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Overview

A.J.’s experience as a varsity baseball player influences how he approaches legal matters: with teamwork, time management and appreciation for diversity.

As a Division-1 college athlete and conference champion, A.J. has a unique background that translates well to law. Sports taught him discipline, how to maximize his time and how to reach a common goal with others from different backgrounds.

A.J. has appeared in court for a wide variety of commercial litigation cases including partnership disputes, pharmaceutical products liability, employment cases and premises liability. He’s interpreted and provided coverage opinions for insurance-based clients and represented corporate clients in mediation and settlement negotiations.

He’s excited to be working in the education industry, where the stated mission for a client is to make the world a better place.


Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
    • CALI Award, Business Organizations and Corporate Finance
    • Best Team Project for Civil Procedure Discovery Exercise
    • St. Thomas More Society, President
    • Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, Staff Editor
    • Business and Commercial Law Certificate
    • Moot Court Council Member
  • B.S.B.A., Appalachian State University
    • Finance and Banking; Risk Management and Insurance
    • Varsity Baseball, Southern Conference Champion
    • Dean’s List
    • North Carolina Excess and Surplus Line of Insurance Scholarship
    • Walker College of Business Financial Round Table Discussion speaker

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Experience
  • Drafted and argued dispositive motions, motions opposing appointment of receiverships and discovery-related motions.
  • Directly managed all aspects of discovery including drafting and responding to discovery requests, defending depositions and compelling necessary responses.
Outside the Office

Baseball wasn’t the most important part of his college years: A.J. met his wife at school. They are involved in their church, and two young daughters keep them busy.

Community Leadership

A.J. had several influential sports mentors over the years and he pays that back by coaching a baseball team of 9- and 10-year-old boys. A.J. and his wife are also active in many Catholic charities.