Kansas City Metro Full Service Law Firm
Ferree, Bunn, Rundberg & Ridgway, Chartered has been providing legal advice and representation in Overland Park, KS since 1974. With a combined total of more than 125 years' legal experience, we are a Kansas and Missouri law firm that provides legal counsel for business law, civil litigation, divorce and family law, real estate transactions, estate planning and probate administration.
The Personal Attention of a Small Firm, with the Professional Quality of a Large Firm
Our attorneys have the broad-based knowledge and skills to provide top-tier legal advice and representation, regardless of your legal need. With seven attorneys and a talented support staff, we provide many of the same legal services as a large law firm, with the personal attention you expect from a small firm.
Our attorneys are respected by judges and other lawyers in Kansas and Missouri, as evidenced by the firm's designation with a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Fewer than 5% of all law firms qualify and are AV rated, making our law firm one of the most distinguished and respected in the country. Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary.
Experience, Effectiveness, and Excellence in the Kansas City Area
-Estate Planning/Probate Administration
-Real Estate Law
When you want lawyers who are dedicated to personal service and professional excellence, call 913-381-8180 or contact Ferree, Bunn, Rundberg & Ridgway, Chartered online. Our full service law firm can handle your legal issues.
9393 W. 110 th Street, Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66210
Mr. Ferree has been a principal shareholder in the firm since 1980. He was licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri in 1974. Mr. Ferree completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas (B.S. 1969), and pursued his legal education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (J.D. 1973).
He is a member of the Kansas, Missouri, Johnson County, and Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Associations. He was elected vice president (1998-1999), president-elect (1999-2000) and president (2000-2001) of the Johnson County Bar Association.
From 1999 to 2010 he served as a board member of the Johnson County Bar Foundation. He served as President of the Johnson County Bar Association Property Law Committee from 2011 to 2016.
Judges and other attorneys have designated him to be AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This means that he has been recognized for having the "highest level of professional excellence" for both legal ability and ethical standards.
Mr. Ferree's practice is primarily focused on representation of small business clients in general business, transactions, real estate and litigation. He has also represented the Johnson County Sheriff's Office for over thirty years and defends deputies in litigation and counsels the Sheriff in personnel, contract, detention and numerous other law enforcement matters. He has also served as counsel for numerous homes, townhomes and condominium associations.
Pete Bunn has been a principal shareholder in the firm since 1980. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in 1971 and his Juris Doctor in 1975 from the University of Kansas, he was admitted to the State Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the State of Kansas in 1975. He is a member of the Kansas and Johnson County Bar Associations, and has been an active member of the Family Law Bench-Bar Committee since 1978. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Bunn was an instructor for the Johnson County Domestic Court Services Solid Ground course.
In 2000, Mr. Bunn was honored by the Marquis Who's Who in American Law Publication Board. Inclusion in this group is limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their own fields of endeavor. He also was designated a Super Lawyer in 2006. Judges and other attorneys have designated him to be AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1994.
Pete has been active in community affairs as well, having served on the Blue Valley Educational Foundation Board of Directors for ten years and as President from 1994 through 1995. He also is a member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church where he has served on a variety of committees and as an Elder.
Mr. Bunn practices in the areas of business law, business organization, family law, real estate law, representation of trade associations, and litigation.
Ron Rundberg joined the firm in 1991 and became a shareholder in 1998. He obtained his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law (J.D. 1991), after graduating from MidAmerica Nazarene College (B.A. cum laude 1980). He is licensed to practice law in Kansas, Missouri, U.S. District Courts for the District of Kansas, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Rundberg has been a speaker on topics related to divorce, the impact of divorce on business, and adoption.
Judges and other attorneys have designated Mr. Rundberg to be AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This means that he has been recognized for having the "highest level of professional excellence" for both legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, in family law. Only 5% of attorneys in Missouri and Kansas receive this distinction.
Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Rundberg co-founded an adoption agency, where he was executive director. Previously, he was the general manager of a family-owned manufacturing company. Mr. Rundberg also has personal experience in dealing with the impact of divorce. This diverse background gives him unique insight into the issues facing his clients.
Kirk Ridgway joined the firm in 1995 and became a shareholder in 2004. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1995 after graduating from the University of Kansas, School of Business in 1992. Mr. Ridgway is licensed to practice in the state courts of Kansas and Missouri, the United States District Courts in Kansas and Missouri, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Ridgway is a member of the Kansas, Missouri and Johnson County Bar Associations.
Judges and other attorneys have designated him to be Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating indicates Mr. Ridgway is widely respected by Judges and other attorneys for his high professional achievement and ethical standards.
Mr. Ridgway's practice is primarily focused on defending law enforcement agencies, business representation and litigation, estate and probate litigation, creditor's rights and collection matters.
Jessica White joined the firm as an associate in 2006 after being admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts. She received her undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Communications (each a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 2002) as well as her law degree (J.D. 2005) from the University of Kansas.
Jessica is a member of the Kansas and Johnson County Bar Associations. Jessica is a "Barrister" in the Johnson County Family Law Inn of Court, which is dedicated to promoting excellence, professionalism and civility in the local, state and national bar. She also serves as a member of the Johnson County Family Law Bench-Bar Committee with other family law practitioners and Judges. Over the years, Jessica has been a Continuing Legal Education speaker on a variety of family law related topics. In 2015 and again in 2016, Jessica was selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, as a Rising Star in Family Law. Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Brett joined the firm as an associate in 2013. He is admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri state and federal Courts, as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in 2008 (English & History). During his last semester Brett won the English Alternative Theatre's annual "Final Four" one-act playwriting competition with his play Eli Touched, Whitney Ginned.
Before attending law school, Brett worked for a government-consulting firm, E-Fm Integrated, in Lawrence as a research associate drafting natural hazard mitigation plans for county governments in Kansas.
He graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2013 with Dean's Honors, finishing 16th in his class. While at Washburn Law, Brett received top papers in Legal Analysis, Research, & Writing II, Secured Transactions, and Law & Literature. His comment, ACCA Residual Clause: Strike Four? The Court's Missed Opportunity to Create a Workable Residual Clause Violent Felony Test [Sykes v. United States, 131 S. Ct. 2267 (2011)], 51 WASHBURN L.J. 447 (2012), was published in Volume 51 of the Washburn Law Journal. He served as a Comments Editor for Volume 52.
His practice areas include: law enforcement and civil rights defense; real estate law (including residential and commercial transactions, leases, failure to disclose defects, as well as homes association restrictions and enforcement matters); business law (including organization of LLCs and corporations, start-ups, and employment issues); creditor's rights and collections; federal and state appeals; and general litigation.