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Roper, Joseph J.

Contact Information:

Name: Roper, Joseph J.
Address: 911 Main Street, Suite 3000 Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-472-7474
Fax: 816-472-6262
Practice Region: Kansas City, KS

Bar Admissions

District of Kansas: - ()
Others: United States District Court for the District of Kansas--Admitted March, 1998 (#70130)
In Good Standing: Yes

ADR Experience

Experience: Participated as Lead Mediator in six mediations in the last three years; attended mediation training through MU Law School Center for Dispute Resolution; and have participated in numerous mediations as counsel.
Lead Mediator Sessions: 6
Co-Mediator Sessions: -
Counsel for a Party Sessions: 50

ADR Training

Course Info: Mediation Training for Civil Cases--MU Law School Center for Dispute Resolution January 9-11, 2008 21.7 MCLE, 1.2 Ethics Hours
Total CME Hours: 21.7
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas: No

Legal Experience

Experience: I have tried, as lead counsel, more than 50 personal injury, products liability, fraud, business tort, contract and insurance cases to verdict. I have been a frequent speaker on a wide range of topics involving the trial of civil matters. I have served as faculty of the International Assoc. of Defense Counsel's Trial Academy in 2001 at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in 2007 at Stanford University School of Law. I am a member of the Managing Partners Committee of Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assoc. (KCMBA) and serve as the firm's representative to the association in furthering the KCMBA's Diversity Initiative.
Active Litigation: 21 Years
15% representing Plaintiffs
85% representing Defendants
10% in Federal Courts
90% in State Courts
Other Experience:  
Education: University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1987 Northeastern Oklahoma State University, B.S., 1984
Additional Details: Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers International Association of Defense Counsel American Board of Trial Advocates (Western MO/Eastern KS Chapter)(Past President) Missouri/Kansas City Bar Associations Legal Advisor to Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors(2008) Managing Partners Committee of the KCMBA The Kansas City Journal's Best of the Bar (listed in 2007) Best Lawyers in America (listed in 2008)

Fee Structure

Rate: $300 per hour