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Charles Atwell

Charles Atwell

Charles Atwell

Jay Daugherty Mediation & Arbitration
4717 Grand Ave., Suite 830
Kansas City, MO  64112
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (816) 931-6300

Message from the provider: Judge Atwell spent 16 ½ years on the bench. Charlie has tried virtually every kind of case that can be tried in the Circuit Court of Jackson County. He has mediated a wide range of cases including medical malpractice, complicated commercial cases, trucking cases and business disputes among others. He also has been an arbitrator in a variety of matters. Charlie also serves regularly as a special master for the courts. He has mediated well over 600 cases and has had great success.

Hours/days available: Monday – Friday. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Will work nights and weekends, if necessary.

Areas of emphasis/specialties: Mediation, arbitration and special masters work

Geographic areas served: Entire Kansas City Metro area, out of state Missouri and Kansas

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, J.D. in 1978
  • Graduated with honors from UMKC Law School in 1978
  • Graduated with a BS degree in education from University of Kansas in 1972

Year the attorney or provider entered the ADR field: 2012 as a private mediator. Had mediation experience throughout my days on the bench.

Services available: Mediation, arbitration and special masters work

Total annual cases handled: Approximately 100

Percentage of mediation that reach settlement: 70%

Primary source of ADR/mediation business: Lawyer referrals

Standard hourly rate: $425 per hour for mediation; $425 per hour for arbitrations.

Other available fee arrangements: Any fees are subject to negotiations

Other pertinent information: We have an online portal for scheduling mediations.

Jack Bangert

Jack Bangert

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2300 Main Street, Suite 800
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: (816) 960-0090
Cell: (913) 706-7124
Email: [email protected]

Jack BangertWebsite

A message from the provider: Jack Bangert takes a 360-degree objective approach to mediation. Limiting his mediation practice to two or three weekly cases assures each case gets the immediate and individualized attention it deserves. Jack has mediated over 500 cases. Jack comes highly recommended by all sides of the bar. This include judges and past presidents of both MATA and MODL. Jack utilizes his 40 years of civil litigation experience, coupled with a pragmatic approach, to resolve cases. Jack mediates all types of civil and commercial cases. He is a recognized expert in insurance law including coverage, bad faith and vexatious refusal. He has handled hundreds of cases which include vehicular negligence, trucking law, nursing home litigation, products liability and medical negligence, among others.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, B.A., 1973; University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, J.D., with distinction, 1976

Year the attorney or provider entered the ADR field: 2007

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/days available: Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to ? (Saturdays and Sundays, if needed)

Standard hourly rate: $395-$445 per hour

Areas of emphasis: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Personal Injury: Auto, Retailer, Premises and Product Liability and Medical Negligence; Insurance: Coverage (Underinsured, Uninsured, Bad-Faith and Vexatious Refusal); Commercial; Construction; Employment

Geographic areas served: Missouri & Kansas

Total Cases Mediated: 500+

Percentage of mediations that reach settlement: Ultimately 90% settled

Primary source of ADR/mediation business: Referrals from attorneys

Other pertinent information:

  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. (Co-coached National Moot Court Trial team.)
  • Has taught at numerous trial academies including the Missouri Judicial Trial College and the Missouri Bar Trial Academy (Basic and Advanced).
  • Past President of the American Board of Trial Advocates (comprised of Plaintiff’s and Defense attorneys) for the Western District of Missouri and Eastern District of Kansas.
  • Named to the “Best Lawyers” in America, Top 100 Super Lawyer for Missouri and Kansas and ”Best of the Bar,“ multiple times.
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated since 1996.

Thomas M. Blumenthal

Thomas M. Blumenthal

Thomas M. Blumenthal

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
165 North Meramec Ave, Ste 110
St. Louis, MO 63105
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 314-244-3635

Website

Message from the provider: ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ODR) IS HERE TO STAY. Your dispute can be mediated in a series of Zoom sessions, rather than one long 10 hour in- person meeting, or by a series of secure text exchanges through a mediation platform built to allow an ongoing discussion over a short but not continuous period of time. The availability of new processes is dependent only on your willingness to use them.

There is no reason you cannot settle any dispute you have, business or personal, through ODR. In the not-too-distant past, no one knew what Zoom was, texting didn’t exist, and many were reluctant to use mediation at all. All of these tools are now commonplace, but the way we use them will continue to evolve at the rapid pace of the electronic age. If you keep your mind open to these developments, they will make your life easier, save you money, and lessen the time you spend in dispute. Life is too short, as we are now painfully reminded.

ODR does not just encompass mediation, it can also be used for arbitration and early neutral evaluation. A neutral trained in the use of ODR, as I am, can offer you many different ways to approach a satisfying resolution to any situation. ODR is here to stay.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: Washington University (AB-1973); University of Missouri-Columbia (JD-1976); AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop, St. Louis, 2/1999, 16 hours;  CDR  Associates, Boulder, Mediator Training, 7/1995, 40 hours; various continuing education courses.

Certifications: International Mediation Institute Certified Mediator. Missouri Sup Ct Rule 17 Mediator Certification. United States District Court Eastern District of Missouri Local Rule 16-6.03 Neutral Certification. Certified Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1981.

Year the attorney or provider entered the ADR field: 1995

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/days available: By Appointment

Areas of emphasis: Emphasis in business, commercial, intellectual property, employment and construction mediations and arbitrations.

Geographic areas served: Internationally certified and available

Primary source of ADR/mediation business: Attorney referral

Standard hourly rate: $430/hour, various rates for online mediation.

Other available fee arrangements: upon request

Other pertinent information:

  • Best Lawyers’ 2012, 2017, 2019, St. Louis Arbitration Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers’ 2016, 2018, St. Louis Mediation Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America – Alternate Dispute Resolution since 2007
  • Missouri/ Kansas Super Lawyers – Alternate Dispute Resolution since 2006
  • Developed and taught Arbitration Theory and Practice, Washington University School of Law, 2006-2010

F. Coulter deVries

F. Coulter deVries

deVries & Associates, P.C.

3145 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816.561.2555
Fax: 816.561.3939
Website

Jerome A. Diekemper

Jerome A. Diekemper

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231 S. Bemiston, Suite 800

Clayton, MO 63105

Email:   [email protected]

Phone: (314) 606-0831

Website

Message from the provider:

Jerome A. Diekemper began mediating cases in 1993 and has been a full-time mediator and arbitrator since June, 2006. For the first 35 years of his practice he represented unions and individual employees. Approximately two-thirds of his mediations involve employment-related claims including discrimination, wrongful termination and employment / non-compete agreements. The other third includes business, professional liability and personal injury claims. Arbitration cases involve employment, business and labor-management disputes. Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1983; listed in Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers over 10 years.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: A.B. (1968), J.D. (1971), St. Louis, University

Certifications: Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; Member, National Academy of Arbitrators; Workplace Mediation Advanced Practitioner, Association for Conflict Resolution.

Year the Attorney or provider entered the ADR field: Mediator since 1993, over 1500 mediations; Arbitrator since 2007, over 100 hearings.

Services:

Hours/Days available: Office hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Areas of emphasis: Civil litigation disputes with emphasis in employment, business professional liability and personal injury.

Geographic areas served: Missouri and Central U.S.

Primary source of ADR/mediation business: Mediations by direct appointment and from federal and state court panels as well as American Arbitration Association Mediation Panel; Arbitrations from FMCS and American Arbitration Association as well as by direct appointment.

Standard rates: $400.00 per hour, plus expenses; $1,250.00 per day for labor-management arbitration, plus expenses. Cancellation fees apply.

Peter Dunne

Peter Dunne

Pitzer Snodgrass, PC

100 South 4th Street, Suite 400

St. Louis, MO 63102

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (314)421-5545

Fax: (314)421-3144

Website

Joseph Eischens

Joseph Eischens

Eischens + Vogel Mediation Solutions

Joseph Eischens

8013 Park Ridge Drive

Parkville, MO 64152

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (816) 945-6393

Cell: (816) 210-5933

Website

Message from the provider: Eischens + Vogel Mediation Solutions provides fair, confidential and efficient mediation services in most types of civil cases nationwide.  Led by Joe Eischens and Dave Vogel, experienced and battle-tested trial attorneys.  Eischens + Vogel Mediation Solutions utilizes a strategic, yet creative, and cost-sensitive approach to problem solving and civil dispute resolution.

Through years of tireless dedication to the litigation process, Joe Eischens brings the same rigorous energy and relentless commitment to his mediation practice.  Eischens + Vogel Mediation Solutions recognizes the value of thoughtful, and oftentimes passionate, dialogue in resolving civil disputes and strives to both engage and challenge parties during the mediation session.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: JD – William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN (1992)

Bar Admissions: Minnesota (1992), Missouri (1993), Kansas (1995), Kansas and Missouri Federal Courts

Certifications: Univ. of Missouri – Columbia Mediator Certification Program (2003)

Year the Attorney or Provider entered the ADR field: 2003

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/Days of Week Available: Any day, any time

Standard Hourly Rate: $425

Other Available Fee Arrangements: available on request

Services Available: Full service mediations

Areas of Emphasis: Employment disputes (state and federal discrimination, wrongful termination, FMLA, breach of contract, etc.), wage and hour disputes under state and federal law (FLSA), FCRA, personal injury (all negligence cases including auto, medical malpractice, product liability, intentional torts), shareholder disputes, most civil (but not domestic) matters

Geographic Areas Served: United States with a focus in Missouri and Kansas

Total Cases Handled: 1,000+

Percentage of Mediations that Reach Settlement: 80-90

Primary Source of ADR Business: Prior mediation participants

Angela Gupta

Angela Gupta

Angela Gupta

Angela GuptaAssociates in Dispute Resolution, LLC

1600 Genessee, Suite 838

Kansas City, Missouri 64102

Email: [email protected]

Office: (816) 531-1001

Mobile: (913) 558-6963

Website

Message from the provider: Angela began mediating cases in 2012 and joined Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC as a full-time mediator and arbitrator in 2019.  Prior to joining ADR, Angela practiced employment, commercial, and bankruptcy litigation in two Kansas City firms and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and served as long-time chambers counsel in the District of Kansas federal court, where she assisted closely with judicial decision-making in over 2,000 cases involving  a broad range of federal and state laws, including class actions and multi-district litigation.  Angela also currently serves on a Special Master Legal Team in the Opioid MDL in N.D. Ohio.

Angela is a quick study of complex legal and factual issues and has a strong ability to connect with the parties and understand the perspectives of all sides in a case.  Angela uses her mediation skills and litigation experience to help parties evaluate the strengths of their case and find practical solutions to resolve disputes.

Areas of emphasis: Employment Discrimination, Retaliation, Wage and Hour, and Non-Compete; Consumer Protection; Personal Injury; Product Liability; Torts; Breach of Contract; Business and Commercial disputes; Insurance and Reinsurance; Real Estate; Civil Rights; Class Action/MDL.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Law, J.D. 1991

Certifications: Approved Mediator in W.D. Mo. and D. Kan. federal courts and Missouri and Kansas state courts; American Arbitration Association (AAA) Arbitrator and Mediator on Commercial and Employment Panels; FINRA Arbitrator; Advanced Certificate in Mass Tort MDL, Bolch Judicial Institute, Duke University School of Law (2022); Mediating the Litigated Case, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (2019).

Year the Attorney or Provider entered the ADR field: began mediating cases in 2012; became a full-time neutral in 2019.

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/Days Available: any day, any time

Standard Hourly Rate: $375

Other Available Fee Arrangements: available upon request

Services Available: Mediation, Arbitration, Special Master, Fact-Finding Investigations

Other pertinent information:  Online Calendar: www.adrmediate.com/pg63.cfm

Kent Hyde

Kent Hyde

Kent Hyde

Hyde, Love & Overby

1121 South Glenstone Avenue

Springfield, MO 65804

Phone: (417) 831-4046

Fax: (417) 831-4989

Message from the provider: Kent Hyde has been providing mediation and arbitration services throughout the state of Missouri for almost twenty years. He still maintains an active trial practice and is able to stay involved in medical negligence and personal injury litigation. Resolution percentage remains quite high.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: Missouri State University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Economics, 1981; University of Missouri at Kansas City, Juris Doctor, 1984.

Year the Attorney or Provider entered the ADR field: 2004

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/days available: Monday -Friday. 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Will work nights and weekends, if necessary.

Areas of emphasis/specialties: Mediation and arbitration, medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, and commercial and business disputes

Geographic areas served: Missouri

Services available: Mediation and arbitration

Total annual cases handled: Approximately 50-60

Percentage of mediation that reach settlement: 96%

Primary source of ADR/mediation business: Lawyer referrals

Standard hourly rate: $350.00 per hour for mediations and $400.00 for arbitrations; $250.00 for travel time

Other Pertinent Information: Admitted to The Missouri Bar, 1984, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1984. Admitted to the Arkansas Bar, 2016.; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers since 2004

Kim L. Kirn

Kim L. Kirn


Kim Kirn Mediator and Arbitrator

500 North Broadway, Suite 1800

St. Louis, Missouri 63102

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (314) 231-4642

Blog: Mediation Under the Arch

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-kirn/

Website

Message from the provider: I work hard as a mediator; I have no other practice outside of ADR. This allows me to focus completely on your case and get you on my calendar quickly. I bring a new voice to the dispute and have had incredible results with attorneys walking away from the mediation saying: “I don’t know how you did that, but thank you for getting this case settled.” Part of my success comes from persistence, even if we do not reach an agreement at the mediation, I follow up and keep the focus on settlement.

Hours/days available: Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and at other hours as arranged in advance

Areas of emphasis: Employment, real estate, personal injury including slip and fall, insurance claims and coverage and commercial disputes.

Geographic areas served: Missouri and Illinois

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, May 1985, University of Notre Dame Law School. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, minor in Accounting, Cum Laude, May 1982, University of Missouri-Columbia

Certifications: National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2015 to present.

Year the attorney or provider entered the ADR field: 2007

SERVICES INFORMATION

Services available: Mediations through US A&M; Arbitrations through US A&M or AAA

Total annual cases handled: Varies between 80 and 100

Percentage of mediations that reach settlement: 80%-90% settlement rate

Primary source of ADR/mediation business: Both US A&M and AAA; however, I am an active FINRA arbitrator also

Standard hourly rate: $395 per hour

Other available fee arrangements: Flat fee is available for certain cases

Other pertinent information: I am one of the few women in the metropolitan area practicing ADR and that allows me work especially well with female parties.

Lexitas ADR Services

Lexitas ADR Services

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711 North 11th Street

St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1-800-280-3376

Fax: (314) 754-7899

Website

Message from the provider: Lexitas, formerly Alaris ADR Services, is a professional full-service ADR provider dedicated to providing a fair and impartial forum as an effective alternative to the courts. Our distinguished and diverse panel of neutrals are comprised of attorneys and retired judges with a wide breadth of experience and backgrounds. Lexitas offers top notch facilities throughout the U.S. including 5 locations in Missouri that can accommodate your mediation or arbitration.  Additionally, our experienced panel of neutrals is prepared to handle your proceedings remotely through videoconference and Lexitas offers skilled on-demand tech support ready to assist with your technology needs. Our client centric focus sets us apart; we handle every detail allowing the parties to concentrate on their case. We look forward to working with you.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Year the attorney or provider entered the ADR field: 2010

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/Days of Week Available: Regular hours are Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Matters are scheduled outside of these hours based on the needs of the client.

Standard Hourly Rate: Our neutral’s hourly rates vary, please contact us for specifics.

Services Available: Arbitrations, Mediations, Special Master Proceedings, Online Dispute Resolution, Mock Trials, Early Neutral Evaluations and Flat Fee mediations.

Areas of Emphasis: Alaris administers various types of cases that include insurance coverage, product liability, professional malpractice, employment/workplace, fraud, copyright, premises liability, auto/trucking cases, construction, probate, business and commercial claims, intellectual property, domestic relations, and more.

Geographic Areas Served: Lexitas provides state-of-the-art, tastefully appointed offices all over the Country, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Cape Girardeau, Columbia and Springfield, MO, Springfield and Chicago, IL, and Little Rock, AR. We also partner with over 250 affiliates throughout the United States and beyond.

Primary Source of ADR Business: Referrals from attorneys and judges, former clients and insurance companies.

For a current list of our neutrals, their bios and to schedule online please visit: www.lexitaslegal.com/lexitas-neutrals

Scott Logan

Scott Logan

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 8340 Mission Road Suite 106

Prairie Village, Kansas 66206

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (913) 381-1121

Fax: (913) 381-6546

Website

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: Washburn University School of Law, Juris Doctorate 1980

Year the Attorney or Provider entered the ADR field: 2006

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/Days of Week Available: All weekdays, 8am to when concluded

Standard Hourly Rate: $375.00

Other Available Fee Arrangements: Will consider other arrangements for out of town mediations

Services Available: Mediation

Areas of Emphasis: Personal Injury/Professional Malpractice

Geographic Areas Served: State of Missouri Middle Part of State West to Kansas City; State of Kansas Middle Part of State East to Kansas City

Total Cases Handled: Annually – 25-30. Total for career – 150

Percentage of Mediations that Reach Settlement: 90%

Primary Source of ADR Business: Recommendations/Referrals From Attorneys

Other Pertinent Information: Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers, Since 2009. Fellow International Society of Barristers

Frank Neuner

Frank Neuner

Frank Neuner

Neuner Mediation & Dispute Resolution

120 S. Central Ave., Suite 1250

St. Louis, Missouri  63105

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (314) 748-1680

Website

Message from the provider: Frank Neuner has a full-time mediation practice. He has mediated hundreds of cases, helping parties resolve disputes spanning a wide range of subject matters. He has a wealth of experience mediating not only bilateral disputes, but also multi-party cases, class actions and collective actions as well. Prior to opening his independent mediation office, Frank served as St. Louis Office Managing Partner for an AmLaw 200 law firm. His experience over nearly twenty-five years as a litigator—representing plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and companies—allows Frank to provide valuable insights to parties in mediation. Frank brings the knowledge and experience necessary to navigate complex issues, the temperament and credibility to handle emotionally-charged situations, the perspective and perseverance to break through impasse.

Areas of Emphasis: Employment/Workplace conflicts, including Wage & Hour collective and class actions; Business and Commercial disputes; Personal Injury and other Tort actions; School-related conflicts; Civil Rights controversies; Professional Malpractice claims; Blue Sky and Securities cases; Insurance Coverage disputes; and other civil actions.

Geographic areas served:  Frank mediates cases in St. Louis and around the country (both in-person and remotely using videoconferencing). Frank routinely conducts mediations with all participants appearing by video, and mediations with some participants attending in-person at his office while other participants attend by video.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: University of Michigan Law School (J.D.), magna cum laude; University of Chicago Law School (visiting student); University of Notre Dame (B.B.A.), magna cum laude

Certifications: Mediation Skills Training Program, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies; Advanced Mediation Skills, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law; ADR Certified Neutrals Seminars, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; Mediation & Assessment Program’s Annual CLE for Outside Mediators, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri; Advanced Mediation Training, Association of Attorney-Mediators; Implicit Bias in Mediation Training – United States Arbitration & Mediation

Other pertinent information: Frank is currently the President-Elect of the national Association of Attorney-Mediators, and he serves as President of the St. Louis Chapter. Frank has also been selected for the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, an invitation-only association, whose members meet stringent practice criteria and are nominated by peers and litigation firms.  Frank is a frequent speaker on mediation advocacy.

Elaine Pudlowski

Elaine Pudlowski

Elaine Pudlowski

FRANKEL, RUBIN, KLEIN, PAYNE & PUDLOWSKI  P.C.

231 S. Bemiston Avenue, Suite 1111 Clayton, MO 63105

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (314) 725-8000

Fax: (314) 726-5837

Website

A message from the provider: Elaine Pudlowski is a partner at Frankel, Rubin, Klein, Payne & Pudlowski, P.C. Elaine has been practicing for over 25 years and is an approved mediator in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. She focuses her practice on domestic relations drawing on her experience as a guardian ad litem and parent coordinator to help resolve domestic relation disputes. Elaine earned her juris doctorate and bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Elaine is a member of the Missouri Bar, Association of Missouri Mediators, the Missouri Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (MO-AFCC) and the National Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). Elaine has been recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Frankel Rubin

Year the Attorney or Provider entered the ADR field: 2008

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/days of week available: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Other hours may be available upon request.

Areas of Emphasis: Elaine focuses her mediation practice on all aspects of family law including: dissolution of marriage; paternity; child custody and support.

Geographic Areas Served: St. Louis Metropolitan Area (Missouri).

Standard Hourly Rate: $325 per hour with two hour minimum.

Larry Rute

Larry Rute

Larry RuteAssociates in Dispute Resolution

212 SW 8th Avenue, Suite 207

Topeka, Kansas 66603

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (785) 357-1800

Fax: (785) 357-0002

Website

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Message from the provider: Larry R. Rute is a partner and co-founder in Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC, of Topeka, Kansas.  This firm provides a wide range of alternative dispute resolution services, including commercial mediation and arbitration, private judicial proceedings, and conflict resolution systems design. ADR, LLC offices are located in Topeka and Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.  Larry earned his Juris Doctorate (JD) from Washburn University School of Law and received a Master of Law (LLM) degree from the University of Washington.  He is licensed in Kansas and Missouri.  He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Washburn University School of Law, teaching Dispute Resolution Techniques and Negotiation Strategies.  He is a Charter Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.  He is currently a Topeka Bar Association Board Member.  Most recently he has served as Treasurer and Board Member of the International Academy of Mediators.

Hours/days of week available: Monday-Friday (weekend appointments are established through Larry Rute)

Areas of emphasis: Larry has successfully mediated more than 4,500 matters involving commercial law, consumer protection, employment law, family law division of assets, in-house investigations, personal injury, probate, workplace disputes and complex multi-party cases, including class and collective actions.  He serves as an arbitrator on behalf of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), National Arbitration Forum (NAF), National Arbitration & Mediation, and FINRA Dispute Resolution.  He is a Mediator and Due Process Hearing Officer for the Kansas Department of Education.

Geographic areas served: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa (willing to mediate matters in other states outside the region upon request.)

Education: Washburn University (BBA; Washburn University School of Law (JD); University of Washington School of Law (LLM)

Certifications: Admitted to the Bar: Kansas and Missouri; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court: District of Kansas; Western District of Missouri; Kickapoo Tribal Court; Approved by Kansas Supreme Court as Mediation Trainer for Civil, Domestic, Parent Adolescent and Core Mediation. Adjunct Professor, Washburn University School of Law, Teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution; Chair, Kansas Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Council

Year the attorney entered the ADR field: 1989

Services available: Mediation; Arbitration; Training; Special Master; System Design Consultant

Total annual cases handled: 150

Percentage of mediations that reach settlement: 80%

Primary source of ADR/mediation business: Principal source of referrals are law firms, judges, businesses and administrative panels.

Standard hourly rate: Available upon request.

Other available fee arrangements: Half-day and full-day rates are available upon request.

Other pertinent information: Larry has served as Chair of the Kansas Supreme Court Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution. He has twice received the Kansas Bar Association’s Outstanding Service Award.  Has received the Governor’s Award for Exemplary and Distinguished Service to Children and Families and received the following honors:  He has been designated 2008-2021 Super Lawyer in Kansas and Missouri, 2013-2021 Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2021 U.S. News “Best Lawyer/Best Law Firm” 2015-2021, and International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation Lawyers. Associates in Dispute Resolution has recently received CorporateLiveWire Global Award for Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year

Steve H. Schwartz

Steve H. Schwartz

Steven H. Schwartz Brown & James, P.C.

800 Market, Suite 1100

St. Louis, MO 63101

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 314-242-5280

Website

Message from the provider: Steven H. Schwartz is a practicing attorney and serves on the Mediator and Senior Arbitrator Panels of United States Arbitration & Mediation (USA&M), the leading provider of mediation and arbitration services.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: J.D., George Washington University with honors; B.A., Indiana University with distinction

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/Days Available: Any day/time

Areas of emphasis: Civil litigation disputes with emphasis in business disputes, class actions, employment, professional liability, intellectual property and insurance coverage.

Geographic areas served: Midwest with a focus on Missouri and Illinois

Other pertinent information: Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Insurance in St. Louis (2023), Best Lawyers (2013-2023), Super Lawyers (2013-2022)

Booker Shaw

Booker Shaw

Booker ShawThompson Coburn LLP

One US Bank Plaza

St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (314) 552-6087

Fax: (314) 552-7087

Website

Thompson CoburnMessage from the provider: Retired Judge Booker T. Shaw’s unique judicial background brings tremendous value to alternative dispute resolution proceedings. As a certified mediator, Judge Shaw’s decades of experience allow him to critically analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a broad range of claims, look critically at all facts and defenses, and lead parties to a successful resolution. At the trial court level, Judge Shaw’s patient and thoughtful approach enabled him to facilitate the settlement of many difficult and complex cases. Now his talents for problem solving and conflict resolution offer parties the opportunity to reach mutually beneficial solutions.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: J.D., Catholic University of America (1976); B.A., Southern Illinois University (1973); National Judicial College; American Academy of Judicial Education

Certifications: Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the U.S. District Court; Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri; approved mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis and the Circuit Court of St. Louis County.

Year the Attorney or Provider entered the ADR field: 2009

SERVICES INFORMATION

Standard Hourly Rate: $600

Services Available: Mediation, arbitration, special master

Areas of Emphasis: administrative law, admiralty/maritime, consumer law, civil rights, contracts, employment, banking, business, labor, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, real estate/construction, trade secrets

Primary Source of ADR Business: Referrals

Other Pertinent Information: Judge Shaw served on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, for seven years, including one year as chief judge. He also served as a Special Visiting Judge of the Missouri Supreme Court. As a former trial judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit, from 1983 until 2002, Judge Shaw presided over more than 500 trials.

Heather F. Shore

Heather F. Shore

Brown & Ruprecht, PC

2323 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100

Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (816) 292-7000

Fax: (816) 292-7050

Website

Message from the provider: Ms. Shore is a Shareholder with Brown & Ruprecht, PC of Kansas City, Missouri. Heather is licensed in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and the Eastern District of North Carolina. She has over two decades of experience with complex commercial, construction and surety matters, involving contractors, sureties, start-ups, developers, small and medium sized business owners, subcontractors, and suppliers ranging in value from $1,500 to $121,000,000.

Heather has extensive experience handling matters on federal projects, complex delay claims on public and private projects and contractor defaults, and working with sureties, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on a wide-variety of other construction and contract issues.

She brings a unique perspective to resolving cases because of her background and degree in business, which serves her well in resolving complicated commercial and business disputes, including family disputes over succession planning and related issues.

Heather is currently a panel member of the American Arbitration Association, a member of the Surety Claims Institute, a Director of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., and Chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Fidelity and Surety Committee.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: University of Colorado – Boulder (B.S.); Loyola University Chicago School of Lay (J.D.)

Certifications: Admitted to the Bar Associations of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Douglas County, Kansas, Johnson County, Kansas, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Year the attorney entered the ADR field: 2022

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/Days Available: Monday – Friday (Heather will work weekends; weekend appointments are established through her directly)

Areas of emphasis: Construction and Surety; complex commercial litigation.

Geographic areas served: Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and North Carolina (willing to mediate matters in other states outside the region upon request).

Primary source of ADR/mediation business:  Other attorney referrals.

Standard hourly rate: Available upon request

Other available fee arrangements: Half-day and full-day rates are available upon request

Other pertinent information: Heather has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Construction Law 2013-2022; Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 2009-2022; Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers – Top 50 Women Edition 2010-2022; Top 100 attorneys – Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 2014-2019; Top 50 attorneys – Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 2015-2017; Best Lawyers® Women in the Law 2017; Women Leaders in the LawTM-Fortune Magazine 2015; Best Lawyers Business Edition 2015 – Construction Law and Who’s Who – National Registry, Lifetime member since 2001.

United States Arbitration & Mediation

United States Arbitration & Mediation

United States Arbitration & Mediation

USA&M500 North Broadway-Suite 1800

St. Louis, Missouri 63102

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (314) 231-4642

Fax: (314) 231-0137

Website

Message from the provider: USA&M is a St. Louis-based, client-focused Alternative Dispute Resolution administrator providing a skilled panel of mediators and arbitrators to the legal, business and insurance community nationwide.

Schedule online on our website USAM.com or call the office to book your mediation via Zoom video conferencing or in-person.  The health of our clients, mediators and staff are our primary concern.  Due to COVID-19, most mediators will mediate in-person if all participants have been fully vaccinated.  Masks must be worn at all times during in-person mediations by those who are not vaccinated.

USA&M offers a state of the art, well equipped conference center with 15 conference rooms allows the parties to focus on their case in a comfortable atmosphere conducive to settlement.

Our mission is to help contesting parties obtain resolution of their dispute through the use of an appropriate dispute resolution process. Our core values include honoring self-determination in the resolution process, a respect for people and belief in the importance of education.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: Our exclusive panel of mediators are specially selected and receive regular advanced training to hone and polish their skills.

Certifications: Missouri Lawyers Media 2022 Reader Rankings Best ADR Provider and Best Independent Arbitrator; National Law Journal “Best of the Midwest” – ADR Provider; US News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings – St. Louis – Arbitration and Mediation. Many of our mediators and arbitrators have received individual honors as well.

Year the Attorney or Provider entered the ADR field: 1985

SERVICES INFORMATION

Hours/Days of Week Available: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time – Additional hours upon request

Standard Hourly Rate: $300 to $550 for St. Louis metropolitan area.

Other Available Fee Arrangements: 1. Flat fee mediation for two party claims with demands of $75,000 or less. $450 per party provides for 2 hours of mediation. Time exceeding 2 hours is charged at a discounted rate of $175 per hour, per party. 2. Consumer Arbitration claims under $25,000 administered for $200 fee to consumer and $200 to other party. Non-consumer pays arbitrator compensation. 3. Per diem mediation rates available upon request.

Services Available: Arbitration, mediation, special master, umpiring, mediated settlement days, early neutral evaluation and fact finding. USA&M offers arbitration training and consulting services to attorneys and their clients, including drafting considerations for arbitration provisions.

Areas of Emphasis/Specialties: USA&M arbitrators and mediators resolve a wide variety of disputes, including, but not limited to, all areas of personal injury, business, employment, civil rights, subrogation claims, product and premises liability, financial services, franchise disputes, construction law, insurance policy disputes and umpiring, intellectual property, all areas of professional malpractice, FELA and admiralty claims, sexual misconduct (including Title IX), healthcare law, will and trust contests, complex and class action matters, and real estate.

Geographic Areas Served: Zoom mediations conducted nationwide. In person mediations primarily held in the Midwest. USA&M mediators will travel at the request of the parties. USA&M administers arbitrations nationwide.

Primary Source of ADR Business: Referrals from attorneys, judges, insurance representatives and former clients.

Other Pertinent Information:

Exclusive Mediator Panel currently includes: Ms. Martha Brown, Mr. Terry Brown, Hon. Joan Burger, Mr. Michael D. Burton, Mr. Kenneth M. Chackes, Hon. Robert S. Cohen, Hon. William Corrigan Sr., Hon. Jon A. Cunningham, Mr. Robert Danis, Mr. Kevin Dolley, Mr. George L. Fitzsimmons, Mr. Michael S. Geigerman, Hon. Richard P. Goldenhersh, Hon. John W. Grimm, Ms. Linda Hahn, Michael D. Hart, Mr. Richard Hunsaker, Ms. Rebecca R. Jackson, Mr. Joe D. Jacobson, Hon. Michael Jamison, Ms. Cardina Johnson, Ms. Colleen Jones, Mr. Andrew Kasnetz, Mr. Melvin Kennedy, Ms. Kim L. Kirn, Mr. Wesley T. Kozeny, Mr. James Kutten, Ms. C.J. Larkin, Mr. Paul Lee, Mr. E. Thomas Liese, Hon. Stephen Limbaugh, Sr. , Mr. Robert D. Litz, Mr. Thomas J. Magee, Mr. Mitchell A. Margo, Mr. George Marifian, Mr. John A. Michener, Mr. Kevin O’Malley, Mr. Gerald Ortbals, Mr. Ted Perryman, Hon. Thomas J. Prebil, Mr. Keith Rabenberg, Mr. Kurtis Reeg, Mr. James W. Reeves, Mr. Richard Reuben, Hon. Patricia Riehl, Mr. Steven H. Schwartz, Mr. Russell K. Scott, Hon. Mark D. Seigel, Ms. Ann Davis Shields, Ms. Laura Silver, Mr. Gary Snodgrass, Mr. Stephen M. Strum, Mr. Paul N. Venker, Mr. Robert Wallace Jr., Ms. Kathleen M. Whitby, Mr. Lawrence “Bud” Wittels, Hon. Gael D. Wood and Ms. Mary Ann Wymore.

Senior Arbitrator Panel currently includes: Hon. Joan Burger, Hon. Michael D. Burton, Hon. Robert Cohen, Hon. William Corrigan Sr.*, Hon. Jon A. Cunningham, Hon. Stanwood Duval, Mr. George Fitzsimmons, Hon. Richard P. Goldenhersh, Hon. John W. Grimm, Mr. Michael D. Hart, Mr. Joe D. Jacobson, Hon. Michael Jamison, Mr. Andrew Kasnetz, Ms. Kim L. Kirn, Mr. Wesley T. Kozeny, Ms. C.J. Larkin, Mr. E. Thomas Liese*, Hon. Stephen Limbaugh, Hon. Arthur Litz, Mr. Robert Litz, Mr. George Marifian, Mr. John (Jay) McCauley, Mr. Kevin O’Malley*, Mr. Gerald Ortbals, Ms. Christine Page, Ms. Susan Perin, Hon. Thomas J. Prebil, Hon. Patricia Riehl, Prof. Amy J. Schmitz, Mr. Steven H. Schwartz, Mr. Russell Scott, Hon. Mark Seigel, Ms. Laura Silver, Mr. Kenneth A. Slavens, Mr. Gary Snodgrass, Mr. Robert Wallace Jr.,  and Hon. Gael D. Wood.

*3-panel arbitrations only

Dave Vogel

Dave Vogel

Dave VogelEischens + Vogel Mediation Solutions

8013 Park Ridge Drive

Parkville, MO 64152

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (816) 945-6393

Cell: (816) 665-5956

Website

Message from the provider: Eischens + Vogel Mediation Solutions provides fair, confidential and efficient mediation services in most types of civil cases nationwide. Led by Joe Eischens and Dave Vogel, experienced and battle-tested trial attorneys. Eischens + Vogel Mediation Solutions utilizes a strategic, yet creative, and cost-sensitive approach to problem solving and civil dispute resolution.

After 25 years of a successful career as a litigator, Dave Vogel transitioned to providing full-time mediation services in 2021. He enjoys the challenge and satisfaction of helping adversaries resolve their problems. His goal in mediation is to serve as a true neutral, appreciating the interests, expectations, and concerns of all parties involved in litigation and doing his best to help bring the matter to a close with a satisfying outcome for all.  He is skilled at listening, empathizing with individuals and businesses, and giving the parties a realistic view of their respective cases.  As a recent practitioner, he understands the real-world concerns that surround disputes and can give parties a neutral assessment of where their cases stand, conveying the advantages of resolving cases through settlement.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: JD — University of Missouri-Columbia (1996); BS — Boston University (1990)

Bar Admissions: Missouri (1996),Kansas (1997); Numerous federal district and appellate courts in Missouri, Kansas, and nationwide

Certifications: University of Missouri — Kansas City Mediator Certification Program (2016)

Year the Attorney or Provider entered the ADR field: 2016

SERVICES INFORMATION

Standard Hourly Rate: Any day, any time

Standard Hourly Rate: $400

Other Available Fee Arrangements: available on request

Services Available: Full service mediations

Areas of Emphasis: Employment disputes (state and federal discrimination, wrongful termination, FMLA, breach of contract,, etc.), wage and hour disputes under state and federal law (FLSA), FCRA, personal injury (all negligence cases including auto, medical malpractice, product liability, intentional torts), shareholder disputes, most civil (but no domestic) matters.

Geographic Areas Served: United States with a focus in Missouri and Kansas

Total Cases Handled: 200+

Percentage of Mediations that Reach Settlement: 80-90

Primary Source of ADR Business: Prior mediation participants

Thomas W. Wagstaff

Thomas W. Wagstaff

Thomas W. WagstaffWagstaff Mediations & Arbitrations, LLC

3507 W. 87th St.

Leawood, KS 66206

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 816-305-3650

Message from the provider: During the 45 years of his active legal practice, Tom tried close to 100 cases to verdict. In October, 2017 he decided to be a full-time mediator. He has extensive experience in assessing how juries react to certain types of evidence and testimony. The emphasis of his work has been in medical malpractice and personal injury. He is experienced as well in evaluating business disputes. Tom has done over 100 mediations, the great majority of which have resulted in a settlement.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Education: BA – Williams College – 1968; JD -University of Kansas – School of Law – 1972

Certifications: Best Lawyers in America – 2002-2018; AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell; Super Lawyers; Best of Bar

Year the Attorney or Provider entered the ADR field: 2005

SERVICES INFORMATION

Standard Hourly Rate: $475 per hour

Services Available: Mediation and Arbitration

Areas of Emphasis: Tort and Business Law Disputes

Primary Source of ADR Business: Referring Attorneys

Other notable information: Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers