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Phillips, John R.
4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64112
Kansas City, KS
District of Kansas:
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri - 1971
U.S. Court of Appeals: Tenth (1978) and Eighth (1975) Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court (1976)
In Good Standing:
Arbitration and Mediation constitute 70% of my practice. I typically arbitrate or mediate a case on average three days a week as a neutral. The remainder of my practice is largely litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment, commercial litigtion and healthcare.
Lead Mediator Sessions:
Counsel for a Party Sessions:
Faculty â€“ ABA Fourth Annual Arbitration Institute, Los Angeles 2/08.
Harvard Negotiation Initiative Institute Fall Learning Program, La Jolla, 11/07.
Faculty â€“ ABA Sixth Mediation Training Institute, San Antonio 2/07.
Faculty â€“ ABA Third Annual Arbitration Training Institute, New York 2/07.
Harvard Negotiation Initiative Institute Summer Learning Program 06/06.
AAA Neutral Retreat 03/06.
Faculty â€“ ABA Second Annual Arbitration Training, Chicago 5/05.
ABA Arbitration Training, San Francisco, CA, 05/04.
NITA Mediation Advocacy Training Boulder 06/05.
CPR US/China Mediation Training Beijing 10/04.
AAA Ethics Training 03/04.
CPR Annual Conference, New York, NY, 2002 to 2007.
American Arbitration Association, Neutrals Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, 01/03.
Faculty ABA First Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute, San Francisco, CA, 12/02 and San Antonio 10/07.
National Arbitration Forum Arbitrator Training, St. Paul, MN, 11/02 and 10/07.
American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator II Workshop, San Francisco, CA, 04/02.
American Bar Association, ADR Section Training and Conference, 2002-present. AAA Labor and Employment Advanced Arbitration Training Workshop, San Francisco, CA, 2001.
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri (Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution) Advanced Mediation Training, 12/00.
AAA Employment Mediator Training and Conference, Denver, CO 03/00.
AAA Complex Commercial Litigation Arbitration Panel Training, Scottsdale, AZ 10/99.
American Bar Association, DR Section Mediation Training, Stuart, FL 03/99.
AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop, Kansas City, MO, 02/99.
AAA Labor and Employment Arbitration Training, San Francisco, CA, 1997.
Federal Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Training, 1993.
University of Missouri at Columbia, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, In house CLE Programs, 1992/1993.
Total CME Hours:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:
Former managing partner and practice group head of Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP practicing in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labor and Employment, Commercial Litigation, and Healthcare since 1971. Former Chair of the Missouri Bar Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, served as Special Master for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and Kansas. Serving as member of the American Arbitration Association Large Complex Litigation Panel, Commercial Arbitration Panel, Employment Arbitration and Mediation Panels, and the National Arbitration Forum. Chair and formerly member of the U.S. District Court Federal Advisory Committee which drafted and implemented the Early Assessment Program in the Western District of Missouri in 1992 and served on the Case Management Committee of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit which implemented mediation in state court in Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri in 2006. Former adjunct faculty member teaching alternative dispute resolution at Washburn Law School and the Rockhurst University M.B.A. program.
15% representing Plaintiffs
85% representing Defendants
90% in Federal Courts
10% in State Courts
ï‚· University of Missouri at Columbia, BS, cum laude 1968, Business Administration.
ï‚· University of Missouri at Columbia, JD, cum laude 1971, Order of the Coif, Honorary Barrister.
ï‚· 1988 UMKC Oxford Summer Program.
ï‚· 2000 UMKC Peking University Law School Summer Program.
Fellow in International Academy of Mediators
Fellow in College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Fellow in American College of Trial Lawyers
American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section Council and officer, Labor and Employment Section)
ï‚· Editor-in-Chief, MISSOURI LAW REVIEW, 1971
ï‚· Legal Editor, HEALTH CARE LABOR ? MANAGEMENT RELATIONS, 1995
ï‚· Mediation as One Step in Adversarial Litigation: One Country Lawyer?s Experience, JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION, 2002
ï‚· Mediation From the Perspective of Defense Counsel, JOURNAL OF THE KANSAS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, 2003
Civic and Charitable Activities
ï‚· Saint Luke?s Hospital of Kansas City Board Member
ï‚· Bishop Spencer Place Board Member
ï‚· Boys & Girls Clubs of Kansas City, General Counsel
ï‚· Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Advisory Director
ï‚· Kansas City Industrial Council, Legal Counsel
ï‚· Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Past President and Former Board Member
ï‚· Former Member Kansas City Area Development Council
ï‚· Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Society of Fellows, Business Council Steering Committee
ï‚· University of Missouri at Kansas City Bloch School of Business Human Resources Advisory Council
ï‚· University of Missouri Law School Foundation Forum Trustee
ï‚· University of Missouri Development Fund, Former Chair of $150M Capital Campaign
ï‚· University of Missouri Long Range Planning Committee, Former Member
ï‚· University of Missouri Business and Public Administration Alumni Association, Former Vice President & Director
ï‚· Personnel Management Association of Greater Kansas City, Former State Education Chair
ï‚· Missouri University Law Society
ï‚· Missouri Business and Education Partnership, Former Commission Member
ï‚· Kansas City Consensus Former Board Member
ï‚· Kansas City Business and Public Administration Alumni Association, Former Vice President and Board Member
ï‚· Heart of America Council of the Boy Scouts, Former District Chair and Scoutmaster
$345.00 per hour Arbitrator/Mediator Compensation ($395 per hour for class action/multiple party disputes), plus $70.00 per hour AAA Administrative Fee on AAA matters. 50% for less than seven days cancellation notice. Willing to serve in St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; greater Metropolitan Kansas City without travel time or expenses.