Kristie Remster Orme

Kristie Remster Orme

Executive Board Member


Kristie Orme is an experienced trial attorney, focusing on complex commercial litigation and representation of banking and financial service providers.  Kristie has extensive litigation experience in the state courts of Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa, in federal courts across the nation, including the Bankruptcy Courts of both Missouri and Kansas, and before arbitration panels. She also has appellate experience in both state and federal courts.  She makes it a priority to work with clients to solve problems and develop early litigation strategies which are designed to maximize results while minimizing costs.

Kristie represents individuals and business entities, as well as governmental agencies, in complex contract, antitrust, tax, real estate, RICO, alter ego/successor liability, business torts, defamation, malicious prosecution/abuse of process, employment and other commercial disputes nationwide.  She also represents banks and individuals in loan enforcement workout and litigation matters. She is a former assistant attorney general and also represents businesses and individuals responding to regulatory inquiries and investigations by governmental agencies.

2021 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists

McDowell Rice Obtains Favorable Ruling as National Arbitration Panel Once Again Backs Iowa in Tobacco Payment Dispute

2020 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists

2020 Executive Board Members, Officers, and Shareholders Announced at Annual Firm Meeting

President Kristie Remster Orme Named on Ingram’s List of 2019 Top Women Executives in Kansas City

2019 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists

2019 Executive Board Members and Officers Announced at Annual Firm Meeting

2018 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® Lists

2018 Executive Board Members and Shareholders Announced at Annual Meeting

“A River—and a State Line—Runs Through It” by Kristie Orme

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

McDowell Rice Elects First Woman President

Kansas City law firm elects first female president

Kristie Remster Orme Elected as Firm’s First Female President; 2017 Executive Board Members Announced; Patrick C. Guinness Elected as Shareholder

MRSB announces 2016 Executive Board members

Rob Maher and Kristie Orme obtain complete dismissal in favor of Bank on check forgery and negligence case

MRSB announces 2015 Executive Board members

Adam Gasper & Kristie Remster Orme successfully enforce Missouri Credit Agreement Statute and obtain favorable settlement for bank

Rob Maher and Kristie Orme obtain $1.9 million judgment for bank against borrower

National arbitration panel backs State of Iowa in tobacco payment dispute

Important change to Missouri Commercial Credit Agreement Statute

Summary judgment granted in favor of bank

$2.3 million summary judgment granted in favor of bank

Summary judgment victory in tortious interference case

Distinction selection information

Named to Ingram’s Class of 2019 “Top Women Executives–Kansas City” (WeKC)
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation: 2014 to the present, Rising Star, 2008 to 2010
AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Kansas Bar Association
The Missouri Bar 
Iowa Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association

Kristie has volunteered for Boy Scout Troop 136 in Lenexa, Kansas, the Shawnee Mission West Spotlighters, and the Johnson County Christmas Bureau.


University of Kansas (J.D., 1997, with honors; Order of the Coif; National Moot Court Team and Council; Environmental Moot Court Team; Teaching Assistant for Trial and Appellate Advocacy courses)

Buena Vista University (B.A., 1991, cum laude, Presidential Fellow)

Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. Tax Court