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Spencer J. Brown

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Spencer has been with the firm since 1965 and tried over 120 jury cases to verdict. Although he has retired from active practice, Spencer still comes in and shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with the other lawyers of the firm.

Spencer graduated from Rockhurst College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He graduated from St. Louis University Law School in 1964.

Mr. Brown is licensed to practice in the State and Federal Courts in Missouri and the Federal Court in Kansas as well as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Brown holds an “AV” Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed every year since 1999 in the Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Law Association; the Missouri Bar (Chairman Civil Practice and Procedure Committee 1976, 1977); Member: Advisory Committee on Administration, 1997-1984; Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee 1997-2003: Lawyers Association of Kansas City; American Bar Foundation; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Regent 1995-1998).

Mr. Brown received the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award from the Missouri Bar Foundation in 1975. He received the Outstanding Defense Lawyer Award given by the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers in 1997 and was named Dean of the Trial Bar by The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in 2000.

Practice areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Complex Personal Injury
  • Employment Litigation

Bar admissions

  • Missouri, 1964


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St Louis, Mo., 1964, Bachelor of Law
  • Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Mo., 1961, B.S.B.A.

Honors and awards

  • Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award Recipient, Missouri Bar Foundation, 1975
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Foundation

Professional associations and memberships

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar, Chairman, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 1976, 1977
  • The Missouri Bar, 1977 – 1984, Member, Advisory Committee on Administration
  • Missouri Bar, Civil Prac. & Proc. Comm., Chair, 1976 and 1977
  • American Bar Association


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