The Attorneys of Knopp and Biggs:

Joe Knopp, Partner

Joe engages in the general practice of law assisting families and businesses. These matters range from divorce and estate planning to real estate development, zoning and corporate organization. He has been involved in litigation for personal injury and commercial transactions.

Born in Junction City Kansas in 1952, Joe grew up on their family farm south of Chapman Kansas. He attended Kansas State University, where he was student body president and earned a B.S. in 1974. Joe received his J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law in 1977 and has been practicing law in Manhattan since 1978.


Chris Biggs, Partner

Chris has extensive experience in lengthy, complicated, and high-stakes jury trials to include homicides, securities fraud and public corruption cases. He received the Outstanding Prosecutor Award from the Kansas County and District Attorneys Association in 1988.

He has both prosecuted and defended capital criminal cases. He also serves as a regular instructor in trial advocacy programs and as a lecturer on trial organization and skills.

Lucas Renz, Partner

Born in Salina, Kansas, Lucas attended Kansas State University where he earned a B.A. in 2018, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2021 from Washburn University School of Law. He was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 2021.

While at Kansas State University, Lucas served as the Interfraternity Council President, served as a senator for the Student Governing Association, was awarded Greek Man of the Year for 2017 and 2018, and was one of just a few students in the Country to be awarded the Undergraduate Award of Distinction.

While at Washburn University School of Law, Lucas was actively involved with the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity and served as a representative for the Washburn Student Bar Association. Lucas graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2021 with Deans Honors.

Lucas joined the firm immediately after graduation and became a partner within two years. Lucas has a general practice and represents clients in matters ranging from family law, criminal defense, business and contracts, estate planning, landlord/tenant disputes, and more. Lucas is a registered athlete agent in the state of Kansas, and available to represent student athletes.

Lucas is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and Riley County Bar Association.