Year of Our Founding
“Our mediation goals extend beyond merely achieving a resolution of the case. Disputes are also about emotion. Results of the mediation should please the clients — and clients should leave the mediation with an enhanced regard for their attorneys.”
That’s who we are
Meet Our Neutrals
In recent years, Jay has twice been selected by the bar as Kansas City’s Mediator of the Year and has conducted well over 3,000 mediations. He served
as a Circuit Judge for 20 years, an Administrative Law Judge for 7 years, and is…
Robert M. Schieber was appointed as Circuit Judge in November 2006 by
Gov. Matt Blunt. He was appointed
by the Circuit Court as Family Court Commissioner in May 2000. Schieber was assistant legal advisor to the
John Phillips joined forces with former judges Jay Daugherty and Bob Schieber at the end of 2018, after leaving his active trial practice of over 40 years with Husch Blackwell law firm. His practice there grew from general litigation to include…
Missouri Court of Appeals Judge
Victor Howard left the bench to
dedicate his career to providing mediation and arbitration services.
The Missouri Bar surveys show
Howard as one of Missouri’s highest-rated judges…
Judge Charles Atwell joined us in December 2020. Charles brings 40 years of rich litigation experience to his mediation and arbitration practice, including 16 years as a Circuit Judge in Jackson County, Missouri. His background includes…
NANCY E. KENNER
Nancy has been a practicing attorney and mediator for over 30 years. She started her practice at a large litigation firm and moved to a small, plaintiff’s practice ten years later. She was one of the first trained mediators in Kansas City. Nancy’s litigation experience…
Joe Dandurand served 21 years as Circuit Judge in Cass and Johnson Counties, 15 years as Presiding Judge. He was then elevated by gubernatorial appointment to a judgeship on the Missouri Court of Appeals-Western District. Joe retired from the bench to accept an…
Bruce Keplinger has worked as an advocate and a neutral in civil litigation and in administrative matters for 45 years. Bruce has mediated civil disputes and has also served as an arbitrator, chairing several multi-day hearings. As a trial lawyer…
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