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Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 40%
    26 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    34 years
  3. Energy & Utilities: 15%
    20 years
  4. Federal Regulation: 15%
    26 years

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Contact Info

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

1000 Walnut, Suite 1400
Kansas City, MO, 64106

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

9401 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 700
Overland Park, KS, 66210



KSAuthorized to practice law199008/09/2015
MOGood Standing, Active198901/08/2013

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
FellowAmerican College of Environmental Law2009
ListedWho's Who in American Law -MarquisN/A
RecognitionBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
List of Leading Lawyers, Band 1, Enviromental LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessN/A
ListedKansas Super LawyersN/A
ListedMissouri Super LawyersN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSpencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP1989 - Present
AssociateEdwards & Angell1987 - 1989
AttorneyUnited States Army Judge Advocate General Corps.1980 - 1987
Infantry OfficerUnited States Army1973 - 1980
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources Section, Superfund and Natural Resource Damages Litigation CommitteeChair2000 - 2002
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Environmental Litigation CommitteeSub-Committee Chair1993 - 2007
Kansas Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Missouri BarMember1989 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Michigan, et al. v. U.S. EPA, 268 F.3rd 1075 (9th Cir. 2001)The Court vacated the rule as to utilities in Western Missouri and two other partial states who joined in our brief.
In re Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power & Light Company, Permit No. 012006-019Settled and case dismissed. Permit was issued. Plant constructed.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyMilitary LawN/A1985
University of Nebraska School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
United States Military AcademyN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2013 AWMA Midwest Chapter Technical ConferenceRecent Determinations on Clean Air Act Source Aggregation and2013
Environmental Conference at the LakeThe 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard: 0.075 ppm2009
2006 Midwest Region Environmental ConferenceCERCLA Cost Recovery After Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Aviall Services, Inc.2006