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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
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)
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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