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Overview

Alyssa’s unique perspective combines her experiences in different areas of law, making her a go-to attorney for commercial litigation cases, particularly real property matters.

Alyssa finds innovative solutions to challenging litigation issues involving everything from complex class action lawsuits to lien actions across a variety of industries. She handles litigation matters from start to finish, primarily working with large corporate clients, contractors, subcontractors and individuals on construction issues, eminent domain disputes, evictions and other cases involving real property.

Alyssa brings ample courtroom experience and a well-rounded perspective to the civil cases she litigates. She readily grasps the big picture and collaborates with clients to achieve resolution and meet business goals throughout the litigation process.

Prior to joining the firm, she tried numerous cases as a state prosecutor.


Industry

Service

Recognition

  • Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners

Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
    • Washington University Law Review, Executive Editor
  • B.A., Truman State University
    • Political Science
    • summa cum laude
    • Valedictorian

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

Clerkship

The Hon. W. Duane Benton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2014-2016

Experience
  • Argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals.
  • Worked on successful argument regarding complex and novel insurance law issues.
  • Successfully represented landlords in unlawful detainers, evictions and landlord/tenant disputes.
  • Represented business clients on wide range of disputes involving contract, tort and statutory claims.
  • Worked on successful summary judgment brief in complex eData case involving misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Defended business client in consumer fraud class action litigation.
  • Represented indigent criminal defendants in significant pro bono case on section 1983 prisoner litigation claims.
Outside the Office

Alyssa loves skiing and hiking in the great outdoors.

Alyssa enjoys skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado, and hiking around Kansas City, Missouri, and at national parks.

Community Leadership
  • Big Brothers Big Sister of Kansas City 
  • Young Professional Advocates for Alzheimer’s