Practice Areas:
Labor Arbitration and Fact-Finding
Labor Law, Employment Law, and Personnel Law
Litigation in state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri
Employment Discrimination Claims and Litigation
Legal Compliance Training, Employment, Personnel, and Labor Topics
Kansas State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1973)
Duke University Law School (1973-1975)
University of Kansas Law School (J.D., 1976; Order of the Coif)

Bar Admissions:
Kansas (1976), Missouri (1990)
U.S. Courts of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Courts, District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri

Professional Activities and Background:
Selected for Best Lawyers in America (area of Labor and Employment Law)
Selected by Ingram’s Magazine for Best Lawyers in Kansas City (area of Labor and Employment Law)
Selected for Super Lawyers (area of Labor and Employment Law) 2017
Selected as President and Executive Committee member of the Employment Law section of the Kansas Bar Association (2016-17)
Approved by the State of Kansas as a Civil Mediator
Approved by the Kansas Department of Education as Hearing Examiner for Teacher Due Process cases (2013-present)
Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honorary
Duke University Law Journal (1974-1975)
Board of Directors (1984-1989), V.P. (1986-1989), Legal Aid Society of Topeka
Associate General Counsel, Director of Legal Services, and General Attorney, Western Resources, Inc., (1987-1998)
Staff Attorney, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., (1976-1987)
Editorial Review Board of Kansas Labor Letter (2000-2001)
Intern in President Nixon’s White House Press Office, Washington, D.C. (1972)
American, Kansas, Topeka (Chair, Legal Aid Committee, 1987) Bar Associations

Authorships and Presentations:

Numerous presentations on labor and employment law topics, for Kansas Human Rights Commission, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, National Business Institute, Public Risk Management Association, and private employers.

Biographical Information: 
Born in Kansas City, Missouri; attended public schools in Ottawa, Kansas.