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I work as General Counsel for National Crop Insurance Services. 

National Crop Insurance Services is an international not-for-profit organization representing the 17 crop insurance companies that sell multi-peril crop insurance, as well as others that write private crop-hail insurance only. NCIS members write Crop-Hail Insurance; Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI), the federally-supported risk management program; and privately developed crop insurance products, totaling more than $12 billion in premiums, with insured value of nearly $150 billion in 2012.

On behalf of its members, NCIS collects and manages data and information, conducts research and analysis, serves as a licensed statistical agency for the Crop-Hail program and conducts extensive educational activities on claims adjustment, ethics, policies and procedures.

NCIS members range in size from one-state companies to national writers, as well as international company members. The companies service all farmers participating in the federal program, including limited-resource and socially disadvantaged farmers. In partnership with the government, these private companies deliver the safety net that equitably provides effective risk management tools to the American farmer.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    37 years
  2. Business: 25%
    37 years
  3. Government: 25%
  4. Antitrust: 25%

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Contact info

National Crop Insurance Services

8900 Indian Creek Parkway
Suite 600
Overland Park, KS, 66210-1554


KSAuthorized to practice law197908/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMissouri/Kansas Super LawyersN/A
FellowLitigation Counsel of AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselNational Crop Insurance Services2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas Bar FoundationTrustee2011 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2008 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationPanel of Arbitrators, Complex Commercial and Securities1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationPast Chair, Business and Commercial Law Committee1996 - 2004
Kansas Bar AssociationPast Chair - Corporation, Business and Banking SectionN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Kansas Corporation Law and PracticeRights, Obligations and Liabilities of Promoters, Shareholders, Officers, Directors and Successor Corporations2011
ABA JournalManaging the Process - Sales of Closely-Held Business Entities1999
Journal of the Kansas Bar AssociationThe Kansas Venue Statute: Where Does A Cause Of Action Arise?1995
Journal of the Kansas Bar AssociationWhen Professionals Collide-Lawyers' Responses to Auditors' Requests1992
Journal of the Kansas Bar AssociationPrivate Financing for Small Businesses1989
Journal of the Kansas Bar AssociationEquipment Leases Under The Uniform Commercial Code1988
American Bar Association publicationThe Auditor ComethN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of KansasN/AOther - Bachelors1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Train the Trainer ConferenceAntitrust Law Overview2013
National Crop Insurance Services 2013 National Claims Manager ConferenceAntitrust Basics2013
National Live WebinarCrop and Livestock Insurance Law • Crop and Livestock Insurance Law from the Ground Up2012
Nuts & Bolts for the Transactional LawyerMergers & Acquisitions2011
Nuts and Bolts for the Transactional LawyerAn Introduction to Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company2010
Kansas Bar Association Annual MeetingRevised Article 92006
Kansas Bar Association Corporation Law VideoCast SeminarNegotiating and Drafting Business Acquisition Agreements2005
Kansas Bar AssociationGrowth of the Family Business - Growth Capital and Executive Compensation2001
Kansas Bar AssociationKansas Corporation Law1998
American Bar Association Annual MeetingFranchise Law1991
Kansas Bar Association Business InstituteThird Party Opinion LettersN/A