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John Phillips, Mediator & Arbitrator, Kansas City, Missouri.

John Phillips

Jay Daugherty Mediation & Arbitration Services
4717 Grand, Suite 830
Kansas City, MO, 64112
Tel: 816-931-6300
Cell: (816) 853-5691
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Recognized to Missouri Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Med-Arb, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 1998
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2019): 1200
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2019): 50
Practice Percentages


Over 40 years' experience as attorney with Husch Blackwell LLP, 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).

Case Experience

  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Medical Devices
  • Pensions / ERISA
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • 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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 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 Information

$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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