“Mr. Weigand’s determination to advance the Kansas legal community through his altruistic philanthropy is something that I truly admire. Being a part of this exceptional family of Scholars is an absolute honor and I cannot wait to contribute to the success of the Trust in the future.”


Bobby Chipman

Washburn University
Weigand Scholar: 2016

Hometown:
Topeka, KS

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Education:
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2016

  • Certificates in Business & Transactional Law, Tax Law
  • CALI Awards: Legal Analysis, Research & Writing (LARW) I; LARW II; Taxation of Individual Income; Taxation of Business Enterprises; Tax Policy Seminar; Taxation by State & Local Governments; Health Care Law & Policy; and Energy Regulation 
  • Washburn Law Journal, Staff Writer
  • Business & Transactional Law Society Treasurer

M.B.A., Washburn University, 2016

  • Business Law Emphasis

C.P.A., Missouri, 2017 Bachelor of Business Administration, Washburn University, 2013 

  • Major: Accounting and Management
  • Minor: Leadership Studies
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • 2013 Washburn University Student-Athlete of the Year
  • Marcoux School of Business Scholar

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate and Transactional
  • Venture Capital

Professional Associations:

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • California Bar Association

After graduating from Washburn Rural High School in 2009, Bobby Chipman stayed in Topeka and attended Washburn University. While Bobby was at Washburn, he was involved in many activities on campus. He was a Senator for the student government association and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honors Society), and the Leadership Institute. He participated in these activities all while of playing for the Ichabod basketball team.

Bobby earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, double majoring in Accounting and Management, and minoring in Leadership Studies. Bobby graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.63 grade point average and was also selected as the 2013 Student-Athlete of the Year. This award is given to the student athlete at Washburn who excels in their sport, academically, and in the community. Also during Bobby’s senior year, he orchestrated basketball camps in Kansas, Sweden, and Denmark as part of his leadership internship.

Bobby spent a summer interning at PwC, one of the Big Four accounting firms in Kansas City before continuing his education at Washburn University School of Law. Once at law school, Bobby’s work ethic led to academic success as he has received top paper in Legal Analysis, Research & Writing (LARW) I; LARW II; Taxation of Individual Income; Taxation of Business Enterprises; Tax Policy Seminar; Taxation by State & Local Governments; Health Care Law & Policy; and Energy Regulation.  He is also a staff writer for the Washburn Law Journal and has a leadership position in both the Business & Transaction Law Society and the Tax & Estate Planning Law Society. Bobby is also very involved with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at Washburn Law that helps low income individuals file their taxes without any expense.

Bobby spent his 1L summer as a law clerk for the boutique business and tax law firm of Newbery, Ungerer, & Hickert LLP in Topeka.  Bobby was a 2015 summer associate for Polsinelli in Kansas City and accepted post graduate employment with them.   Bobby graduated from Washburn’s dual degree program where he earned M.B.A. and J.D. simultaneously! Bobby graduated with a 3.83 g.p.a. (magna cum laude) and was 2nd in his class. He also graduated with distinction and a 4.0 g.p.a. in the MBA program.  Bobby beaome a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Missouri in 2017.  


“I have always been proud to call Kansas my home. Joining the Weigand family only enhances this feeling of pride in knowing Kansas is an excellent place to forward my legal career. “