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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 the Husch Blackwell law firm. His practice there grew from general litigation to include commercial, class actions, employment and health care including both hospitals and med mal defense work. The latter portion of his litigation career he became well known as one of the most prominent employment litigators in the Midwest. He became a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2003. Starting in 1992, after serving on a specially funded federal court committee to establish mediation procedures in federal courts, he received early training as a mediator and became nationally recognized for his mediation skills and broad subject matter knowledge while maintaining an active trial docket. He became an active member of the national ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, serving on the Council and as Chair in 2012-13 leading the ABA Mediation Conference in Vietnam and Thailand in 2014. He also has been a Distinguished Fellow and Board member of both the International Academy of Mediators and the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Education J.D., University Of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, cum laude, 1971 Order of the Coif, Honorary Barrister Missouri Law Review, Editor-in-Chief Peking University Law School Summer Program, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2000 Oxford Summer Law Program, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1988 B.S., Business/Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia, cum laude, 1968 Awards & Recognitions International Academy of Mediators, Distinguished Fellow and Board Member College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow and former Board Member American College of Trial Lawyers American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers The Best Lawyers In America, Arbitration, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation- Labor & Employment, Mediation, 1993-present The Best Lawyers In America, Kansas City, Mo., Mediation Lawyer of the Year 2012 Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2003-present Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor Law, Mediation, Arbitration International Relations Council, Mike Wood Presidential Citation of Merit, 2010 University of Missouri Board of Curators, 2012-present Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and System, Board and Board Secretary, 2000-present Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2010-2012 Professional Associations & Memberships AAA Complex Commercial and Employment Law Arbitration/Mediation Panels, 1990-present American Bar Association, Asia-Pacific Mediation Leadership Conference, Co-chair, Vietnam & Thailand, 2013 American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, 2000-present; Chair, 2012-2013 CPR/CCPIT U.S.-China Mediation Panel, 2006-present CPR National Panel of Neutrals, 2000-present Cy Pres Committee on Funding for Missouri Legal Services Programs Dalkon Shield Arbitration Panel, 1992-2004 Global Kansas City Commission, 2006-2010 International Relations Council, Board of Directors, 2002-2010 Chinese People’s Friendship Society, Vice-Chair, 2002-present Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation, Vice-Chair, 2001-present Kansas City Chinese American Association, 2010-present Kansas City Labor-Management Council, Executive Board, 1996-2018 Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Labor Law Committee, 1980-present; Managing Partners Committee, Chair, 1998-2002; ADR Committee, Chair, 2002 Merrill Lynch Sex Discrimination Claim Resolution Process, 2004-2007 Missouri 16 th Judicial Circuit Case Management Committee, 2004-2009 The Missouri Bar, Labor and Employment Committee; Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1986-present Missouri Supreme Court Automation Committee, 1998-2002 Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008-2016 National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, Charter Member, 2010-present Quintiles Institutional Review Board, 1990-2009 Society for Human Resource Management, Former State Council Legislative Affairs Director University of Missouri-Kansas City Bloch School of Business, Human Resources Advisory Council, 1996-2011 U.S. District Court Early Assessment Program, Mediation and Arbitration Panels, 1992-present U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Civil Justice Advisory Committee, 1992-1994
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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.

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 the Husch Blackwell law firm. His practice there grew from general litigation to include commercial, class actions, employment and health care including both hospitals and med mal defense work. The latter portion of his litigation career he became well known as one of the most prominent employment litigators in the Midwest. He became a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2003. Starting in 1992, after serving on a specially funded federal court committee to establish mediation procedures in federal courts, he received early training as a mediator and became nationally recognized for his mediation skills and broad subject matter knowledge while maintaining an active trial docket. He became an active member of the national ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, serving on the Council and as Chair in 2012-13 leading the ABA Mediation Conference in Vietnam and Thailand in 2014. He also has been a Distinguished Fellow and Board member of both the International Academy of Mediators and the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Education J.D., University Of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, cum laude, 1971 Order of the Coif, Honorary Barrister Missouri Law Review, Editor-in-Chief Peking University Law School Summer Program, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2000 Oxford Summer Law Program, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1988 B.S., Business/Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia, cum laude, 1968 Awards & Recognitions International Academy of Mediators, Distinguished Fellow and Board Member College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow and former Board Member American College of Trial Lawyers American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers The Best Lawyers In America, Arbitration, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Mediation, 1993-present The Best Lawyers In America, Kansas City, Mo., Mediation Lawyer of the Year 2012 Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2003-present Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor Law, Mediation, Arbitration International Relations Council, Mike Wood Presidential Citation of Merit, 2010 University of Missouri Board of Curators, 2012-present Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and System, Board and Board Secretary, 2000-present Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2010-2012 Professional Associations & Memberships AAA Complex Commercial and Employment Law Arbitration/Mediation Panels, 1990-present American Bar Association, Asia-Pacific Mediation Leadership Conference, Co-chair, Vietnam & Thailand, 2013 American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, 2000-present; Chair, 2012-2013 CPR/CCPIT U.S.-China Mediation Panel, 2006-present CPR National Panel of Neutrals, 2000-present Cy Pres Committee on Funding for Missouri Legal Services Programs Dalkon Shield Arbitration Panel, 1992-2004 Global Kansas City Commission, 2006-2010 International Relations Council, Board of Directors, 2002-2010 Chinese People’s Friendship Society, Vice-Chair, 2002-present Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation, Vice-Chair, 2001-present Kansas City Chinese American Association, 2010-present Kansas City Labor-Management Council, Executive Board, 1996-2018 Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Labor Law Committee, 1980-present; Managing Partners Committee, Chair, 1998-2002; ADR Committee, Chair, 2002 Merrill Lynch Sex Discrimination Claim Resolution Process, 2004-2007 Missouri 16 th Judicial Circuit Case Management Committee, 2004-2009 The Missouri Bar, Labor and Employment Committee; Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1986-present Missouri Supreme Court Automation Committee, 1998-2002 Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008-2016 National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, Charter Member, 2010-present Quintiles Institutional Review Board, 1990-2009 Society for Human Resource Management, Former State Council Legislative Affairs Director University of Missouri-Kansas City Bloch School of Business, Human Resources Advisory Council, 1996-2011 U.S. District Court Early Assessment Program, Mediation and Arbitration Panels, 1992-present U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Civil Justice Advisory Committee, 1992-1994
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Nothing contained herein is intended to give legal advice. Individuals should always consult with an attorney before entering into a contract
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 the Husch Blackwell law firm. His practice there grew from general litigation to include commercial, class actions, employment and health care including both hospitals and med mal defense work. The latter portion of his litigation career he became well known as one of the most prominent employment litigators in the Midwest. He became a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2003. Starting in 1992, after serving on a specially funded federal court committee to establish mediation procedures in federal courts, he received early training as a mediator and became nationally recognized for his mediation skills and broad subject matter knowledge while maintaining an active trial docket. He became an active member of the national ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, serving on the Council and as Chair in 2012-13 leading the ABA Mediation Conference in Vietnam and Thailand in 2014. He also has been a Distinguished Fellow and Board member of both the International Academy of Mediators and the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Education J.D., University Of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, cum laude, 1971 Order of the Coif, Honorary Barrister Missouri Law Review, Editor-in-Chief Peking University Law School Summer Program, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2000 Oxford Summer Law Program, University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law, 1988 B.S., Business/Administration, University of Missouri- Columbia, cum laude, 1968 Awards & Recognitions International Academy of Mediators, Distinguished Fellow and Board Member College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow and former Board Member American College of Trial Lawyers American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers The Best Lawyers In America, Arbitration, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Mediation, 1993- present The Best Lawyers In America, Kansas City, Mo., Mediation Lawyer of the Year 2012 Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2003- present Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor Law, Mediation, Arbitration International Relations Council, Mike Wood Presidential Citation of Merit, 2010 University of Missouri Board of Curators, 2012-present Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and System, Board and Board Secretary, 2000-present Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2010-2012 Professional Associations & Memberships AAA Complex Commercial and Employment Law Arbitration/Mediation Panels, 1990-present American Bar Association, Asia-Pacific Mediation Leadership Conference, Co-chair, Vietnam & Thailand, 2013 American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, 2000-present; Chair, 2012-2013 CPR/CCPIT U.S.-China Mediation Panel, 2006-present CPR National Panel of Neutrals, 2000-present Cy Pres Committee on Funding for Missouri Legal Services Programs Dalkon Shield Arbitration Panel, 1992-2004 Global Kansas City Commission, 2006-2010 International Relations Council, Board of Directors, 2002-2010 Chinese People’s Friendship Society, Vice-Chair, 2002- present Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation, Vice-Chair, 2001- present Kansas City Chinese American Association, 2010- present Kansas City Labor-Management Council, Executive Board, 1996-2018 Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Labor Law Committee, 1980-present; Managing Partners Committee, Chair, 1998-2002; ADR Committee, Chair, 2002 Merrill Lynch Sex Discrimination Claim Resolution Process, 2004-2007 Missouri 16 th Judicial Circuit Case Management Committee, 2004-2009 The Missouri Bar, Labor and Employment Committee; Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1986- present Missouri Supreme Court Automation Committee, 1998- 2002 Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008-2016 National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, Charter Member, 2010-present Quintiles Institutional Review Board, 1990-2009 Society for Human Resource Management, Former State Council Legislative Affairs Director University of Missouri-Kansas City Bloch School of Business, Human Resources Advisory Council, 1996- 2011 U.S. District Court Early Assessment Program, Mediation and Arbitration Panels, 1992-present U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Civil Justice Advisory Committee, 1992-1994
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