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As Chief Operating Officer, Bret ensures the highest level possible of customer service, security, quality and attention to detail for clients.

Bret plays a key role in leading daily operations of many of the firm’s administrative functions. He is ultimately responsible for several of the firm’s administrative teams, including information technology, litigation technology, information governance, online research, human resources, records, office administration and facilities management. Collaborating with Bret, these teams ensure that daily service delivery is standardized at optimal levels and that the firm continues to invest in advanced technologies going forward.

Clients appreciate Bret’s strong technical background. He has more than 20 years of management and consulting experience at large law firms and corporate legal departments, including a decade where he served as Husch Blackwell’s Chief Information Officer. He understands how the firm’s people, process and technology can most effectively benefit clients.


  • MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management
    • Information Technology
  • B.A., University of Kansas
    • Economics and Political Science

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • Kansas City Association of Legal Administrators
  • International Legal Technology Association
  • Corporate Legal Operations Consortium
News Releases | December 08, 2021
Husch Blackwell to Move Its Washington, D.C. Office to 1801 Pennsylvania

Husch Blackwell has finalized an agreement to occupy 22,800 sq. ft. in the newly renovated office building at 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, effective March 2022.

News Releases | October 02, 2020
Husch Blackwell to Relocate Office in St. Louis

Husch Blackwell has committed to taking on between 100,000 and 120,000 square feet of space in Commerce Bank Tower. The firm will relocate its main St. Louis-area office to Commerce Bank Tower once construction is completed.

Outside the Office

Bret admits to being a soccer fanatic.

In college, Bret played on the KU club soccer team and coached the women’s club team. Bret coached his son’s and daughter’s soccer teams for several years and continued to play himself until he reluctantly gave up the sport because of injuries.

Bret, along with his family and friends, spends many happy times at University of Kansas football and basketball games. He enjoys hunting ducks, pheasants and quail and loves to golf. He particularly enjoys traveling to new golf courses around the country.

Community Leadership
  • Children International, Technology Advisory Board, 2016-2017