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As a Circuit Judge for 20 years, an Administrative Law Judge for 7 years, and one of Missouri’s leaders in the development of the practice of mediation and arbitration, Jay has conducted well over 2,000 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. Education 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
Awards & Recognitions Kansas City Mediator of the Year 2017 and 2019 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 CommitteeMember, 1996-1997 Circuit Court Executive Management Committee Member, 1997-1998, 2001-2008 Professional Associations & Memberships Distinguished Fellow, the International Academy of Mediators ALS Association, Chairman of the National Board of Trustees, 2009 – present ALS Association, George Brett ALS Volunteer of the Year Award, 2008 ALS Association National Board of Trustees, Los Angeles, California (Member 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
Nothing contained herein is intended to give legal advice. Individuals should always consult with an attorney before entering into a contract
To reserve an appointment online, please click your preferred available date.
Our staff will contact you on receipt of your Appointment Request form.

As a Circuit Judge for 20 years, an Administrative Law Judge for 7 years, and one of Missouri’s leaders in the development of the practice of mediation and arbitration, Jay has conducted well over 2,000 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. Education 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
Awards & Recognitions Kansas City Mediator of the Year 2017 and 2019 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 CommitteeMember, 1996-1997 Circuit Court Executive Management Committee Member, 1997-1998, 2001-2008 Professional Associations & Memberships Distinguished Fellow, the International Academy of Mediators ALS Association, Chairman of the National Board of Trustees, 2009 – present ALS Association, George Brett ALS Volunteer of the Year Award, 2008 ALS Association National Board of Trustees, Los Angeles, California (Member 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
Nothing contained herein is intended to give legal advice. Individuals should always consult with an attorney before entering into a contract
As a Circuit Judge for 20 years, an Administrative Law Judge for 7 years, and one of Missouri’s leaders in the development of the practice of mediation and arbitration, Jay has conducted well over 2,000 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. Education 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
Awards & Recognitions Kansas City Mediator of the Year 2017 and 2019 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 CommitteeMember, 1996-1997 Circuit Court Executive Management Committee Member, 1997-1998, 2001-2008 Professional Associations & Memberships Distinguished Fellow, the International Academy of Mediators ALS Association, Chairman of the National Board of Trustees, 2009 – present ALS Association, George Brett ALS Volunteer of the Year Award, 2008 ALS Association National Board of Trustees, Los Angeles, California (Member 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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Our staff will contact you on receipt of your Appointment Request form.