Rhonda Smiley

Smiley Law Firm

Kansas City, Missouri 64101

866-381-8609

Commercial, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International, Medical Malpractice, Partnership Disputes, Probate, Professional Malpractice, Trusts and Estates, Wills


ARBITRATION  AND  MEDIATION TRAINING

Certificate, Institute for International Commercial Arbitration, American University Washington College of Law, Feb. 2015

AAA Arbitration training 2015: Exceeded Powers—Recent Trends in Cases Challenging Arbitrator Authority; Writing Arbitration Awards—A Guide for Arbitrators; How to Help Your Arbitrator; Winning at Arbitration—More than 30 Specific Tips for Advocates

Arbitration training, various, Texas Bar CLE, 2012-14, 20 hours

Mediation training, Northern Virginia Mediation Service, Inc., 2010, 40 hours

Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC, 2009, Gender in Mediation: Negotiation & The Gender Divide; Co-Mediation as a Valuable Settlement Technique; Psychological Barriers to Settlement; Best Practices in Commercial Mediation; Best Practices in Family Mediation; Negotiating for Dollars:  Distributive Bargaining Techniques in Monetary Settlements

Arbitration and Mediation training, various, Missouri Bar CLE, 2006-09

AREAS OFEXPERIENCE  

International Commercial Arbitration: The intense training program at the Institute for International Commercial Arbitration is designed to produce panel-ready arbitrators. Successful students are equipped with detailed knowledge of the applicable international treaties and conventions, significant national laws, BITs, and the various institutions that offer arbitration management.

As a new domestic arbitrator and experienced mediator, I rely on my many years of broad complex commercial litigation and client counseling to demonstrate subject matter competence and my ability to assimilate new areas of law, including: general commercial litigation; contract enforcement; partnership disputes; real estate transactions and development; estates and conservatorships; product liability; medical professional contracts, organizations, practice acquisitions, and standards of care.

PROFESSIONALBACKGROUND

SMILEY LAW FIRM

Managing Director

MEDIATORS TO GO

Managing Director/Principal Mediator

MCDOWELL, RICE, SMITH & BUCHANAN, Kansas City, MO

Vice President / Shareholder

FERRELLGAS, LP, Liberty, MO

Managing Director / General Counsel

SHOOK, HARDY & BACON, Kansas City, MO

Equity Partner

EDUCATI O N

JURIS DOCTOR, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW, Lawrence, KS

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES, Lawrence, KS

Bachelor’s Degree, Economics and Political Science (with Honors), Magna Cum Laude


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DM IS S IO N S

 

  • Texas Bar Membership #24082060
  • Missouri Bar Membership #31604
  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions to practice in multiple state and federal trial and appellate jurisdictions
  • Practice before NLRB, EEOC, and similar state and city agencies


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WA R D S / R E C O G N IT IO N / C O M M U N ITY 

 

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV peer rated attorney
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Past President, Kansas City Chapter)
  • Edwardsville Police Citizens Academy, past member (Appointed by the Mayor)
  • Ethics Commission of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, KS, past Chair (Appointed Chairperson by the Ethics Appointment Panel)
  • Past President-Elect, Kansas City Chapter of American Association of Corporate Council
  • Inaugural Overland Park Kansas Neighborhood Preservation Committee (Appointed as the First Chairperson by the Mayor)


 PUB L IC A TI O N S

 “Kaplan and Fawcett: Tylenol Murders: Tamper Evident Packaging and the Duty to Foresee Criminal Activity,” Journal of Products Liability (Publication out of print.)

1809 West Loop 281, #100-131
Longview, TX 75604

P: 866-381-8609
E: rh[email protected]