Professional Details

Richard E. McLeod
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

The McLeod Law Firm, P.C.

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2020 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 979-3777
Fax: (816) 421-3339


Description of Practice

You have an important case and an important client. I know that - I've been there, done that, and have the scars to prove it. You will get the truth from me - and your client will hear it at the same time. My tools are bluntness, honesty and experience. Telling you what you want to hear? Not so much. And, my motto: "I'm unoffendable." You can ask me anything, tell me to do anything, and I'll do my best - which may or may not include doing what you've asked of me.

Professional Background

Trial lawyer from 1979 to now. About 75 jury trials to verdict in the first chair, numerous court trials. I still try cases. I still get my butt kicked. I know how you feel.


About 3000 mediations - mostly in the midwest, but also coast to coast. Dozens of arbitrations.


B.A. in Business Administration from Michigan State University; Editor in Chief of Missouri Law Review and J.D. from University of Missouri - Columbia. In between, graduate of the 4 year School of Hard Knocks as an Army Officer on active duty, 1972 to 1976.


If you want a water carrier, please apply elsewhere.


$450/hr with a 6 hour minimum. Flat rates for mediations outside the Kansas City area.

Other Information

I'm from Kansas City and most of my experience is here, although I've done several mediations in the NYC area, several in most major cities in the midwest, and in Silicon Valley.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate (50 mediated)
  • Bankruptcy (3 mediated)
  • Bioethics (1 mediated)
  • Business (500 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (500 mediated)
  • Commercial (500 mediated)
  • Construction (100 mediated)
  • Copyright (50 mediated)
  • EEOC (50 mediated)
  • Eminent Domain (10 mediated)
  • Employment (200 mediated)
  • Engineering (100 mediated)
  • Estate Planning (50 mediated)
  • Foreclosure (100 mediated)
  • Insurance (200 mediated)
  • Intellectual Property (20 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice (5 mediated)
  • Medical Malpractice (50 mediated)
  • Nursing Home (150 mediated)
  • Patent (20 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (1,000 mediated)
  • Police (20 mediated)
  • Real Estate (20 mediated)
  • Sports (5 mediated)
  • Technology (25 mediated)
  • Trademark (4 mediated)
  • Transportation (25 mediated)
  • Trust Management (20 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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