Robert Pitkin

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas


  • Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC, 2014-present
  • Levy Craig Law Firm, 1992-2014
  • Stinson Mag & Fizzell, 1988-1992
  • Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 1986-88


  • Wake Forest University School of Law (NC), J.D., 1986
  • Wheaton College (IL), B.A., 1983

Professional Affiliations

  • Construction Law Committee, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Construction Law Committee, The Missouri Bar
  • Construction Law Section, Kansas Bar Association
  • Forum on the Construction Industry and Construction Litigation Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Johnson County Bar Association
  • Master, Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court
  • Past Board Member and Chair, Heart of America Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Tales from the Edge: A Summary of the Legal Issues Involved in the Failed West Edge Project,” Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference, May 16, 2013
  • “Design-Build in Public Construction: A Project Delivery System Whose Time Has (Finally!) Come,” Kansas City Business Journal, August 21, 2009
  • “Keeping It Out of Court,” The Kansas City Star, February 6, 2007
  • Missouri Construction Prompt Pay Act,” Missouri Lawyers Weekly, September 23, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell – AV rated
  • Best Lawyers in America in Construction Litigation (since 2010)
  • Best of the Bar in Construction Law by Kansas City Business Journal
  • SuperLawyers in Construction Law