Roger W. Slead

r slead


Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions to Nebraska, Nevada and Oklahoma


  • Horn Aylward and Bandy, LLC , 2000-Present
  • Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, 1987-2000


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of Missouri at Columbia, A.B., magna cum laude, 1984
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Mortar Board

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Circuit Court Committee
  • Nursing Home Litigation Committee
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association for Conflict Resolution

Publications and Presentations

  • "Federal Court Practice: Practical Tips and Techniques" June 2003, 15-Hour Review of Law Seminar for University Of Missouri Kansas City, School of Law
  • "Unreported Incidents: The Beginning of an Infectious Process" June 2, 2002, edition of Footlights publication for Podiatry Insurance Company of America
  • New Federal Rules on Discovery and Civil Procedure" June 22 and 29, 2001, 15 Hour Review of the Law Seminars for the University of Kansas City Missouri School of Law
  • "Negligent Hiring (Reference Checking and Immunity Issues), " 1998 Legal Update Labor and Employment
  • "Understanding the Fair Credit Reporting Act," Heartland Labor and Employment Institute 1998 Fall Conference
  • "Protecting Your Company From Unfair Competition by Former Employees and Competitors: Client List, Trade Secrets and Non Compete Agreements," Missouri
  • Land Title Association Title School, March 1999
  • "Avoiding Sexual Harassment Liability," Missouri Land Title Association and Title School, March 1999
  • "Traps for the Uneducated: A Survey of Obscure Employment Statutes," KCMBA Seminar on Cutting Edge Issues and Labor and Employment Law, March 1999
  • Insurance Claims Symposium, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (Continuing Legal Education)
  • "Negligent Entrustment and Hiring: How to Screen, Train and Maintain Reliable Drivers," Missouri Counsel of Safety Supervisors
  • "Negligent Hiring, Entrustment, Retention and Supervision of Truck Drivers," Transportation Law Seminar, University of Missouri School of Law
  • "Negligent Entrustment, Hiring and Retention: Defining Preventing and Defending These Claims," Missouri Motor Carriers Association regional seminar
  • "Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations Applicable to Negligent Entrustment, Hiring and Retention," Missouri Motor Carriers Association regional seminars
  • "Special Hiring Issues Related to the Trucking Industry," Missouri Motor Carriers Association regional seminars
  • "A Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution," Farm Bureau Insurance
  • "Reform Medical Malpractice Laws in Missouri and Kansas," St. Paul Fire Marine Insurance Company, Medical Defense Associates and Risk Control Associates
  • "Discoverability of Insurance Adjusters File," St. Paul Fire Marine Insurance Company
  • "Proper Medical Records Documentation," The Children's Mercy Hospital (Grand Rounds)
  • "Placard Liability and Contractual Indemnity," Trucking Industry Defense Associates
  • "Documentation and Legal Issues in Nursing," St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs
  • Bad Faith and Vexatious Refusal," Farm Bureau Insurance
  • "How to Evaluate, Mediate and Try a Personal Injury Lawsuit," UMKC Case Valuation Institute
  • "Handling Insurance Defense Litigation on a Cost-Effective Basis," Defense Tactics Institute and Farm Bureau Insurance

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • University of Missouri Alumni Association - Kansas City Chapter
  • Hampton Place Homes Association - President
  • Young Friends of the American Red Cross
  • Friends of the Zoo
  • Accelerated Cure Project (MS)

Significant Accomplishments

  • "Best of the Bar" November 29, 2002, edition of The Business Journal publication that recognized the Top 100 local lawyers from the Kansas City metropolitan area as nominated by their peers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated