• Business Law, Employment Law
  • Arkansas, Kansas, 1989, Missouri, Missouri, 1988, Texas, Texas, 1984
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
Kansas, 1989
Missouri
Missouri, 1988
Texas
Texas, 1984
Professional Experience
Partner
Current
Education
Columbia University
J.D.
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
University of Southampton-England
Diploma in Graduate Studies
University of Tennessee
B.A.
summa cum laude
Professional Associations
Current
Activities: College of Labor and Employment Lawyers – Fellow
Current
Activities: The Practical Litigator – National Editorial Board Member
Current
Activities: Member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Bar Foundation
Current
Activities: ABA Sections of Labor and Litigation, the Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Associations
Current
Activities: Women Lawyer’s Association
Current
Activities: Former Co-Chair with Judge Fernando Gaitan of the UMKC Law School Minority Affairs Committee
Current
Activities: Former Regional President and member of the Executive Committee of the NCCJ
Current
Activities: Former Chair of the Western District of Missouri Federal Practice Committee (Advisory Committee to the Court)
Current
Activities: Kansas City Business Journal – Named repeatedly as one of the "Best of The Bar" in the Kansas City area
Current
Activities: Named repeatedly a "Super Lawyer" in Kansas and Missouri
Current
Activities: David Dixon Award for outstanding achievement in appellate advocacy, 1992
Current
Activities: KCMBA President’s Award for founding an Internship Program for Inner City Youth, 1993
Current
Activities: Legal Aid of Western Missouri Honorable H. Michael Coburn Community Service Award, 1997
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
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Kansas City, MO, USA
Telephone: (816) 374-3235
Fax: (816) 855-3235