Professional Details

Phillip A. Miller
Certified
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Kansas City Mediation Services LC

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5401 Brookside Blvd
#602
Kansas City, MO 64112
USA
816-333-5477
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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Experienced commercial mediator in Kansas City metro area. Has mediated hundreds of cases since 1999, ranging from simple contract disputes to complex, multi-party litigation in state and federal courts.

Professional Background

Since 1999, I have been engaged solely in dispute resolution, primarily mediation of a wide variety of commercial disputes. Until then, I was in the private practice of law in the metropolitan Kansas City area, most recently as a partner of Armstrong Teasdale LLP.

Experience

I have mediated over 600 cases and completed over 180 hours of mediation training. Approved Kansas Supreme Court Mediator; Missouri Supreme Court Registered Mediator; Western District Missouri and Kansas Federal Court Approved Neutral. Missouri and Kansas "Super Lawyer" in Dispute Resolution, 2007-2012. Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.

Degrees

B.S. Business Admin., University of Kansas J.D., University of Kansas

Approach

I am a pragmatic and evaluative mediator, able to quickly grasp complex issues and skilled in helping the parties negotiate solutions. I normally request written submissions from counsel and schedule pre-mediation calls to talk to counsel about the mediation and discuss obstacles to settlement. If the case does not settle at the mediation, I stay involved with counsel by phone to assist in continuing negotiations. I strive to be fair and balanced in dealing with the parties, patient in gaining an understanding the parties’ interests, and firm in my efforts to guide their negotiations during the mediation.

Fees

$300 per hour for preparation, conduct of mediation, any required follow-up; $1500 minimum fee. Travel outside Kansas City metro area $150/hr plus expenses.

Areas of Practice

  • Boundary Disputes (2 mediated)
  • Business (80 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (50 mediated)
  • Commercial (150 mediated)
  • Construction (75 mediated)
  • Contracts (75 mediated)
  • Copyright (2 mediated)
  • Employment (20 mediated)
  • Engineering (2 mediated)
  • Environmental (5 mediated)
  • Foreclosure (15 mediated)
  • Franchise (5 mediated)
  • General
  • Health Care (5 mediated)
  • Insurance (40 mediated)
  • Intellectual Property (10 mediated)
  • Land Use (5 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (10 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice (2 mediated)
  • Partnership (15 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (20 mediated)
  • Probate (5 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (2 mediated)
  • Real Estate (100 mediated)
  • Tax (5 mediated)
  • Technology (1 mediated)
  • Trust Management (2 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer

References

Sean Colligan Stinson Morrison Hecker Scott Waddell Waddell Law Firm Jeff Rosen Polsinelli PC Ken Snow Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes LLC Josh Dickinson Spencer Fane Britt & Browne Scott Kreamer Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC Carol Smith Gilliland & Hayes Tyler Peters Payne & Jones Chtd. Jim Lawrence Bryan Cave LLP Marty Jackson Wallace, Saunders, Austin, Brown & Enochs, Chtd.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.

Attachments

      Evaluating Your Case.pdf Evaluating Your Case.pdf
      Put it In Writing.pdf Put it In Writing.pdf
      Right and Wrong Avoiding a Negotiation Trap.pdf Right and Wrong Avoiding a Negotiation Trap.pdf
      Settling Your Case and Maintaining Credibility.pdf Settling Your Case and Maintaining Credibility.pdf