Admitted to Practice

  • Missouri 1977
  • Kansas 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1981

Awards

  • Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Best of Kansas City Legal Services, 2007
  • Lantz Welch St. Jude Award, presented at Bench Bar Conference, 1994

Education

  • University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1977
  • Drury College, Bachelor of Arts, 1973

Credentials

Approved Mediator, Supreme Court of the State of Kansas (Core, Domestic and Civil), 2000-2011)-

Professional Memberships

  • Missouri Trial Lawyers Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Media Committee, Chairman 1987
  • KCMBA Fee Dispute Committee, 1988-2011
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, ADR Committee, for Vice Chairman

Contributing Author

  • Missouri Products Liability Handbook, UMKC School of Law
  • Missouri Trial Tactics, UMKC School of Law

CLE Lecturer

  • Kansas Bar Association 120th Annual Convention, Mediation Techniques 2002
  • Kansas Bar Association Civil ADR in the New Millennium Seminar at University of Kansas Law
  • School Mediation Techniques, 2002
  • UMKC Annual trial Practice Seminar – Courtroom Techniques 1998
  • KCMBA Discovery – Federal Court 1977
  • Approved Course for CLE – Missouri and Kansas, Mediation Techniques, 1995
  • KCMBA, Marathon CLE – Opening Statement Voir Dire, 1995
  • KCMBA Super CLE – Depositions 1994
  • UMKC, Civil Jury Trial Seminar, 1994, 1993
  • Medical Malpractice Seminar, 1992
  • UMKC, Annual Trial l Practice Seminar – Opening Statement for Defendant, 1992, 1991
  • UMKC, Annual Trial Practice Seminar – Direct-Cross Examination, 1990
  • UMKC, Annual Trial Practice Seminar – Exam of Treating Physician, 1985

Guest Lecturer

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, School of Medicine
  • Freeman Hospital of Joplin, Missouri
  • Shawnee Mission Nurses Association Seminars – two years
  • Park Lane Hospital Seminars – two years
  • Mock Trial Participant – two years

Community Positions

  • Johnson County, Kansas Board of Zoning Adjustment, 2006
  • South Metro Study Group
  • Johnson county Sheriff Citizen’s Academy