Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master - General Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Negligence Law, Employment Law
Shareholder/Director, Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, P.C., 1996-2016; Shareholder/Executive Committee, McDowell Rice & Smith, 1989-95; Shareholder, Horowitz, Shurin & Johl, P.C., 1968-89; Assistant Counselor/Land Tax Attorney, Jackson County, Missouri, 1969-73.
General trial and business practice. Litigation of commercial, negligence and employment matters, equally for plaintiffs and defendants. Litigated and negotiated on behalf of small businesses, Fortune 500 companies and individuals in regard to mergers, acquisitions, leasing, contracts, franchising and employment related matters; bodily injury and wrongful death.
Successfully tried, as first chair, jury and non-jury cases in numerous courts including Missouri, Kansas, Arizona and other states; the United States Court of Federal Claims; and numerous United States District Courts. Appeared before the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court. Substantial experience as counsel representing clients in arbitration hearings across the country.
Nominated by President Clinton to be a Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri; nomination withdrawn at my request due to delays in the nomination/ confirmation process.
Super Lawyer 2009-2016. Named by Ingram's Business Magazine as one of Kansas City's best commercial litigation attorneys 2011 - 2016.
Chairman of the Missouri Gaming Commission, 2015; Member of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri, July 2015-present; currently serving as President.