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Keplinger, Bruce

Contact Information:

Name: Keplinger, Bruce
Address: 14701 Juniper, Leawood, Ks. 66224
Phone: (913) 908-6355
Practice Region: Kansas City, KS

Bar Admissions

District of Kansas: 09562 ()
Others: Missouri, Tenth Circuit, Eighth Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court
In Good Standing: Yes

ADR Experience

Experience: Participated in over 300 mediations as attorney for a party. In the past five years I have conducted over 20 mediations as mediator and currently am conducting 3-5 mediations per month. I am also an arbitrator for FINRA, sitting on 5-19 arbitrations in the past. I currently have 3 arbitrations scheduled in 2023.
Lead Mediator Sessions: 20
Co-Mediator Sessions: 0
Counsel for a Party Sessions: 36

ADR Training

Course Info: I have not attended CME specifically focused on ADR. Through the years this has been a frequent topic in CME presentations that I have attended for the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Kansas Fund, etc.
Total CME Hours: 35
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas: Yes

Legal Experience

Experience: I have been active in civil litigation. I have been the first chair lawyer in about 150 jury trials. My secretary estimates that I have taken or attended over 12000 depositions.
Active Litigation: 45 Years
5% representing Plaintiffs
95% representing Defendants
20% in Federal Courts
80% in State Courts
Other Experience: Argued cases to the Supreme Courts in Kansas (including Miler v Johnson) and Missouri, as well as the appellate courts in both states and the 10th and 8th Circuits. About 50 arguments in total
Education: SMU Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1977
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Fee Structure

I am affiliated with Jay Daugherty Mediation and Aribitration and follow its fee structure. The current hourly rate is $425/hour.