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Honors and Awards

Judge Lewis W. Clymer Award - 
Jackson County Bar 
Association  (2013)

Obtained one of the Top Ten Defense Verdicts in Missouri in 2012, as reported by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Best of the Bar - Kansas City Business Journal  (2009)

Alumni Achievement Award - UMKC School of Law  (2008)

Legal Leaders of the Year - The Daily Record  (2005)

President's Award - The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section  (2000)

Lon Hocker Memorial Trial Award -The Missouri Bar Foundation  (1999)

Decade Award, UMKC Law Foundation  (1998)


Leadership Positions


Appointed Member, The Missouri Bar Legal Education Committee

Appointed Member, Missouri Supreme Advisory Committee

Board of Directors, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy,
UMKC School of Law

Member, RideKC Development Corporation Board of Directors


Appointed Member, Missouri Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee (2002-2017)

General Chair, Missouri Supreme Court Region IV Disciplinary Committee  (2004-2005)

President, Jackson County Bar Association  (2006, 2007)

Elected Member, KCMBA Board of Directors (2001-2004)

President, KCMBA Young Lawyers Section  (1998)

Missouri Young Lawyers Section Council  (1993 - 2001)


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

Construction Litigation

Insurance Subrogation/Coverage Issues 

Small Business Representation





University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, 
J.D., 1989

Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
B.S. - Physics, 1986

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. Tax Court

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