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.
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|KS||Authorized to practice law||1994||07/04/2016|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1993||01/08/2013|
|MI||Not authorized to practice-Administrative||1992||05/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Partner||Barlow & Niffen, PC||1997 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Missouri Bar||Member||1994 - Present|
|U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas||Member||1994 - Present|
|U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri||Member||1993 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Ad Hoc Rules Committee U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri||Previous Member||N/A|
|Missouri Bar, Commerical Law Committee||Member||N/A|
|Missouri Bar, Civil Practice & Procedure Committee||Member||N/A|
|Bankruptcy Institute||Missouri Bar CLE Materials||2013|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Kansas||Political Science and History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|CLE By the Hour||Bankruptcy & Debt Collection Defense||2014|
|Annual Bankruptcy Institute||Bankruptcy: Ethics, Good Faith and Sanctions||2013|
|Annual Bankruptcy Institute||Mortgage Claims in Bankruptcy||2009|
|Get Connected: Solo & Small Firm Conference||How to Help Your Clients Survive Hard Times||2008|