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LESLIE A. BOE is of counsel at Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C., in Kansas City, Missouri. Ms. Boe focuses her practice on construction law, including preparation, claims (private and government contract), payment bond claims and mechanic’s lien claims. She represents a wide variety of clients involved in the construction industry, including owners, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. Ms. Boe has experience in all forms of dispute resolution, both mediation and arbitration, as well as bench and jury trials in both state and federal courts. She has also participated in many construction law seminars for both Missouri and Kansas construction law, mechanic's liens and surety claims. Ms. Boe graduated with her B.A. degrees from William Jewell College and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. She is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
LEE B. BRUMITT is a shareholder and director of Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C., where he focuses his practice in construction law and litigation. He represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals on public, commercial and residential projects. Mr. Brumitt currently serves as the board attorney for the Kansas City Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association. He also shares experiences and lessons learned in the construction trenches on his blog, Mo-Kan Construction Law. Mr. Brumitt has extensive experience with insurance litigation and coverage issues for insurers and defending claims made against insurance and reinsurance agents and brokers. He has litigated cases in bankruptcy and probate courts and regularly advises clients on general business matters. Mr. Brumitt has successfully tried a number of cases in state and federal courts and has appeared in arbitrations, mediations and other administrative forums. As a result of his unique and diverse experience, he maintains a flexible practice responsive to a broad range of client needs. Mr. Brumitt received his B.S. degree from Central Methodist College and his J.D. degree from Drake University.
DAVID M. BUFFO is of counsel at Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C., in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Buffo represents clients in many industries, including transportation, technology, and construction. His services include negotiation, mediation, and representation of commercial matters in regard to transportation, premises liability, product liability, non-compete disputes, contract disputes, and collections. Mr. Buffo is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri; and is admitted in the U.S. District Court of Western Missouri; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He graduated with his B.S.B.A. degree from Creighton University; his M.B.A. degree from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law. Mr. Buffo is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Conference of Freight Counsel and the Transportation Lawyers Association.
JAMES F. FREEMAN III is an attorney with Swanson Midgley, LLC, where he practices in the areas of construction, land use, church, commercial litigation, business, contract, employment, probate litigation, appellate practice, transportation, and corporate law. He is admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri; and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the districts of Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Freeman is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Kansas, and American bar associations, as well as The Missouri Bar. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
ROBERT M. PITKIN is an attorney with Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC. He practices in the areas of construction, business and commercial litigation, and lender liability. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Pitkin is a member of the Construction Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; the Construction Law Committee of The Missouri Bar; and the Construction Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of construction litigation since 2010. Mr. Pitkin earned his B.A. degree from Wheaton College and his J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.May 17 - Wichita
BRIAN BURRIS is General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for the real estate development company Occidental Management, Inc. in Wichita, Kansas. For more than a decade, Mr. Burris served as Vice-President and General Counsel of ICM, Inc. of Colwich, Kansas, an engineering, procurement and construction company focused on the biofuels industry, where he managed the legal aspects of complex construction projects across the Midwest.
ADAM R. BURRUS is a member of Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, LLC, in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Burrus represents businesses and individual clients in every facet of the legal process, including arbitration, mediation, and litigation. His practice is focused on representing clients in the areas of construction and business litigation, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and insurance defense. He has advised general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in matters involving construction defect claims and mechanic’s lien filings. He has also advised business clients on various breach of contract and collections issues. Mr. Burrus graduated with his B.S.B.A. degree from Saint Louis University and earned his J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law. He is a member of the Kansas and Wichita bar associations. He currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Wichita Bar Association and is currently involved in the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Young Professionals of Wichita. Mr. Burrus was named a civil litigation Rising Star in the 2016 edition of Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas.
RICK DAVIS is a sole practitioner in Overland Park, Kansas. Mr. Davis’ practice focuses primarily on the areas of residential real estate and he regularly represents parties in all facets of the real estate industry. His past and current clients include large mortgage servicers, home improvement retail stores, local contractors, real estate investors, property management companies, and individual homeowners. He serves clients in both Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Davis graduated with his B.G.S. degree from the University of Kansas and earned his J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law. Mr. Davis is a member of the Kansas Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section), The Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association.
PATRICK H. EDWARDS is a partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, in their Wichita, Kansas office. Mr. Edwards focuses his practice on business litigation, construction, oil and gas, product liability and employment litigation. He also represents companies on collection matters and has represented companies and landowners in condemnation disputes related to the construction of new gas pipelines and powerlines throughout Kansas. Mr. Edwards graduated with his B.S. degree from Newman University and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the Wichita Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
MATTHEW HOLCOMB is a member of Hinkle Law Firm LLC, in their Wichita, Kansas office. Mr. Holcomb works in the firm’s litigation practice group. He has experience handling a variety of complex tort claims, including product liability defense and toxic torts. Mr. Holcomb’s range of experience also includes employment law, general commercial and civil litigation, motor carrier law, consumer protection laws, and construction disputes. In addition, his practice includes assisting with contract negotiations and enforcement, product labeling laws, and warranty laws. Mr. Holcomb graduated with his B.A. degree from Appalachian Bible College and earned his J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law. He is a member of the Wichita Bar Association and the Kansas Bar Association.
RYAN MEYER is an attorney at Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, LLC, where he practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and employment law. He has experience assisting both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of areas, including commercial litigation, insurance law, and construction law, in both state and federal courts. Upon graduation, Mr. Meyer served a two-year federal clerkship with the Honorable J. Thomas Marten, District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. He is a member of the Kansas and Wichita bar associations. Mr. Meyer received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law in May 2010.