. Compton spent two years working as a communications specialist in the Office of the Governor of the State of Kansas. Mr. Compton began law school at Washburn University School of Law in 2012.
While at Washburn, Mr. Compton served as the Managing Editor of the Washburn Law Journal and authored a published case comment regarding pharmaceutical patent rights and antitrust law entitled “Redrawing the Line Between Patent Rights and Antitrust Law: How the U.S. Supreme Court’s Over-Extension of Antitrust Law Harms Patent Holders, Damages Innovation, and Discourages Settlements [FTC v. Actavis, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2223 (2013)].” While attending law school, Mr. Compton served for one year as a clerk for the Honorable Eric F. Melgren, District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. He also served as Managing Editor for Volume 54 of the Washburn Law Journal. Mr. Compton graduated with honors in May, 2015.
Mr. Compton joined Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in 2015 and practices primarily in the area of civil litigation. He is a member of the Wichita Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Association.