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Honors and Awards

Lincoln University Hall of Fame (2013)
Pat Kelly Distinguished Service Award - UMKC Law Alumni Association (2011)

Purcell Professionalism Award - The Missouri Bar (2011)

Lifetime Achievement Award - NAACP,
Jefferson City, Missouri Branch (2009)

Dean of the Trial Bar - KCMBA  (2006)

Lifetime Achievement Award - UMKC Law
Foundation  (2005)

President’s Award - Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association  (2003)

Judge Lewis W. Clymer Award -
Jackson County Bar
Association  (2003)

Congenial Counselor Award - Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association  (2002)


Leadership Positions


Secretary, Lincoln University Foundation Board

Trustee Emeritus, UMKC Law Foundation Board of Trustees

Liasion, The Missouri Bar Fee Dispute Committee


Appointed Member, ABA House of Delegates  (2003-2007)

Member, Committee to Review Code of Ethics, The Missouri Bar

Treasurer, UMKC Law Foundation Board of Trustees

Vice-Chair, KCMBA Fee Dispute Committee

President, Jackson County Bar Association (1977-79)

Board of Directors, Mid-City Towers (2000-2005)


Professional Associations and Affiliations

The Missouri Bar
American Bar Association
National Bar Association
Jackson County Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers


(816) 471-8575

(816) 421-0243 - fax






         Areas of Practice

Insurance Defense

General Liability Defense

Professional Liability Defense

Small Business Representation

Trucking Accident Investigation

Employment Discrimination



University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law,  J.D., 1973

Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri  B.S. - History, 1964

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

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