Experience & Accolades

Honors & Awards

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Missouri, Kansas Super Lawyer in 2006 – 2015
AV Rated – Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates.
Multi Million Dollar Advocate Forum
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
St. Jude Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 1990
Thomas E. Deacy Sr., Memorial Trial Practice Award, 1972

Boards and Certifications

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Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
American Board of Trial Advocates
2012 Civil Mediation for Civil Cases – University of Missouri – School of Law
Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, 2012

Ratings

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Martindale-Hubbell

Peer Rating

100%

Client Rating

100%
Lawyers.com

Peer Rating

100%

Client Rating

100%
Avvo

Client Rating

100%

Bar Admissions

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Missouri, 1972 U.S. Federal Court, 1972

Appellate Court Admissions

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Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1972 Supreme Court of Missouri, 1976 Federal
Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2006 Supreme Court of United States, 2014

Education

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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri

J.D. – 1972
Honors: With Distinction
Honors: Order of Bench Robe
Honors: UMKC Law Review
Honors: National Moot Court Team

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri

B.S. – 1969

Professional Associations and Memberships

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American Association for Justice

American Trial Lawyers Association
Johnson County, Missouri Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
National Employment Lawyers Association  – Kansas City Chapter
American Board of Trial Advocates
Buchanan County Bar Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers Association  – National
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers

Published Works

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Missouri Products Liability Handbook (Contributing Author), 1987