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USA&M donates to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri – July 2015Congratulations to the Washington University ABA Mediation Competition Teams! – March 2015International Students from Washington University School of Law Visit USA&M – January 2015Inaugural Negotiation and Dispute Resolution LLM graduates – December 2014Washington University School of Law National Scholarship Roundtable – November 2014Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference 2014 – Branson, MOUSA&M Named Best Law Firm for Mediation in Missouri – 2014 by U.S. News & World ReportMay is Declared Mediation Month – May 2014USA&M Speaks to International Delegation – April 2014

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Mary Ann Wymore Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – August 2017Kenneth Chackes Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – August 2017Judge Riehl Joins USA&M Mediator & Arbitrator Panels – June 2017Mediators included in National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) – March 2017Judge Duval Joins USA&M Senior Arbitrator Panel – March 2017John Grimm Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – February 2017Joe Jacobsen Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – September 2016Don Kelly Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – September 2016Melvin Kennedy Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – September 2016Judge Cohen Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – July 2016Bob Danis Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – July 2016Robert D. Litz reappointed ADR Chair of BAMSL – June 2016Robert D. Litz named President of USA&M – April 2016Judge Prebil Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – April 2016Kim L. Kirn elected Chair of the Labor & Employment section of (BAMSL)  – April 2016Stephen Strum Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – February 2016Kim Kirn elected to National Board of Directors of Association Attorney Mediators (AAM) – June 2015USA&M Celebrates 30 years! – January 2015Kevin Dolley Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – December 2014Jim Reeves Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – December 2014Judge Seigel Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – December 2014USA&M Donates to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri – May 2014Mitch Margo and Paul Venker Join USA&M Mediation Panel  – October 2013 Kurtis Reeg Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – September 2012Judge Hartenbach Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – February 2012Richard Hunsaker Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – February 2012Kirn, Kim L.,  ‘Volunteer Mediation Force’ , March 2012Rob Litz Joins USA&M , September 2011

USA&M Mediators

Allen Boston


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Terry Brown


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Jack Carey


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Jon Carlson


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Kenneth M. Chackes


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Hon. Robert S. Cohen


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Hon. William Corrigan


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Hon. Ellsworth (Elic) Cundiff


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Robert J. Danis


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Kevin Dolley


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George L. Fitzsimmons


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Michael S. Geigerman


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Hon. Grant Gorman


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John W. Grimm


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Linda L. Hahn


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Hon. James R. Hartenbach


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Richard Hunsaker


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Rebecca Jackson


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Joe D. Jacobson


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William F. James


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Colleen Jones


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Don V. Kelly


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Melvin D. Kennedy


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Kim L. Kirn


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Paul B. Lee


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E. Thomas Liese


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Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.


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Hon. Arthur Litz


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Robert D. Litz


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Mitchell A. Margo


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Press Releases:

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USA&M Office

Flyers –
USA&M donates to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri – July 2015Congratulations to the Washington University ABA Mediation Competition Teams! – March 2015International Students from Washington University School of Law Visit USA&M – January 2015Inaugural Negotiation and Dispute Resolution LLM graduates – December 2014Washington University School of Law National Scholarship Roundtable – November 2014Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference 2014 – Branson, MOUSA&M Named Best Law Firm for Mediation in Missouri – 2014 by U.S. News & World ReportMay is Declared Mediation Month – May 2014USA&M Speaks to International Delegation – April 2014

Press Releases –
Mary Ann Wymore Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – August 2017Kenneth Chackes Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – August 2017Judge Riehl Joins USA&M Mediator & Arbitrator Panels – June 2017Mediators included in National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) – March 2017Judge Duval Joins USA&M Senior Arbitrator Panel – March 2017John Grimm Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – February 2017Joe Jacobsen Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – September 2016Don Kelly Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – September 2016Melvin Kennedy Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – September 2016Judge Cohen Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – July 2016Bob Danis Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – July 2016Robert D. Litz reappointed ADR Chair of BAMSL – June 2016Robert D. Litz named President of USA&M – April 2016Judge Prebil Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – April 2016Kim L. Kirn elected Chair of the Labor & Employment section of (BAMSL)  – April 2016Stephen Strum Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – February 2016Kim Kirn elected to National Board of Directors of Association Attorney Mediators (AAM) – June 2015USA&M Celebrates 30 years! – January 2015Kevin Dolley Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – December 2014Jim Reeves Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – December 2014Judge Seigel Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – December 2014USA&M Donates to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri – May 2014Mitch Margo and Paul Venker Join USA&M Mediation Panel  – October 2013 Kurtis Reeg Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – September 2012Judge Hartenbach Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – February 2012Richard Hunsaker Joins USA&M Mediation Panel – February 2012Kirn, Kim L.,  ‘Volunteer Mediation Force’ , March 2012Rob Litz Joins USA&M , September 2011

USA&M Mediators

Allen Boston


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Terry Brown


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Jack Carey


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Jon Carlson


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Kenneth M. Chackes


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Hon. Robert S. Cohen


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Hon. William Corrigan


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Hon. Ellsworth (Elic) Cundiff


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Robert J. Danis


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Kevin Dolley


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George L. Fitzsimmons


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Michael S. Geigerman


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Hon. Grant Gorman


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John W. Grimm


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Linda L. Hahn


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Hon. James R. Hartenbach


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Richard Hunsaker


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Rebecca Jackson


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Joe D. Jacobson


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William F. James


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Colleen Jones


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Don V. Kelly


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Melvin D. Kennedy


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Kim L. Kirn


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Paul B. Lee


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E. Thomas Liese


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Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.


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Hon. Arthur Litz


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Robert D. Litz


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Mitchell A. Margo


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USA&M Mediators

Martha C. Brown

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • J.D. – University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1981 • B.A. – University of Vermont, 1976 • University of Bath, Bath, England Accomplishments Martha Brown …
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Mr. Terry Brown

Terry Brown

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Midwest, Inc. Mediator Training, 2007 • Washington University Mediator Training, 2007 • St. Louis University, J.D. 1974 • University of Colorado, A.B.…
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Hon. Joan Burger

Printable Bio Education • J.D. from St. Louis University cum laude in 1976 • B.S. from Loyola University in Chicago • Mediation training with Association of Attorney Mediators and U.S. District …
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Kenneth M. Chackes

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training (2017) • Mediation Training for Civil Cases, University of Missouri School of Law (1999) • St. Louis University School of Law…
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Hon. Robert S. Cohen

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2016 • Civil Mediator Training, St. Louis University, 2015 • J.D. St. Louis University School of Law, 1971 • A.B. Washingt…
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Honorable William Corrigan

Hon. William Corrigan

Printable Bio (PDF) Education.. • USA&M Transitional Mediation Training 2002 • University of Missouri School of Law Mediation Training 2002 • St. Louis University, B.A. and J.D. 1955 Accompl…
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Robert Danis

Robert J. Danis

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • Mediator Training University of Missouri School of Law – June, 2015 • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training (2016) • UMKC/USA&M Practical Skills Training for…
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Kevin Dolley

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training (2013 & 2014) • St. Louis University School of Law Mediator Training (2012) • St. Louis University School of Law (J.D. 20…
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George L. Fitzsimmons

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • Boston College, B.S. 1964 • Washington University, J.D. 1967 • USA&M Mediator Training, 1995 • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004,…
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Michael S. Geigerman

Printable Bio (PDF) Education Presenter, trainer and attendee in over a hundred seminars and mediation trainings since 1986 including programs sponsored by Pepperdine University School of Law, the Int…
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Hon. Richard P. Goldenhersh

Education USA&M Advanced Mediator Training Illinois State Bar Association Mediation Course 2018 University of Virginia, LLM 2001 Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, JD 1969 Washingto…
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Hon. John W. Grimm

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • University of Missouri – Kansas City, JD 1987 • Southeast Missouri State University, BS. Major: Political Science.  Minor: Speech Communication 1984 • Civil Me…
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Linda L. Hahn

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA& M Advanced Mediator Training 2002 • Mediator Training University of Missouri School of Law 2001 • USA&M Mediator Training 2001 • St. Louis Universi…
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Michael D. Hart

Printable Bio Education • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, J.D. with distinction, 1978 • University of Missouri – St. Louis, B.A. (economics), 1973 • University of Missour…
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Hon. James R. Hartenbach

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Transitional Mediator Training, 2011 • Mediation training at the University of Missouri School of Law, 2008 • National Judicial College, Reno, N.V. • …
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Richard Hunsaker

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • Washington University School of Law, J.D. 1986 • University of Illinois, M.A. 1983 • University of Illinois, B.A. 1982 Accomplishments Partner with Heyl, Royster,…
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Rebecca Jackson

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Transitional Mediation Training, 2008 • Civil Mediation Training, Missouri State University, 2008 • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. 1978 …
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Joe D. Jacobson

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • A.B. in Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis (1983) • J.D. magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law (1986) • Mediation Training for Civil Cases,…
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Colleen Jones

Printable Bio (PDF) Education •  USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2013 •  St. Louis University School of Law, 1986 •  St. Mary’s College, BA, 1982 •  University of Missouri R…
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Don V. Kelly

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, • B.S. (physics), Duke University 1984 (also satisfied requirements for B.A. in economics); • J.D., Washington University Sc…
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Melvin D. Kennedy

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • B.S., Truman State University, 1981 • Master of Public Affairs, University of Missouri – Columbia, 1983 (with honors) • J.D., St. Louis University, 1993 (Cum La…
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Kim L. Kirn

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training 2007-Present • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Mediation Certification 2006 • University of Notre Dame Law School, cum lau…
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Wesley T. Kozeny

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • J.D. St. Louis University School of Law, 1987• B.A. St. Louis University, 1984• USA&M Mediator Training, 2018• Civil and Divorce Mediation Training, 2018•…
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James Kutten

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • LL.M. in Taxation, Washington University School of Law 1985 • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law 1981 • B.S. Tulane University (Economics) Accomplishments…
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Paul B. Lee

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Transitional Mediator Training, 2009 • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Mediator Training, 2009 • University of Missouri-Columbia School o…
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E. Thomas Liese

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Mediator Training, 2006 • Mediation Training, University of Missouri School of Law, 2006 • St. Louis University, J.D., 1972 • St. Louis University, A.…
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Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr.

Printable Bio (PDF)   Retired Federal Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; Senior Counsel with Armstrong Teasdale LLP Education • USA&M Transitional Mediator …
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Hon. Arthur Litz

Printable Bio (PDF) Retired Judge of the Twenty-first Judicial Circuit, St. Louis County (1975- 1972), including Presiding Judge (1981-1982) Education Undergraduate & Master’s Degree, Washington…
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Robert D. Litz

  Printable Bio (PDF) Education • Drake University, B.A. 1979• University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. 1981• American College of E-Neutrals Electronic Discovery E-Neutral Training, 2011• Was…
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Mitchell A. Margo

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training 2013 • Association of Attorney Mediators 2010 to present • American Arbitration Association certification, 2005 • Federal C…
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John A. Michener

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • University of Missouri Mediator training 2017 • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training 2017 • U.S. District Court Mediator Training, 2017 • Washington University …
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Joseph H. Mueller

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • Mediator Training, USA&M Midwest, Inc., 2008 • Mediator Training, Saint Louis University, 2004 • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. 1959 • Saint Lou…
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Gerald R. Ortbals

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • St. Louis University School of Law, JD 1966 • St. Louis University, BS 1963 • Boston University Graduate Studies Program in Journalism, 1967 Mediation Training an…
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Ted L. Perryman

Printable Bio (PDF) Practicing attorney and Chairman at the firm of Roberts Perryman P.C (offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Belleville, Illinois). Education • USA&M Mediator Training, 1998 • …
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Hon. Thomas Prebil

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2016 • United States District Court Advance Mediator Training, 2016 • Mediator Training at Washington University School of L…
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Keith Rabenberg

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2013 • Mediation Training for Civil Cases, University of Missouri, 2010 • Washington University in St. Louis (J.D.) Order of…
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Jerome F. Raskas

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced & Transitional Mediator Training, 2002 • University of Missouri School of Law, Mediator Training, 2002 • Washington University School of La…
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Kurtis B. Reeg

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Transitional Training 2012 • Numerous CLE’s • BAMSL Mediator Training 1997 • Mediation Certification 1997 (University of Missouri) • St. Louis…
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James W. Reeves

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • LL.M. University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004 • J.D. St. Louis University, 1984 • BS University of Central Missouri, 1980 magna cum laude • CDR Associates Mediat…
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Richard C. Reuben

Printable Bio (PDF) Richard C. Reuben, the James Lewis Parks Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law and one of the nation’s foremost mediation and arbitration scholars and teac…
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Hon. Patricia A. Riehl

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • Southeast Missouri State University, summa cum laude, 1979 • University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law, with distinction, 1982 • 23rd Judicial Circuit…
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Russell K. Scott

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator training, 2001 • USA&M Mediation Training, 2001 • Washington University School of Law, J.D. 1974 • Earlham College, Richmond Ind…
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Hon. Mark D. Seigel

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • Advanced Mediation Training, USA&M 2014 • University of Missouri School of Law Mediation Training 2008 • Washington University School of Law J.D. 1969 • Uni…
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Hon. Francis G. Slay

Printable Bio Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2019 • Mediation Training for Civil Cases, University of Missouri, 2019 • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1980 • Qui…
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Gary Snodgrass

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Mediation Training, AAM 1994 • St. Louis University, B.A. 1973 (Cum Laude) • Michigan State University, M.A. 1975 (Magna Cum Laude) • St. Louis Univer…
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Stephen M. Strum

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • Advanced Mediation Training for Court Certified ADR Neutrals – U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Mo, Jan 2016• USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, De…
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Paul N. Venker

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2013 • University of Missouri Mediator Training, 2013 • University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1980 • Un…
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Kathleen M. Whitby

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M, Basic Mediator Training, 2004 – present • Mediating Environmental and Public Policy Disputes, CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado, 1998 • Mediation…
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Hon. Gael D. Wood

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training, 2018 • University of Missouri School of Law Mediation Training, 2018 • University of Missouri – KC School of Law, J.D…
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Mary Ann Wymore

Printable Bio (PDF) Education • USA&M Advanced Mediator Training 2017 • International Trademark Association Advanced Mediator Training 2016 • University of Missouri – School of Law, Civil …
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