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Attorneys

John W Kurtz 
Kansas City, Missouri
phone (816) 467-1776
fax (816) 472-5464
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Bar Admissions:
Missouri, 1976
U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
Kansas, 1998
Education:
University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 1976
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Missouri Law Review


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970
M.A., Master of Arts


University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1969
A.B., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa


Published Works:
An Unqualified Policy on Public Aid to Non-Public Schools 40 Missouri Law Review 342 Missouri Honors Review, May, 1967


Constitutional Problems in Enhanced Sentencing for 'Dangerous Special Offenders' 40 Missouri Law Review 660, 1975


Employment of Criminal-Record-Victims: Restrictions & Remedies 41 Missouri Law Review 349, 1976


Representative Cases:
Simpson by Simpson v. Revco Drug Centers of Missouri, Inc., 702 S.W.2d 482 (Mo.App. W.D. 1985)
Gordon v. State, 684 S.W.2d 888 (Mo.App. W.D. 1985)
Palcher v. J.C. Nichols Co., 783 S.W.2d 166 (Mo.App. W.D. 1990)
Berns Bros., Inc. v. Keller, 703 S.W.2d 507 (Mo.App. W.D. 1985)
State v. Beaver, 621 S.W.2d 361 (Mo.App. W.D. 1981)
Frasure v. Lawrence A. Jones Mortuary, 867 S.W.2d 538 (Mo.App. 1994)
Lockwood v. Jackson County, 951 S.W.2d 354 (Mo.App. 1997)
Elier Lopez-Vizcaino v. Action Bail Bonds, Inc., 3 S.W.2d 891 (Mo.App.W.D. 1999)
Helen Havrum v. United States of America, 204 F.3d 815 (8th Cir. 2000)
References:
Commerce Bank of Kansas City, N.A.
United Missouri Bank
Honors and Awards:
Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award, 1982


Pro Bono Award, Missouri Bar, 1990


H. Michael Coburn Community Service Award, 2000


Tom Cochran Community Service Award, 2005


Best of the Bar listing (Kansas City Business Journal, 2002)


Coburn Professional Excellence Award (Ross T. Roberts Inns of Court, 2002)


Man of La Mancha Award for "dreaming the impossible dream, fighting the unconquerable foe." (UMKC Law Foundation, 2003)


Kansas City's 10 Legal Leaders of the Year (The Daily Record, 2004)


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Community Movement for Urban Progress


Genesis School


Children's Emergency Fund


Legal Aid of Western Missouri - Justice Campaign for America


Volunteer Attorney Project


Missouri Institute for Justice


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