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Morning Session: 9:00 - 12:00; AM Break 10:30 - 10:45
Panel Members: Hon. Thomas C. Fincham, Hon. Janet Sutton, Hon. James Van Amburg, and Michael Manners.. Moderator - Robert D. Kingsland Jr.
Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:30; PM Break 2:30 - 2:45
Panel Members: Hon. Thomas C. Fincham, Hon. Janet Sutton, Hon. James Van Amburg, and Michael Manners. Moderator - Robert D. Kingsland Jr.
HON. THOMAS C. FINCHAM is a Circuit Court Judge in the 6th Judicial Court in Platte County, Missouri.
HON. JANET SUTTON is a Circuit Court Judge in the 7th Judicial Circuit in Clay County, Missouri.
HON. JAMES VAN AMBURG is the Presiding Circuit Court Judge in the 6th Judicial Court in Platte County, Missouri.
MICHAEL MANNERS is a trial attorney with Langdon & Emison Attorneys At Law. In November 2000, Mr. Manners was appointed by Missouri Governor Roger Wilson to serve as a Circuit Court Judge with the 16th Judicial Circuit, Division 2 in Independence. Prior to his appointment, he spent 24 years as a trial attorney with the firm that eventually became Welch, Martin, & Albano. Mr. Manners received his B.S degree, summa cum laude, from Central Missouri State Univ. and his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
MODERATOR - ROBERT D. KINGSLAND JR. is a founding partner in the law firm of Dempsey and Kingsland, P.C., in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Kingsland’s practice is limited to medical negligence, catastrophic injury, products liability, auto collision, and other serious personal injury cases. A frequent speaker on topics related to civil trial practice, Mr. Kingsland has also published various articles on trial advocacy. His peer-reviewed article, “Gallbladder Surgery Gone Wrong-Handling the Bowel Perforation Case” appeared in the October 2014 issue of the nationally-circulated magazine Trial. Mr. Kingsland is an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also been selected for membership in Superlawyers of Missouri and Kansas. He is a long-standing member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and a former board member of the Jackson County Law Library. Mr. Kingsland is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas, and he is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, among many others. Mr. Kingsland earned his B. A. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University.