You've probably either tried a case against a "Rambo" litigator - or you've heard stories from your colleagues about this hardball approach to practicing law, and, as you know, it's no picnic. This instruction is designed to teach you how to deal with frustrating and all-too-common litigation techniques. If you deal with "Rambos" with any regularity, this is a must have!
JOHN DUGGAN is an attorney and president of the law firm of Duggan, Shadwick, Doerr & Kurlbaum, P.C., in Kansas. Mr. Duggan has been lead trial counsel on over 150 cases tried to a jury and/or to the court. Several of those cases involved in excess of 50 million in claimed damages. His practice focuses on casualty and property losses sustained from catastrophic fires, lender liability disputes, wrongful death, products liability claims, construction defects, mechanic‘s liens claims, commercial lease disputes and buy-sell agreement disputes, just to mention a few. Mr. Duggan has briefed and/or argued more than 50 appellate cases in the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth circuits; the Kansas Supreme Court; the Missouri Supreme Court; and the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Missouri Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri; and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh, Eighth and Tenth circuits; the U.S. District Court for Kansas, Western District of Missouri; and other selected districts throughout the United States. Mr. Duggan is a member of the Kansas Bar Association (member, Appellate Practice Committee), The Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (member, Federal Practice Committee), and the Johnson County Bar Association. He earned his B.B.A. degree from Iowa State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Iowa.
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, 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.
HOWARD L. LOTVEN is a sole practitioner with the law office of Howard L. Lotven P.C. Mr. Lotven primarily represents clients in criminal/municipal courts and traffic courts. He has been either a prosecutor or a defense attorney in more than 10,000 cases. Mr. Lotven also represents clients in family law matters, including divorce, paternity, modification of child support, custody and visitation. His professional associations and memberships include the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Municipal Court Committee, Family Law Committee, Criminal Law Section, Volunteer Attorney Project), The Missouri Bar (Criminal Law Committee, General Practice Committee), the Municipal Court Prosecutors Association of Western Missouri, the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association, and the Association of Women Lawyers. Mr. Lotven is admitted to practice in Missouri and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the U.S. Federal Court. He presently serves as a lecturer for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association on practicing in municipal and traffic courts. Mr. Lotven earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Drake University and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
CONSTANCE L. SHIDLER is a partner at Smithyman & Zakoura Chartered, where she focuses on civil and business litigation and acts as outsourced general counsel for businesses. She is a member of the Johnson County and Kansas bar associations, The Missouri Bar, and the Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court. Ms. Shidler was designated a Super Lawyer in business litigation for the years 2011-2017. She is an alumnae of the University of Kansas School of Law.