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Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
9401 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 700
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
District of Kansas:
Bar #9138 (-)
Missouri - 1986
U.S. District Court - W.D. Mo. - 1986
U.S. Courts of Appeals, Tenth, Eighth, Fourth, Federal Circuits
U.S. Claims Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Conducted fifty mediations as mediator. Participated in numerous mediations representing a party. Received mediation training by U.S. District Court - District of Kansas under the old panel rules. Appointed as special master by Johnson County District Court to oversee discovery in a civil case.
Counsel for a Party:
Arbitrator I certification training, American Arbitration Association
Mediation Training, U.S. District Court - D. Kan. - under old panel system
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:
Partner, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne
Kansas Board of Discipline for Attorneys, Member, appointed by Kansas Supreme Court (2000 - ).
Kansas Judicial Council, Member, appointed by Kansas Supreme Court (1994 - ).
Board Certified in Civil Litigation by the American Board of Trial Advocates (1994).
Civil Justice Reform Act Committee, United States District Court ? District of Kansas, Co-Chairman, (1995 - 1998).
Kansas Supreme Court Civil Code Advisory Committee, Chairman, (1995 - ).
Kansas Bar Association Ethics 2000 Commission Chairman, (2002 - ).
10% representing Plaintiffs
90% representing Defendants
40% in Federal Courts
60% in State Courts
University of Missouri (Kansas City, Missouri)
Juris Doctor, 1975
Casenote, 43 U.M.K.C. L. Rev. 211 (1974).
?Dealing With Change: The New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,? 63 Kansas Bar Journal 26 (April, 1994).
?The Fork in the Road: A Practitioner?s Guide to the 1997 Changes in the Code of Civil Procedure,? 66 Kansas Bar Journal 32 (June-July, 1997).
?Improper Advances: The Rule Against Sex with Clients,? 67 Kansas Bar Journal 40 (June-July, 1998).
?Not with My Client You Don?t: The Propriety of Contacting Represented Parties,? 2 Johnson County Bar Association Barletter 6 (January 1998).
?Can We Talk?: The Lawyer?s Ethical, Professional and Proper Duty to Communicate with Clients,? 7 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy 105 (Spring, 1998).
?Resuscitating the Principle of Perjury,? Kansas Association of Defense Counsel Legal Letter, p.1 (March 1999).
?Lawyers Beware: Increasing Efforts to Invade the Attorney-Client Privilege Through Examination of Attorneys? Fee Statements,? Kansas Association of Defense Counsel Legal Letter, p. 1 (December 1999).
?The Lawyers? Creed of Professionalism: Some Observations from the Field,? 69 Kansas Bar Journal 24 (February, 2000).
?A Profession on the Threshold: The Bar Considers Multiple Discipline Practice,? 69 Kansas Bar Journal 12 (March, 2000).
?Can?t We All Just Get Along??: A Review of Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel, 70 Kansas Bar Journal 12 (March, 2001).
?Honor in Battle: The Conflict Between Candor and Zealous Advocacy,? 70 Kansas Bar Journal 16 (October, 2001).
?Nip it in the Bud: Kansas Adopts Diversion for Lawyer Discipline,? Johnson County Bar Association Barletter, (December 2001)
?May It Please the Court: A Tribute to Charles S. Schnider,? 71 Kansas Bar Journal 16 (September, 2002).
?Walking the Line: Government Lawyer Ethics,? 12 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy 437 (Spring, 2003).
?Have Gun ? Will Travel: Where Should Depositions Be Taken?? Kansas Association of Defense Counsel Legal Letter, p. 1 (Summer 2003).
Co-Author, Kansas Employment Law Handbook (K.B.A. 1991; 1995 Supp.).
Co-Author and Co-Editor, Kansas Lawyer Ethics Handbook (K.B.A. 1996; 2001 Supp.).
Hourly rate, $360.00 per hour, plus expenses
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