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Jay Daugherty

As a Circuit Judge for 20 years, an Administrative Law Judge for seven years, and one of Missouri’s leaders in the development of the practice of mediation and arbitration, Jay has conducted well over 2,500 mediations and scores of arbitrations 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, Jay has conducted mediations in most major cities and communities throughout the United States with settlements ranging from $2,500 to $1.5 billion. The result is extensive mediation, negotiation and litigation experience in nearly every area of the law.

  • University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada – Masters in the Judiciary, 1995
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri – Juris Doctor, 1981
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri – Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, 1978
  • Kansas City Mediator of the Year, 2017, 2019, 2021
  • Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Training 
  • Chair, 2009-present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
  • Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Chair, 1996-2002
  • Supreme Court, Chief Justice Advisory Council Member, 2005-2008 
  • Circuit Court Budget and Audit Committee Chair, 2001-2002; Member, 1997-present
  • Circuit Court Committee on Docketing Chair, 1999-present
  • KCMBA Juvenile Law Committee Chair, 1997-1999
  • Supreme Court Case Management Committee Member, 1999-2005
  • Supreme Court Electronic Courts Committee Member, 1996-1997
  • Circuit Court Executive Management Committee Member, 1997-1998, 2001-2008 
  • Distinguished Fellow, the International Academy of Mediators
  • ALS Association, Chairman of the National Board of Trustees, 2009 to present
  • ALS Association, George Brett ALS Volunteer of the Year Award, 2008
  • ALS Association National Board of Trustees, Los Angeles, CaliforniaMember of the Board, 1995-present; Vice-Chair, 2003-2004
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 601 – Chairman of the Board, 2003-2005
  • Kentucky Colonel, Appointed by Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton, 2000
  • George Brett Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, Chair, 1999
  • Missouri Bar
  • UMKC Law Foundation
  • Country Club Christian Church

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