Thomas V. Bender


Member

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

Background

  • Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC,  2018
  • Walters Bender Strohbehn Vaughan, P.C. 1991-2018, Co-founder
  • Linde Thomson Langworthy Kohn Van Dyke, P.C.  1979-1991 Shareholder
  • Price Waterhouse & Co.

Education

  • University of Missouri at Columbia, J.D. 1979
  • University of Missouri at Columbia, B.S., with honors 1975

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar, Vice-President, 2017-2018
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, President 2010
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, President, 2017-2018
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Silver Fellow
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Task Force on the Profession, 2015-2018
  • Task Force on the KCMBA
  • United States District Court for Western District of Missouri Federal Practice Committee

RECENT CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • “Consumers: Are They a Class Act?” John Shamberg Memorial CLE (Johnson County Bar Foundation), 2013
  • David v. Goliath: Understanding and Identifying a Class Action Lawsuit. CLE By the Hour (Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association), 2016
  • Maximizing Your Effectiveness in Mediation: Do’s and Don’ts from Three Seasoned Mediators.” CLE By the Hour (Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association), 2016
  •  Mediation Tips;  Bench Bar Boardroom Conference, 2017

Honors and Awards and community involvement

  • Voted by peers as “Best of the Bar” in The Business Journal publication for top lawyers from the Kansas City Metropolitan area 2005-2018
  • “Super Lawyer,” recognizing top 5% of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas 2006-2018
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • President’s Award from Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association 1999
  • President’s Award from Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation  2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest) rated, a peer rating system for attorneys

Community Organizations

  • Multiple Sclerosis Board of Directors
  • Kansas City Centurions
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee
  • Volunteer Attorney Project
  •  El Dorado Springs Educational Foundation         
  • Jefferson Club,  University of Missouri