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I established Lauber Municipal Law, LLC, for the purpose of serving local governmental entities of all types and sizes. I have dedicated my entire career to the representation of municipal clients— I have excelled in my practice as a public law attorney starting with “big firm” experience in the public law practice group at one of Kansas City’s largest law firms, then a practice focused exclusively on Missouri economic development law at the region’s busiest bond firm, before returning to a general municipal practice at a boutique municipal law firm in the Kansas City metro area. I can serve your community as its general counsel (City Attorney) or as special counsel for technical issues like economic development incentive approvals, annexation, elections, impeachments, and appellate work.

My goal through Lauber Municipal Law, LLC, is to meld my previous experience together to provide a high-quality, “big firm” work product, while providing the flexibility, personal responsiveness, and cost effectiveness of a small firm. I completely understand public entities’ needs to obtain the most effective representation possible while considering the fact that these services are compensated from a budget made up of public funds. As the motto for Lauber Municipal Law, LLC, states: I am proud to serve those who serve others. My sincere desire is to make that job easier and less stressful for the elected officials and administrative staffs of these entities.

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Practice areas


  1. State & Local Law: 75%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
  3. Public Finance: 5%
  4. Litigation: 5%

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  • Mark Eugene Klinkenberg

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe is an outstanding attorney who is very skilled in his areas of expertise. He has been extremely cooperative and easy to work with while still advocating in the best interest of his client. He is hard-working, intelligent, diligent, and of the utmost integrity.


    Mark Klinkenberg Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Lauber Municipal Law, LLC

529 SE 2nd Street.
Suite D
Lee's Summit, MO, 64063


KSAuthorized to practice law200407/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200301/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberLauber Municipal Law, LLC2010 - Present
AttorneyWilliams & Campo, P.C.2007 - 2010
AssociateGilmore & Bell, P.C.2005 - 2007
AssociateStinson Morrison Hecker2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Municipal Attorneys AssociationDirector2012 - Present
Missouri Economic Development Financing AssociationDirector2011 - Present
Missouri Main Street ConnectionDirector2011 - Present
Missouri BarMember2003 - Present
Missouri Municipal Attorneys AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Grandview Truman Corners Shopping Center Tax Increment Financing PlanN/A
City of Grain Valley Grain Valley Marketplace Tax Increment Financing PlanTIF revenue bonds issued 2012; project currently under construction
City of Lawson, Missouri- City AttorneyN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Missouri Municipal ReviewMissouri Supreme Court Hands Municipalities a Setback in Prevailing Wage Act Case2011
The Missouri Municipal ReviewA Practical Application of Missouri's Immigration Law Requirements to Public Works Contracts and Related Documents2009
Municipal LawyerHIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules and Their Effect on Local Governments2005
The Urban LawyerHIPAA Administrative Simplification: How the Privacy Rule Affects Municipal Ambulance Service Providers2003
Journal of the Missouri BarPublic-Private Partnership in Community Development: Applying Constitutional Standards for Implementing the Missouri Community Improvement District Act2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of OklahomaBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Missouri Municipal League Elected Official ConferenceRevenue Sources and the Hancock Amendment2011
Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association Summer ConferenceProfessional Responsibility and Social Networking2011
Missouri Muncipal League Annual ConferenceEthical Isses Facing Elected Officials2011
MCCFOA Spring InstitutePublic Works Contracts in Missouri2011
KCAPA Continuing Education SeminarUrban Planning in Today's Real Estate Development Climate2011
Get Plugged In...DowntownUsing Tax Tools for Downtown Development2011
Missouri Municipal League Elected Official ConferencePublic Works Contracts in Missouri2010
APWA Spring ConferencePublic Works Contracts in Missouri2010
Missouri Municipal League Annual ConferenceMissouri Immigration Law: What Cities Need to Know2009
Get Plugged in Downtown Annual ConferenceGet a Surge of Funding Through Community Improvement Districts2009
Show Me the Money ConferenceMaking Connections with Community Improvement Districts in Missouri2008
Missouri Municipal League Elected Officials ConferenceSummary of the Missouri Hancock Amendment2008
Missouri Municipal League Annual ConferencePublic Works and Red Tape2008
Missouri Municipal League's Elected Official ConferenceSummary of the Missouri Hancock Amendment2007
Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association Summer SeminarAnnexation Cases and Developments2007
Local Government Committee MeetingHIPAA Revisited: the Security Rule2004