Biography

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1988)
    • University of Kansas Law Review
    • Moot Court Council
    • Appellate Advocacy, instructor
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Kansas (M.B.A., 1988)
    • Finance Emphasis
    • Graduate Business Scholar
  • Washburn University of Topeka (B.B.A., 1984)
    • Finance & Economics double major, Communications minor
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon
    • Student Body Vice-President/Chair of Student Senate
    • Washburn Debate Squad

Legal Background

  • Law clerk, Kansas Insurance Department (1981-1983)
  • Summer law clerk, Phillips Petroleum Corporation, Bartlesville, OK (1983)

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court
  • Earl E. O'Connor Inn of Court

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts, Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri, District of Kansas, District of Colorado, District of Nebraska
  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Saint Lawrence Catholic Campus Center
  • Board Member, Saint Lawrence Catholic Campus Center Foundation
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church
  • Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem
  • Two-term elected Precinct Committee Man, Shawnee Kansas