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Missouri mediator John Phillips
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John Phillips
Husch Blackwell LLP
4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO 64112

Tel: (816) 983-8119
Fax: (816) 983-8080
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Calendar Last Updated: 9 Nov 18


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ADR Services:
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John Phillips has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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Over 40 years' experience as attorney with same firm specializing in alternative dispute resolution, health care, labor/employment law, and commercial litigation, mass tort/ class/collective action litigation, employment litigation and labor arbitration. Adjunct faculty in ADR at Washburn Law School and formerly adjunct faculty in Labor Law and in Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration at Rockhurst College. Former member of the Civil Justice Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; (1992) Missouri Supreme Court's Automation Committee and ADR Committee (1992-2000); Sixteenth Judicial Circuit (state court) Committee on Case Management and Docketing (2004-2006).


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  • J.D., University of Missouri at Columbia, cum laude, 1971
    - Order of the Coif, Honorary Barrister
  • B.S., University of Missouri at Columbia, cum laude, 1968 - Business Administration
  • UMKC Peking University Law School, Summer Program, 2000
  • UMKC Oxford Summer Program, 1988

  • Co-chair ABA Fifth Annual Arbitration Institute, San Francisco, 2/09
  • Faculty - ABA Fourth Annual Arbitration Institute, Los Angeles, 2/08
  • Faculty - AAA Arbitration Training Workshop, Kansas City, 2008
  • Harvard Negotiation Initiative Institute Fall Learning Program, La Jolla, 11/07
  • Faculty - ABA Sixth Mediation Training Institute, San Antonio 2/07 and Philadelphia 2/08
  • Faculty - ABA Third Annual Arbitration Training Institute, New York 2/07
  • Harvard Negotiation Initiative Institute Summer Learning Program 06/06
  • CPR US/China Mediation Training Beijing 10/04


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Council Member and Secretary
  • Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution at University of Missouri at Columbia, Advisory Director
  • Center for Public Resources (CPR)
  • Fellow in American College of Trial Lawyers, Member, National Fellowship Committee and State Committee, 2008-present
  • Fellow and Member of the Board of International Academy of Mediators
  • Fellow in College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow in ABA Foundation
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Former Chair Managing Partners and ADR Committees
  • Missouri Supreme Court, Automation Committee, 1992-1998; ADR Committee 1992-present
  • Society for Human Resource Management, former State Council Legislative Affairs Director
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Civil Justice Advisory Committee, 1990-1994


Rates: $495 per hour Arbitrator Mediator Compensation ($515 per hour for class action/multiple party disputes Special Master), plus $70.00 per hour AAA Administrative Fee on AAA matters. Hourly rate charged for study, hearing, and writing time. Four-hour minimum in greater Metropolitan Kansas City area, eight-hour minimum elsewhere. Willing to serve in St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska with eight-hour minimum. Fifty percent charge for days reserved for less than seven days cancellation or postponement.
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