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Miller, Phillip A.
Kansas City Mediation Services LC
5401 Brookside Blvd, #302 Kansas City MO 64112

Bar Admissions

District of Kansas:
Bar #8716 (1975)
Missouri, W.D. MO., 10th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court
In Good Standing:

ADR Experience

I have mediated hundreds of commercial matters from simple contract disputes to complex, multi-party litigation in state and federal courts.
Lead Mediator:
135 times
0 times
Counsel for a Party:
0 times

ADR Training

Course Info:
Total 199 hours through 2012. 1998: Civil Mediation Training (KBA, 40 hrs), ADR (MoBar, 6 hrs). 1999: Civil Mediation Training (KTLA, 6 hrs). 2000: Practical Dispute Resolution (KCMBA, 3.5 hrs). 2001: ADR Strategic Planning (KBA, 6 hrs). 2002: Negotiation and Arbitration (JoCoCC, 3 hrs). 2003: Advanced Civil Mediation (Univ of MO, 8 hrs). 2004: Kansas Construction Law ADR (KBA, 6 hrs), Advanced Mediation Training Institute (ABA, 13 hrs). 2005: Geurilla Mediation (KCMBA, 16 hrs). 2006: Mediation in State and Federal Court (KCMBA, 2 hrs); Ethical Considerations in Mediation (KCMBA, 2 hrs); Improving Your Mediation Skills (Assoc in Dispute Resolution, 4 hrs). 2007: Advanced Mediation Training (Baker Univ, 6 hrs); Advanced Mediation Training Institute (ABA, 14 hrs); Attorney\\\'s Guide to Mediation (KCMBA, 4 hrs). 2008: Limits of Legal Mediation (KCMBA, 3 hrs); Uniform Mediation Act (KCMBA, 1 hr); Ethics and Malpractice Challenges for Mediators (ACR, 1 hr); Business & Workplace Conflict (Assoc in Dispute Resolution, 5 hrs). Ethical Issues in Negotiation (MoBar, 1.5 hrs); Mediation Advocacy, Ethical and Effective (Presenter, KCMBA, 9 hrs). 2010: Advanced Mediation Training Institute (ABA, 15 hrs). 2011: Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers (UMKC Law, 8 hrs). 2012: Advanced Mediation Training Institute (ABA, 16 hrs).
Total CME hours:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:

Legal Experience

Since 1999, my practice has been limited to commercial mediation. I was a partner at Watson & Marshall in Kansas City until 1995, then a partner at Armstrong Teasdale in Kansas City until 1999.
Active Litigation:
24 years
0% representing Plaintiffs
0% representing Defendants
0% in Federal Courts
0% in State Courts
Other Experience:
Examples of cases I\\\'ve mediated: Whistle blower claim by employee against former employer under federal False Claims Act. Damage claims among multifamily project owner, general contractor, subcontractors and architect Intellectual property dispute between national news organization and local news content distributor. FINRA claim against securities broker for losses arising from auction rate securities. Dispute between holder of pool of securitized loans and borrowers involving missing loan documents. Breach of fiduciary duty claim by limited partners against general partner. Wrongful foreclosure. Declaratory judgment action between insurance company and reinsurance consortium. Malpractice claims against lawyers, real estate brokers, insurance agents. Lawsuit by physician against health insurance company arising out of reimbursement agreement. ERISA claims involving denial of disability benefits. Action by city against landowner for payment under PILOT agreement for tax increment financing project. Minority shareholder oppression claims involving closely held 80-year old family business. Action against surety bond company by municipality. Claim by charity against estate of donor for failing to fulfill gift pledge. Dispute between Icelandic equipment manufacturer and U.S. purchaser. Damage action by adjoining landowner against developer for contamination of farm pond. Condemnation appeal involving value of business owner’s loss of highway access. Damage claim for copyright infringement involving architectural plans. Constructive eviction claim by shopping center tenant. Dispute involving earn-out provisions in $20 million sale of national insurance brokerage. Claim by landowners against grain storage facility alleging common law nuisance.
1973: B.S. Business, University of Kansas 1975: J.D., University of Kansas
Additional Details:

Fee Structure

$275 per hour for time spent preparing for and conduction mediation. $100 per hour for travel outside Kansas City metro area.

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