Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC

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Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Missouri and has no record of discipline from the Missouri bar association. *

Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC

Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Missouri and has no record of discipline from the Missouri bar association. *

Firm Overview

Main Office

Main Office
1600 Genessee St., Ste. 460
Kansas City , MO 64102

Phone

816-336-1213

Fax

(816) 384-1623

Fees
Office Information
Auto Accident

Whether you’re injured in a car, truck, motorcycle accident, a slip and fall, or injured at work, the attorneys at Grissom Miller will work to make sure you’re made whole from your injury. Let our attorneys help get you the compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys come from unique backgrounds which allows us to understand the struggles facing you and your family. Grissom Miller was founded on the principle of giving a voice to workers as well as individuals who need advocates to fight for them. No matter what your legal needs are, reach out to the Grissom Miller Law Firm today and let us begin fighting for you.

Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC
Jake Miller

Jake Miller is a founding partner of Grissom Miller.

Mr. Miller graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2019. While in law school, he served as president of the Student Bar Association, received his Tax Law Certificate, and was a member of the ABA Negotiations Competition Team. In his final year of law school, Miller was a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree. Miller graduated law school with Pro Bono Honors for his hours of volunteer work including helping low-income taxpayers file their federal and state tax returns with the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program. Additionally, Miller worked on the Georgia Project, where he assisted law students from the Country of Georgia to develop amicus curiae briefs for cases appearing before the Constitutional Court of Georgia. Miller is a member of the Order of the Barristers, an honor society for United States law school graduates who demonstrate exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing.

Prior to law school, Miller worked as the Legislative Director for the Minority Leader of the Kansas House of Representatives. His work focused on policy areas including labor and employment. During law school, Miller was a lobbyist for the Working Kansas Alliance and Keeping the Kansas Promise, organizations made up of labor unions in Kansas, where he advocated for workers rights and public pensions. Miller continues today to lobby and work on behalf of the Working Kansas Alliance as their Executive Director. His passion for workers led him to be selected to attend the Peggy Browning Foundation's Workers Rights Conference as a law student.

In June of 2021, Governor Laura Kelly appointed Miller to serve as the Employees Representative on the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council. Currently, Miller also serves on the Wyandotte County Unified Government's Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Wyandotte County Golf Advisory Board. Miller received his undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Saint Mary and also graduated from the Entrepreneurial Scholars program at the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the UMKC Bloch School of Management.

Education:
Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctor
2019

University of Saint Mary
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
2015

UMKC, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Bloch School of Business 2012

Bar Associations:
Missouri Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
Union Lawyers Alliance

Bar Admissions:
Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

License

Bar Number: 72292
Missouri, 2019

Education

Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2019

Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC
Jake Miller

Jake Miller is a founding partner of Grissom Miller.

Mr. Miller graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2019. While in law school, he served as president of the Student Bar Association, received his Tax Law Certificate, and was a member of the ABA Negotiations Competition Team. In his final year of law school, Miller was a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree. Miller graduated law school with Pro Bono Honors for his hours of volunteer work including helping low-income taxpayers file their federal and state tax returns with the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program. Additionally, Miller worked on the Georgia Project, where he assisted law students from the Country of Georgia to develop amicus curiae briefs for cases appearing before the Constitutional Court of Georgia. Miller is a member of the Order of the Barristers, an honor society for United States law school graduates who demonstrate exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing.

Prior to law school, Miller worked as the Legislative Director for the Minority Leader of the Kansas House of Representatives. His work focused on policy areas including labor and employment. During law school, Miller was a lobbyist for the Working Kansas Alliance and Keeping the Kansas Promise, organizations made up of labor unions in Kansas, where he advocated for workers rights and public pensions. Miller continues today to lobby and work on behalf of the Working Kansas Alliance as their Executive Director. His passion for workers led him to be selected to attend the Peggy Browning Foundation's Workers Rights Conference as a law student.

In June of 2021, Governor Laura Kelly appointed Miller to serve as the Employees Representative on the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council. Currently, Miller also serves on the Wyandotte County Unified Government's Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Wyandotte County Golf Advisory Board. Miller received his undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Saint Mary and also graduated from the Entrepreneurial Scholars program at the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the UMKC Bloch School of Management.

Education:
Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctor
2019

University of Saint Mary
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
2015

UMKC, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Bloch School of Business 2012

Bar Associations:
Missouri Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
Union Lawyers Alliance

Bar Admissions:
Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

License

Bar Number: 72292
Missouri, 2019

Education

Washburn University School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2019


Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC
Barry Grissom

Representing individuals who have been injured or taken advantage of has been a passion for Barry Grissom. He hates bullies. Since 1983 he has dedicated his professional career to assisting those who need legal help. After twenty-seven years of pursuing justice for individuals, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in August of 2010. He served in that position until April of 2016. During his time as U.S. Attorney, he was selected by Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as one of 14 United States Attorneys on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee a group that meets regularly in Washington to advise the Attorney General on matters of administration and policy. As part of the AGAC, Mr. Grissom contributed to the Attorney General's efforts to reform the federal criminal justice system through the Smart on Crime initiative and was involved in formulating responses to the myriad of policy and administrative issues that confront the D.O.J. every day. As a result of his service on AGAC, Mr. Grissom was asked by the Brennan Center at New York University Law School to be part of a Blue Ribbon Panel on redefining federal prosecution priorities. This Blue Ribbon Panel, which included a small number of current and former U.S. Attorneys, as well as former high ranking department officials, public defenders, and academics examined how shifting federal prosecutorial priorities can reduce violent crime while also addressing the issue of over-incarceration which culminated in the September 2014 release of a report entitled Federal Prosecution for the 21st Century. He continues to speak out on criminal justice reform, having most recently lobbied members of Congress on Federal Sentencing Reform with Drug Policy Alliance as well as lobbying efforts for the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML).

During his tenure, Grissom made civil rights enforcement and community outreach top priorities. Among other accomplishments, Grissom:

Founded the Kansas Civil Rights Symposium, bringing law enforcement officers and civil rights advocates together from across Kansas together annually for a day-long conference.
Promoted efforts to build better relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
Founded the District's first Human Trafficking Working Group. The group's mission was to coordinate the work of local, state, and federal law enforcement, as well as nonprofit agencies and victim service providers, to fight human trafficking.
Established the District's first criminal prosecutor position assigned to carry out the Justice Departments Smart on Crime Initiative. Objectives included reducing penalties for low-level, non-violent drug offenders, as well as pursuing new and innovative ways to promote public safety.
Directed the Districts Project Safe Neighborhood program, targeting the federal prosecution of felons who unlawfully possessed firearms.
Oversaw the Districts Project Safe Childhood program, targeting child sex offenders for long federal prison sentences.
Since leaving the D.O.J. he has focused his efforts on Criminal Justice Reform. As part of that effort, he has written and spoken on the necessity of changing laws that relate to Cannabis Prohibition.

Notable accomplishments:

Served as a Board member of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys.
Former Ex officio Member of the Wichita Police Departments Citizens Review Board
Speaks regularly for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) on issues of criminal justice reform.
Kansas Cannabis Coalition, Advisory Counsel.
Last Prisoner Project, Legal, Advisory Counsel.
He has appeared on MSNBC as a guest legal commentator

Education:
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Juris Doctor 1981

Law Review
Moot Court
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science 1977

Bar Associations:
Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
National Association of Former United States Attorneys
Union Lawyers Alliance

Bar Admissions:
Kansas
Missouri
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC
Barry Grissom

Representing individuals who have been injured or taken advantage of has been a passion for Barry Grissom. He hates bullies. Since 1983 he has dedicated his professional career to assisting those who need legal help. After twenty-seven years of pursuing justice for individuals, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in August of 2010. He served in that position until April of 2016. During his time as U.S. Attorney, he was selected by Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as one of 14 United States Attorneys on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee a group that meets regularly in Washington to advise the Attorney General on matters of administration and policy. As part of the AGAC, Mr. Grissom contributed to the Attorney General's efforts to reform the federal criminal justice system through the Smart on Crime initiative and was involved in formulating responses to the myriad of policy and administrative issues that confront the D.O.J. every day. As a result of his service on AGAC, Mr. Grissom was asked by the Brennan Center at New York University Law School to be part of a Blue Ribbon Panel on redefining federal prosecution priorities. This Blue Ribbon Panel, which included a small number of current and former U.S. Attorneys, as well as former high ranking department officials, public defenders, and academics examined how shifting federal prosecutorial priorities can reduce violent crime while also addressing the issue of over-incarceration which culminated in the September 2014 release of a report entitled Federal Prosecution for the 21st Century. He continues to speak out on criminal justice reform, having most recently lobbied members of Congress on Federal Sentencing Reform with Drug Policy Alliance as well as lobbying efforts for the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML).

During his tenure, Grissom made civil rights enforcement and community outreach top priorities. Among other accomplishments, Grissom:

Founded the Kansas Civil Rights Symposium, bringing law enforcement officers and civil rights advocates together from across Kansas together annually for a day-long conference.
Promoted efforts to build better relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
Founded the District's first Human Trafficking Working Group. The group's mission was to coordinate the work of local, state, and federal law enforcement, as well as nonprofit agencies and victim service providers, to fight human trafficking.
Established the District's first criminal prosecutor position assigned to carry out the Justice Departments Smart on Crime Initiative. Objectives included reducing penalties for low-level, non-violent drug offenders, as well as pursuing new and innovative ways to promote public safety.
Directed the Districts Project Safe Neighborhood program, targeting the federal prosecution of felons who unlawfully possessed firearms.
Oversaw the Districts Project Safe Childhood program, targeting child sex offenders for long federal prison sentences.
Since leaving the D.O.J. he has focused his efforts on Criminal Justice Reform. As part of that effort, he has written and spoken on the necessity of changing laws that relate to Cannabis Prohibition.

Notable accomplishments:

Served as a Board member of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys.
Former Ex officio Member of the Wichita Police Departments Citizens Review Board
Speaks regularly for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) on issues of criminal justice reform.
Kansas Cannabis Coalition, Advisory Counsel.
Last Prisoner Project, Legal, Advisory Counsel.
He has appeared on MSNBC as a guest legal commentator

Education:
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Juris Doctor 1981

Law Review
Moot Court
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science 1977

Bar Associations:
Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
National Association of Former United States Attorneys
Union Lawyers Alliance

Bar Admissions:
Kansas
Missouri
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

Firm Overview

Main Office

Main Office
1600 Genessee St., Ste. 460
Kansas City , MO 64102

Phone

816-336-1213

Fax

(816) 384-1623

Fees
Office Information
Auto Accident

Whether you’re injured in a car, truck, motorcycle accident, a slip and fall, or injured at work, the attorneys at Grissom Miller will work to make sure you’re made whole from your injury. Let our attorneys help get you the compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys come from unique backgrounds which allows us to understand the struggles facing you and your family. Grissom Miller was founded on the principle of giving a voice to workers as well as individuals who need advocates to fight for them. No matter what your legal needs are, reach out to the Grissom Miller Law Firm today and let us begin fighting for you.

Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC
Jake Miller

Jake Miller is a founding partner of Grissom Miller.

Mr. Miller graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2019. While in law school, he served as president of the Student Bar Association, received his Tax Law Certificate, and was a member of the ABA Negotiations Competition Team. In his final year of law school, Miller was a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree. Miller graduated law school with Pro Bono Honors for his hours of volunteer work including helping low-income taxpayers file their federal and state tax returns with the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program. Additionally, Miller worked on the Georgia Project, where he assisted law students from the Country of Georgia to develop amicus curiae briefs for cases appearing before the Constitutional Court of Georgia. Miller is a member of the Order of the Barristers, an honor society for United States law school graduates who demonstrate exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing.

Prior to law school, Miller worked as the Legislative Director for the Minority Leader of the Kansas House of Representatives. His work focused on policy areas including labor and employment. During law school, Miller was a lobbyist for the Working Kansas Alliance and Keeping the Kansas Promise, organizations made up of labor unions in Kansas, where he advocated for workers rights and public pensions. Miller continues today to lobby and work on behalf of the Working Kansas Alliance as their Executive Director. His passion for workers led him to be selected to attend the Peggy Browning Foundation's Workers Rights Conference as a law student.

In June of 2021, Governor Laura Kelly appointed Miller to serve as the Employees Representative on the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council. Currently, Miller also serves on the Wyandotte County Unified Government's Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Wyandotte County Golf Advisory Board. Miller received his undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Saint Mary and also graduated from the Entrepreneurial Scholars program at the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the UMKC Bloch School of Management.

Education:
Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctor
2019

University of Saint Mary
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
2015

UMKC, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Bloch School of Business 2012

Bar Associations:
Missouri Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
Union Lawyers Alliance

Bar Admissions:
Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

License

Bar Number: 72292
Missouri, 2019

Education

Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2019

Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC
Jake Miller

Jake Miller is a founding partner of Grissom Miller.

Mr. Miller graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 2019. While in law school, he served as president of the Student Bar Association, received his Tax Law Certificate, and was a member of the ABA Negotiations Competition Team. In his final year of law school, Miller was a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree. Miller graduated law school with Pro Bono Honors for his hours of volunteer work including helping low-income taxpayers file their federal and state tax returns with the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program. Additionally, Miller worked on the Georgia Project, where he assisted law students from the Country of Georgia to develop amicus curiae briefs for cases appearing before the Constitutional Court of Georgia. Miller is a member of the Order of the Barristers, an honor society for United States law school graduates who demonstrate exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing.

Prior to law school, Miller worked as the Legislative Director for the Minority Leader of the Kansas House of Representatives. His work focused on policy areas including labor and employment. During law school, Miller was a lobbyist for the Working Kansas Alliance and Keeping the Kansas Promise, organizations made up of labor unions in Kansas, where he advocated for workers rights and public pensions. Miller continues today to lobby and work on behalf of the Working Kansas Alliance as their Executive Director. His passion for workers led him to be selected to attend the Peggy Browning Foundation's Workers Rights Conference as a law student.

In June of 2021, Governor Laura Kelly appointed Miller to serve as the Employees Representative on the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council. Currently, Miller also serves on the Wyandotte County Unified Government's Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Wyandotte County Golf Advisory Board. Miller received his undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Saint Mary and also graduated from the Entrepreneurial Scholars program at the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the UMKC Bloch School of Management.

Education:
Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctor
2019

University of Saint Mary
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
2015

UMKC, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Bloch School of Business 2012

Bar Associations:
Missouri Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
Union Lawyers Alliance

Bar Admissions:
Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

License

Bar Number: 72292
Missouri, 2019

Education

Washburn University School of Law Juris Doctorate, 2019


Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC
Barry Grissom

Representing individuals who have been injured or taken advantage of has been a passion for Barry Grissom. He hates bullies. Since 1983 he has dedicated his professional career to assisting those who need legal help. After twenty-seven years of pursuing justice for individuals, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in August of 2010. He served in that position until April of 2016. During his time as U.S. Attorney, he was selected by Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as one of 14 United States Attorneys on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee a group that meets regularly in Washington to advise the Attorney General on matters of administration and policy. As part of the AGAC, Mr. Grissom contributed to the Attorney General's efforts to reform the federal criminal justice system through the Smart on Crime initiative and was involved in formulating responses to the myriad of policy and administrative issues that confront the D.O.J. every day. As a result of his service on AGAC, Mr. Grissom was asked by the Brennan Center at New York University Law School to be part of a Blue Ribbon Panel on redefining federal prosecution priorities. This Blue Ribbon Panel, which included a small number of current and former U.S. Attorneys, as well as former high ranking department officials, public defenders, and academics examined how shifting federal prosecutorial priorities can reduce violent crime while also addressing the issue of over-incarceration which culminated in the September 2014 release of a report entitled Federal Prosecution for the 21st Century. He continues to speak out on criminal justice reform, having most recently lobbied members of Congress on Federal Sentencing Reform with Drug Policy Alliance as well as lobbying efforts for the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML).

During his tenure, Grissom made civil rights enforcement and community outreach top priorities. Among other accomplishments, Grissom:

Founded the Kansas Civil Rights Symposium, bringing law enforcement officers and civil rights advocates together from across Kansas together annually for a day-long conference.
Promoted efforts to build better relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
Founded the District's first Human Trafficking Working Group. The group's mission was to coordinate the work of local, state, and federal law enforcement, as well as nonprofit agencies and victim service providers, to fight human trafficking.
Established the District's first criminal prosecutor position assigned to carry out the Justice Departments Smart on Crime Initiative. Objectives included reducing penalties for low-level, non-violent drug offenders, as well as pursuing new and innovative ways to promote public safety.
Directed the Districts Project Safe Neighborhood program, targeting the federal prosecution of felons who unlawfully possessed firearms.
Oversaw the Districts Project Safe Childhood program, targeting child sex offenders for long federal prison sentences.
Since leaving the D.O.J. he has focused his efforts on Criminal Justice Reform. As part of that effort, he has written and spoken on the necessity of changing laws that relate to Cannabis Prohibition.

Notable accomplishments:

Served as a Board member of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys.
Former Ex officio Member of the Wichita Police Departments Citizens Review Board
Speaks regularly for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) on issues of criminal justice reform.
Kansas Cannabis Coalition, Advisory Counsel.
Last Prisoner Project, Legal, Advisory Counsel.
He has appeared on MSNBC as a guest legal commentator

Education:
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Juris Doctor 1981

Law Review
Moot Court
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science 1977

Bar Associations:
Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
National Association of Former United States Attorneys
Union Lawyers Alliance

Bar Admissions:
Kansas
Missouri
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

Grissom Miller Law Firm, LLC
Barry Grissom

Representing individuals who have been injured or taken advantage of has been a passion for Barry Grissom. He hates bullies. Since 1983 he has dedicated his professional career to assisting those who need legal help. After twenty-seven years of pursuing justice for individuals, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in August of 2010. He served in that position until April of 2016. During his time as U.S. Attorney, he was selected by Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as one of 14 United States Attorneys on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee a group that meets regularly in Washington to advise the Attorney General on matters of administration and policy. As part of the AGAC, Mr. Grissom contributed to the Attorney General's efforts to reform the federal criminal justice system through the Smart on Crime initiative and was involved in formulating responses to the myriad of policy and administrative issues that confront the D.O.J. every day. As a result of his service on AGAC, Mr. Grissom was asked by the Brennan Center at New York University Law School to be part of a Blue Ribbon Panel on redefining federal prosecution priorities. This Blue Ribbon Panel, which included a small number of current and former U.S. Attorneys, as well as former high ranking department officials, public defenders, and academics examined how shifting federal prosecutorial priorities can reduce violent crime while also addressing the issue of over-incarceration which culminated in the September 2014 release of a report entitled Federal Prosecution for the 21st Century. He continues to speak out on criminal justice reform, having most recently lobbied members of Congress on Federal Sentencing Reform with Drug Policy Alliance as well as lobbying efforts for the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML).

During his tenure, Grissom made civil rights enforcement and community outreach top priorities. Among other accomplishments, Grissom:

Founded the Kansas Civil Rights Symposium, bringing law enforcement officers and civil rights advocates together from across Kansas together annually for a day-long conference.
Promoted efforts to build better relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
Founded the District's first Human Trafficking Working Group. The group's mission was to coordinate the work of local, state, and federal law enforcement, as well as nonprofit agencies and victim service providers, to fight human trafficking.
Established the District's first criminal prosecutor position assigned to carry out the Justice Departments Smart on Crime Initiative. Objectives included reducing penalties for low-level, non-violent drug offenders, as well as pursuing new and innovative ways to promote public safety.
Directed the Districts Project Safe Neighborhood program, targeting the federal prosecution of felons who unlawfully possessed firearms.
Oversaw the Districts Project Safe Childhood program, targeting child sex offenders for long federal prison sentences.
Since leaving the D.O.J. he has focused his efforts on Criminal Justice Reform. As part of that effort, he has written and spoken on the necessity of changing laws that relate to Cannabis Prohibition.

Notable accomplishments:

Served as a Board member of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys.
Former Ex officio Member of the Wichita Police Departments Citizens Review Board
Speaks regularly for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) on issues of criminal justice reform.
Kansas Cannabis Coalition, Advisory Counsel.
Last Prisoner Project, Legal, Advisory Counsel.
He has appeared on MSNBC as a guest legal commentator

Education:
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Juris Doctor 1981

Law Review
Moot Court
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science 1977

Bar Associations:
Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
National Association of Former United States Attorneys
Union Lawyers Alliance

Bar Admissions:
Kansas
Missouri
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Missouri and has no record of discipline from the Missouri bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Missouri and has no record of discipline from the Missouri bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.