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Contact Information

Name:
Cohen, Clifford A
Address:
Cohen McNeile & Pappas, P.C.
4601 College Blvd #200 Leawood, KS 66211
Phone:
913 491-4050
Fax:
913 491-3059

Bar Admissions

District of Kansas:
Bar #08681 (08681)
Others:
Missouri, 1974; Colorado, 1989 (inactive)
In Good Standing:
Yes

ADR Experience

Experience:
I have represented parties in 20 mediations, 6 in the last 5 years; all have been complex civil cases and all resulted in settlement. I have participated in 3 supervised mediations in the Johnson County Small Claims Court, under a mentor provided by the Johnson County Community College (8 hours total); I am approved by the U.S. District Court Western District of Mo.; State of Missouri Rule 17 and American Arbitration Association.
Lead Mediator:
-
Co-Mediator:
3 times
Counsel for a Party:
4 times

ADR Training

Course Info:
Johnson County Community College, Principles of Core Mediation, Nov 9-11, 2006; 24.0 hours Global Resolution Center, Agreements in Mediation, Dec 28, 2006; 3.0 hours Global Resolution Center, Mediation: The Caucus, Dec 28, 2006; 3.0 hours Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assoc, Ethical Considerations in Mediation, Sep 27, 2006; 2.0 hours
Total CME hours:
40
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:
No

Legal Experience

Experience:
I have practiced law 33 years with extensive civil litigation experience in State and Federal courts in Kansas and Missouri; I have been an ethics investigator for 17 years with the Johnson County, Ks Ethics and Grievance committee; I taught Criminal Procedure two years at the University of Missouri at Kansas City; I regularly give Ethics seminars to the Johnson County Bar; I have handled more than 20 mediations as an attorney, all civil cases ranging from claim size of $28,000 to $11,750,000, all of which settled.
Active Litigation:
33 years
30% representing Plaintiffs
70% representing Defendants
10% in Federal Courts
90% in State Courts
Other Experience:
I am the President of my law firm corporation and the designated HR advisor and regularly deal with employee issues, many of which require mediation skills. My firm has 95 employees.
Education:
J.D. UMKC School of Law, 1974
Additional Details:
Circuit Public Defender, 16th Judicial Circuit (Kansas City, Mo.) 1977-1980; supervised staff of 14 lawyers for misdemeanor, juvenile and felony cases; President, Missouri Public Defenders Association, 1977-78; Member, Missouri Supreme Court Judicial Planning Committee, 1978-79; Member of Board of Directors, The Rehabilitation Institute, K.C. Mo. (2006-)

Fee Structure

Rate:
Hourly rate: $200, maximum daily rate: $1200


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