A member of the real estate practice group, Andrea G. Bough’s experience in economic development, land use, planning, zoning, and subdivision regulations allows her to represent clients on complex redevelopment projects at the state and local levels. Andrea has appeared before city councils, planning commissions, zoning boards and other agencies in Missouri and Kansas and has previously served as special counsel for zoning boards and planning commissions for Kansas municipalities. In addition to her development and land use practice, Andrea also represents clients in purchase and sale contracts and commercial leases.

Andrea previously served as special zoning counsel for the City of Fairway, KS Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission, legal counsel for the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Commission for the City of Mission Hills, KS, and legal counsel for the Planning Commission for the City of Roeland Park, KS.

Andrea currently serves on the Kansas City, Missouri City Council, where she is Vice-Chair of the Neighborhood, Planning & Development Committee and a member of the Special Committee on Legal Review. In addition to her role on the Council, she serves as the Mayor’s appointee on the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, the Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board and the Kansas City Health Care Trust & Workers’ Compensation Board.

Practice Areas


  • University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (J.D., with distinction, 2000)
    • Administrative editor, UMKC Law Review
    • Staff member, Urban Lawyer
  • Missouri State University (B.S., cum laude, 1993)
    • Political science
    • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Legal Background

  • Of Counsel, Stinson Morrison Hecker (2011-2013)
  • Associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2001-2008)
  • Clerk, Hon. Harold Lowenstein, Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri (2003)
  • Clerk, Hon. Patricia Breckenridge, Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District of Missouri (2000-2001)

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Center School District Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council (2022-present)
  • Center School District Communities that Care Steering Committee (2022-present)
  • Board member, Kansas City Chapter, Missouri Eating Disorder Association (2016-2022)
  • Country Club Christian Church (Capital Campaign Committee, 2011; Congregational Board, 2008-2011; Stewardship Co-chair, 2007-2009; Endowment Trustee, 2004-2007, 2015-2019)
  • Steering Committee, Harvester's Chef's Classic (2010-2016; Co-chair, 2014-2016)
  • Steering Committee, Kansas City NEDA Walk (2015-2017)
  • Board of Directors, Heartland Men's Chorus (2013-2014)
  • Steering Committee, Heartland Men's Chorus' Dinner of Note (2012-2014; Co-chair, 2013-2014)
  • Honorary Co-Chair, Off the Wall Dinner, Sheffield Place (2013)
  • Mayor-elect Sly James Transition Team (2011)
  • Chairwoman, Mayor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics Reform (2011)
  • Kansas City, MO Charter Review Commission (2013)
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Day School Parents' Guild (2010-2012)
  • Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund Board (2006-2008)
  • Jackson County Law Library Board of Trustees (2005-2008)
  • Jackson County Democratic Committeewoman, 8th Ward (2004-2006)
  • Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus (2005-2006)

Honors & Awards

  • JoEllen Flanagan Engelbart Pro Bono/Public Service Award, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (2023)
  • Business Practitioner Award, Women's Justice Awards, Missouri Lawyer's Weekly (2017)
  • Public Service Award, Women’s Justice Awards, Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly (2022)