• Antitrust, Business Law, Criminal Law...
  • Arkansas, Missouri, Missouri, 1977
Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Antitrust/U.S. Trade
  • Class and Derivative Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil
  • Securities Litigation and Enforcement
  • White Collar Defense and Investigations
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
Missouri
Missouri, 1977
United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
United States District Courts for the District of Kansas and Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
United States Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Partner
Current
Education
Vanderbilt University
J.D.
Vanderbilt University
B.A.
Professional Associations
Current
Activities: Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation category), 1995 - present
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Activities: Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal, 2002 - present
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Activities: Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer, 2005 - present
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Activities: Missouri "Local Litigation Star," Benchmark Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms’ and Attorneys
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Activities: Appointed in 1990 and 1991 by U.S. Senators John Danforth and Christopher Bond to Merit Selection Commissions recommending candidates for United States District Judge
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Activities: Lawyers Association of Kansas City – President, 1999-2000; Board Member, 1997-2000
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Activities: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Board of Directors, 2006 - present; Chair, Securities Law Committee, 2000
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Activities: Fellow, American Bar Foundation
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Activities: American Bar Association
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Activities: Defense Research Institute
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Activities: International Association of Defense Counsel
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Activities: Legal & Compliance Division, Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association
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Activities: U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society – Northern Missouri Chair, 1997-1998
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Activities: The Children's Place – Board of Directors, 2006- present
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Activities: DeLaSalle Education Center – Board of Directors, 2008- present
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Activities: Alumni Board – Vanderbilt Law School, 1998-2001
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Activities: Vanderbilt Law School – Recipient, The Morgan Prize, 1977
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Activities: Vanderbilt Law Review – Executive Editor, 1976-1977
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Activities: Carriage Club – President, 1997-1998; Board of Directors, 1994-1998
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Activities: Coro Foundation – President, 1989-1990; Board of Directors, 1987-1990
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Activities: Kansas City Tomorrow, 1989
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Activities: Commercial Litigation
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Activities: Antitrust/U.S. Trade
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Activities: Class and Derivative Actions
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Activities: Securities Litigation and Enforcement
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Activities: White Collar Defense and Investigations
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
1 Kansas Ave
Kansas City, KS 66105
USA
Telephone: (816) 374-3206
Fax: (816) 855-3206