About Us

About Us

“Our mediation goals extend beyond merely achieving a resolution of the case. Disputes are also about emotion.

Mediation results should please clients and clients should leave the mediation with an enhanced regard for their attorneys.”

Jay Daugherty & Robert Schieber

4717 Grand | Suite 830 | Kansas City, MO 64112 | 816-931-6300
Nothing contained herein is intended to give legal advice.  Individuals should always consult with an attorney before entering into a contract.
MEET JAY DAUGHERTY

As a Circuit Judge for 20 years, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for 7 years, and one of Missouri's

leaders in the development of the practice of mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Jay has

conducted trials in nearly every area of the law.  As a Circuit Judge and an ALJ, he conducted

hundreds of jury trials and thousands of court trials.  In the area of dispute resolution, besides

serving as the Chair of the Supreme Court ADR Commission and conducting hundreds of settlement

conferences as a judge, in private practice he has conducted scores of arbitrations and hundreds of

mediations since joining the Shaffer Lombardo Shurin law firm as well as conducting judicial

settlement conferences in his own cases.  The result is extensive mediation, negotiation and litigation

experience in nearly every area of the law.

Raised in Hermann, Missouri, a small community in central Missouri famous for its German heritage

and winemaking, Jay attended the University of Missouri (B.S. Public Administration); the University

of Missouri-Kansas City (Juris Doctor); and the National Judicial College at the University of Nevada

(Masters in the Judiciary).  After law school he served as an Assistant Attorney General (1981-1984);

worked as an Administrative Law Judge for the Division of Workers' Compensation (1984-1991); and

served Missouri as a Circuit Judge in Jackson County (1991-2011) sitting as a Judge in both

Independence and Kansas City and serving as its Presiding Judge in 2003 and 2004.

Curriculum Vitae

For a more extensive look at Jay Daugherty’s career and practice please view his Curriculum Vitae

Judicial Retention Survey ResultsThe Missouri Bar conducts anonymous surveys of judges by attorneys for each

non-partisan circuit judge at six year intervals.  The Bar conducts these surveys to determine a judge's effectiveness

as a Circuit Judge in the areas of impartiality, integrity, decision-making, legal analysis and settlement skills.  Judge

Daugherty's results were consistently among the best in Missouri throughout his judicial career.

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MEET ROBERT SCHIEBER Judge Robert M. Schieber was appointed as Circuit Judge in November 2006 by Gov. Matt Blunt. Schieber was appointed by the Circuit Court as Family Court Commissioner in May 2000. Schieber was assistant legal advisor to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department from 1998-2000. He was also on contract with the Jackson County Family Court’s Office of the Juvenile Officer from 1997 until his appointment as Family Court Commissioner, representing that office in cases on appeal. Schieber’s legal career began in the Jackson County Circuit Court in 1988 when he was law clerk for then-Circuit Judge John I. Moran. Schieber has worked in public and private practice. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983, and his juris doctorate in 1988 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Judge Schieber has presided over 150 jury trials during the past decade including many complex cases such as the JJ’s explosion litigation and the products liability case involving two separate pelvic mesh products that received national attention. He has the distinction of trying the most jury trials in the area’s largest trial court over the last 10 years. In addition to his extensive judicial experience and training, Judge Schieber has studied mediation techniques at the National Judicial College and through the University of Missouri School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution.

About Us

MEET JAY DAUGHERTY

As a Circuit Judge for 20 years, an Administrative

Law Judge (ALJ) for 7 years, and one of Missouri's

leaders in the development of the practice of

mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Jay has

conducted trials in nearly every area of the law.  As a

Circuit Judge and an ALJ, he conducted hundreds of

jury trials and thousands of court trials.  In the area

of dispute resolution, besides serving as the Chair of

the Supreme Court ADR Commission and

conducting hundreds of settlement conferences as a

judge, in private practice he has conducted scores of

arbitrations and hundreds of mediations since joining

the Shaffer Lombardo Shurin law firm as well as

conducting judicial settlement conferences in his

own cases.  The result is extensive mediation,

negotiation and litigation experience in nearly every

area of the law.

Raised in Hermann, Missouri, a small community in

central Missouri famous for its German heritage and

winemaking, Jay attended the University of Missouri

(B.S. Public Administration); the University of

Missouri-Kansas City (Juris Doctor); and the

National Judicial College at the University of Nevada

(Masters in the Judiciary).  After law school he

served as an Assistant Attorney General (1981-

1984); worked as an Administrative Law Judge for

the Division of Workers' Compensation (1984-1991);

and served Missouri as a Circuit Judge in Jackson

County (1991-2011) sitting as a Judge in both

Independence and Kansas City and serving as its

Presiding Judge in 2003 and 2004. Meet Jay

Daugherty

Curriculum Vitae

For a more extensive look at Jay Daugherty’s career

and practice please view his Curriculum Vitae

Judicial Retention Survey ResultsThe Missouri Bar

conducts anonymous surveys of judges by attorneys

for each non-partisan circuit judge at six year

intervals.  The Bar conducts these surveys to

determine a judge's effectiveness as a Circuit Judge

in the areas of impartiality, integrity, decision-making,

legal analysis and settlement skills.  Judge

Daugherty's results were consistently among the

best in Missouri throughout his judicial career.

MEET ROBERT SCHIEBER Judge Robert M. Schieber was appointed as Circuit Judge in November 2006 by Gov. Matt Blunt. Schieber was appointed by the Circuit Court as Family Court Commissioner in May 2000. Schieber was assistant legal advisor to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department from 1998-2000. He was also on contract with the Jackson County Family Court’s Office of the Juvenile Officer from 1997 until his appointment as Family Court Commissioner, representing that office in cases on appeal. Schieber’s legal career began in the Jackson County Circuit Court in 1988 when he was law clerk for then- Circuit Judge John I. Moran. Schieber has worked in public and private practice. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 1983, and his juris doctorate in 1988 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Judge Schieber has presided over 150 jury trials during the past decade including many complex cases such as the JJ’s explosion litigation and the products liability case involving two separate pelvic mesh products that received national attention. He has the distinction of trying the most jury trials in the area’s largest trial court over the last 10 years. In addition to his extensive judicial experience and training, Judge Schieber has studied mediation techniques at the National Judicial College and through the University of Missouri School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution.
4717 Grand | Suite 830 | Kansas City, MO 64112 | 816-931-6300
Nothing contained herein is intended to give legal advice.  Individuals should always consult with an attorney before entering into a contract.