Vering, John A.

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Contact Information
Vering, John A.
2345 Grand Blvd. Suite 2000
Kansas City, Mo. 64108
Practice Region:
Kansas City, KS

Bar Admissions
District of Kansas:
14308 ()
Missouri Bar--1976 and United States District Court for the Western District of Mo.; Bar no. 27391
In Good Standing:

ADR Experience
As best I can recall, I have been appointed/selected to serve as an arbitrator or mediator in 40 to 50 cases (some have settled prior to mediation or prior to the arbitration hearing, and the majority have been mediations, not arbitrations). Most of the cases have been employment cases or contract disputes.
Lead Mediator Sessions:
Co-Mediator Sessions:
Counsel for a Party Sessions:

ADR Training
Course Info:
Civil Mediation Training by Leonard Riskin, Charles Wiggins, and J.Michael Keating/Lex Mundi on Nov. 13-14, 1992 -- 14 hours;Civil Mediation Training by Arthur Chaykin, Henry Cox, Kathy Kirk, Kansas Bar Assoc., University of Kansas Regents Center, Overland Park, KS., April 21-23, May 5-6 of 1995--40 hours; Attended and moderated Seminar Entitled Practical Aspects of Mediation; Speakers: Honorable John Lungstrum, Honorable Carl Gaertner, Honorable Herbert Walton, Lori Madden on October 25, 1995 -- 3.0 hours; 4 hours of training in arbitration by Kansas City Metro Bar Assoc in early 1990s; Full day seminar on Arbitration of Employment Disputes sponsored by American Arbitration Assoc. held in Chicago, Ill on May 22, 1997; 5.7 CLE hours of Commercial Arbitration Training by American Arbitration Assoc. in Kansas City, Mo. on Feb. 5, 1999; 2-day American Arbitration Assoc. Commercial Arbitration Training on April 24-25, 2001; American Arbitration Association (AAA) ACE001 - Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, Kansas City, 3.0 hrs., 1/04; AAA Ethics in ADR Seminar, Kansas City, 6/04 (3.0 hrs); AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure, 09/05 (3.0 hrs), Kansas City, Mo.; Baker University, Preventing Impasse, 01/06 (8.0 hrs), Overland Park, Ks.; Mediating Disputes under ADR Programs in Local Courts, 04/06 (2.0 hrs), Kansas City, Mo.; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, 08/06, (2.5 hrs), Kansas City, Mo. AAA, Dealing with Delay Tactics in Arbitration, 01/08, 2.0 hrs., Kansas City, MO. AAA, Practice & Procedure in Arbitration, 05/08, 3.0 hrs, Kansas City, MO.
Total CME Hours:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:


Legal Experience
Practicing attorney since 1976.
Active Litigation:
30 Years
20% representing Plaintiffs
80% representing Defendants
70% in Federal Courts
30% in State Courts
Other Experience:
Harvard University BA 1973 University of Virginia Law School 1976
Additional Details:
Co-editor Missouri and Federal Employment Law Manual published by American Chamber of Commerce Publishers; Co-author of Kansas and Federal Employment Law Manual published by Armstrong Teasdale LLP; Co-editor of Missouri Employment Law Letter published monthly by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC; Co-author Gender Discrimination Chapter in Missouri Bar Employment Discrimination CLE Deskbook; Listed in Chambers USA Americas Leading Business Lawyers (2003-2006). Selected as a Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer and listed in Whos Who in American Law. 2003 Chairman of Labor and Employment Law Comm. of Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assoc.; Member of American Arbitration Assoc. panel of mediators and on commercial and employment arbitration panels. Selected to Best Lawyers in America. Served as Chairman of the Federal Courts Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2007.

Fee Structure
$395.00 per hour plus expenses, if any. There is a $50 per hour AAA administrative fee surcharge which AAA receives for mediations handled through AAA.
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas