Trial lawyer, specializing in litigation involving construction, business and contracts, employment (exclusively for employers), professional responsibility and malpractice, ethics consultation, and expert witness testimony in lawyer liability, ethics and attorneys' fees cases. Board Certified in Civil Litigation by NBTA. AAA Construction Arbitrator and Mediator. Member, Kansas State Board of Discipline for Attorneys. Member, Kansas Judicial Council. Chairman, Kansas Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee. Chairman, Johnson County Bar Ethics and Grievance Committee. Chairman, Judicial Council Civil Code Advisory Committee. Chairman, Kansas Ethics 2000 Commission. Member, KBA Professionalism Commission. Author of more than thirty articles, and presenter at more than 200 seminars.
Kansas, 1976; Missouri, 1986. U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri. U.S. Courts of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Federal Circuit. U.S. Supreme Court.
The Principia College, 1972 (honors), B.A. in Business Administration and English Literature.
University of Missouri - Kansas City, 1975, J.D.
Professional Associations & Memberships
A.B.A., Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Johnson County (Ks) Bar Association, Wyandotte County (Ks) Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court (former President).
Honors and Awards
“Best Lawyers in America” (2007).
“Kansas Super Lawyers,” (2006 - ).
Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Bar Association (1995).
Johnson County Bar Association President’s Award (2004).
Areas of Practice
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Business Torts
- Civil Rights
- Class Action
- Construction Law
- Intellectual Property
- Labor & Employment Law
- Professional Malpractice
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