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David Robert Barlow

About me

I graduated with from the University of Kansas in 1988 with a B.A. in History and Political Science.  I left home to attend law school in Michigan beginning in January, 1989.


I graduated from law school a semester early in the September, 1991. I sat for and passed the Michigan Bar Exam in January, 1992.  While in law school was a student law clerk for the Hon. Michael Harrison in the Ingham County Circuit Court.  During the year after graduation I was the law clerk to the Hon. James Fleming in the Jackson County (Michigan) Circuit Court. 


After working in small general practice firm, I returned home to the Kansas City Area in 1993.  I have been practicing law in the Kansas City Area since.  We have our main office in North Kansas CIty and satellite offices in LIberty and Leavenworth.


For the last sixteen years I have focused on representing individuals and small businesses in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13  Bankruptcy cases.  However, our firm handles personal injury cases, workers' compensation, immigration, and traffic matters.


I have found my representation of clients going through Bankruptcy to be rewarding and challenging. 


In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, shooting trap and skeet, and watching the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas Jayhawks.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 60%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13: 20%
    23 years
  3. Chapter 7: 20%
    23 years



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Payment types:

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  • Howard Clifford Hoyt

    I have known David for many years. He knows his way around the courthouse. He is an experienced bankruptcy attorney.


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Contact info

Barlow & Niffen

406 Armour Road
Suite 250
Kansas City, MO, 64116-3512

Barlow & Niffen, PC

433 Shawnee Street
Leavenworth, KS, 66048



KSAuthorized to practice law199407/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active199301/08/2013
MINot authorized to practice-Administrative199205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
CLE ContributorMCLE2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarlow & Niffen, PC1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri BarMember1994 - Present
U.S. District Court for the District of KansasMember1994 - Present
U.S. District Court for the Western District of MissouriMember1993 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ad Hoc Rules Committee U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of MissouriPrevious MemberN/A
Missouri Bar, Commerical Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Missouri Bar, Civil Practice & Procedure CommitteeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy InstituteMissouri Bar CLE Materials2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of KansasPolitical Science and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE By the HourBankruptcy & Debt Collection Defense2014
Annual Bankruptcy InstituteBankruptcy: Ethics, Good Faith and Sanctions2013
Annual Bankruptcy InstituteMortgage Claims in Bankruptcy2009
Get Connected: Solo & Small Firm ConferenceHow to Help Your Clients Survive Hard Times2008