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Smithyman, Lee M.
Smithyman & Zakoura, Chartered
750 Commerce Plaza II 7400 West 110th Street Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 661-9800
(913) 661-9863

Bar Admissions

District of Kansas:
Bar #9391 (-)
Missouri Bar, Bar No. 41727, Year of Admission 1991 U. S. Tax Court, Year of Admission 1990
In Good Standing:

ADR Experience

Have had five cases over the last six years, achieving settlement in business contract disputes involving employment issues, company purchase valuation issues, computer service billing/value issues, insurance claim valuation, and construction contract differences. Have participated as counsel for a party in approximately 25 mediations in the last five years.
Lead Mediator:
5 times
0 times
Counsel for a Party:
25 times

ADR Training

Course Info:
AAA - Arbitrator II Workshop - 12/04/01 - 11.0 AAA - Commercial Arbitrator Training - 09/17/99 - 6.0 AAA - Mediation Training - 05/04/91 - 16.0
Total CME hours:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:

Legal Experience

Legal experience is 80% civil litigation and 20% business transactions. Litigation includes 70% in commercial and business issues, 20% in insurance, and 10% health care. Experienced in disputes involving partnership, franchise and commercial agreements. Frequent lecturer in legal ethics. Provided expert witness testimony on Kansas insurance issues on several occasions.
Active Litigation:
27 years
50% representing Plaintiffs
50% representing Defendants
35% in Federal Courts
65% in State Courts
Other Experience:
Captain in the U. S. Army - 1970-1974 (Air Defense Artillery/Airborne Ranger Training) Analyst at Exxon Chemical Corp. - 1969-1970
Carnegie-Mellon University - B.S. in Business Administration - 1970 Carnegie-Mellon University - M.S. in Industrial Administration - 1970 Washburn University - J.D. - 1976
Additional Details:
Board Certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil litigation Tenth Judicial District Nominating Committee - Member Johnson County, Kansas Ethics Committee - Member Kansas Board of Discipline - At-Large Member Wyandotte County, Johnson County, and Kansas Bar Associations Missouri Bar Association Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court - Master Emeritus

Fee Structure

$2,000 per day mediator compensation $225 per hour for study time

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