Thomas V. Bender


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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, President Elect, 2018-2019

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, President 2010

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation, 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