MRSB News

MRSB Attorney Thomas R Buchanan Certified as Civil Trial Advocate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – KANSAS CITY, Missouri (October 11, 2017) – McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, is pleased to announce that Thomas R. Buchanan has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. The certification is issued by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) which is accredited by the American Bar Association. M...

Chairman Pete Smith Selected to 2017 Ingram’s 250

Congratulations to Pete Smith for being recognized as one of the 2017 Ingram’s 250 most powerful and influential business leaders in Greater Kansas City. Mr. Smith has been included in the Ingram’s 250 since its inception. The firm thanks Mr. Smith for his leadership, insight, and the many contributions he has made to the Greater Kansas City and ...

Former MRSB Attorney Marvin Kaplan Appointed to NLRB

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan congratulates its former law clerk, the Hon. Marvin Kaplan of Washington, D.C., upon his appointment to the five-member National Labor Relations Board, which hears all appeals from administrative decisions under the Labor Management Relations Act. After confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Mr. Kaplan took the oath of o...

Pete Smith Achieves Senior Fellow Status in Litigation Counsel of America

McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan congratulates R. Pete Smith on achieving Senior Fellow status in the Litigation Counsel of America. Fellowship in the society calls for this designation upon seven years of being a Fellow and is a permanent designation. The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society establis...

Victory for Lou Wade and Ania Moncrief

On July 28, 2017, the U.S. District Court granted the firm’s Motions seeking a Protective Order. Lou Wade and Ania Moncrief represented a third-party witness, and former employee of the Defendant. Plaintiff sued Defendant for improper denial of insurance benefits. As a former underwriter involved with development and application of the policy at i...

Rebecca Martin Presents In-House CLE Program

An in-house CLE program entitled, “Mindfulness for the Ethical Practice of Law” was presented by Rebecca Martin. For over a decade, law students, judges, law professors and practicing attorneys have been utilizing meditation and mindfulness to develop concentration, improve emotional well-being, and lessen the stress of legal work. According to T...

Corby Jones and Bill Odle Bring Sports and Entertainment Law Practice to MRSB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – KANSAS CITY, Missouri (May 3, 2017) – McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC, is proud to announce that Corby W. Jones and William C. Odle have joined the Firm as Shareholders, bringing their sports and enterlaw practice to the Firm. Together, they will continue to practice in all aspects of sports law, white collar defense and...

McDowell Rice Co-Sponsors Ingram’s Banking Industry Outlook Assembly

The annual Banking Industry Outlook Assembly co-sponsored by McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, and hosted by Ingram’s Magazine was held on March 1, 2017. The Assembly was co-chaired by MRSB’s President, Kristie Remster Orme. Participants from the Firm included Jonathan Margolies, Mike Gorman, Scott Long, and Rob Maher, as well as other leading exec...

Best Law Firm Awards & Recognition

Best Law Firms list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2011 - Present McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, PC has been named to the Best Law Firms list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined to rank more than 10,000 law firms in 118 pract...

McDowell Rice Elects First Woman President

Missouri Lawyers Weekly, February 13, 2017 By: Jessica Shumaker https://mcdowellrice.com/sites/...