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

Bar Admissions

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

ADR 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:
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:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:

Legal 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.
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

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

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