The National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) selected Graves Garrett partner Kathleen Fisher to teach a program on deposition skills. She instructed a group of lawyers in August on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
NITA is the nation’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado, NITA pioneered the legal... Read More
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer’s campaign team hired Graves Garrett partner Todd Graves to work on a highly publicized and contested election matter.
Graves provided legal counsel in the review and recount process of the Republican primary for Kansas governor earlier this month. Colyer trailed by a slim margin in the days after the Tuesday, Aug. 7, voting before eventually conceding... Read More
Three attorneys from Graves Garrett were featured speakers at the Republican National Lawyers Association’s 2018 National Election Law Seminar held last weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. Founding partner Todd Graves moderated a panel, while partner Eddie Greim and associate Alan Simpson delivered a presentation during the two-day event.
As the principal national organization of Republican lawyers, the RNLA has a... Read More
Graves Garrett partner Nathan Garrett recently appeared on a Facebook Live video with members of the Kansas City Star’s editorial board to discuss matters associated with the Kansas City (Mo.) Police Department and the recent surge in violent crime. Garrett currently serves as president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
The full video can be viewed at this... Read More
Graves Garrett attorney Benjamin Tompkins will serve as subcommittee chair for Cryptocurrency on the Criminal Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section. He was appointed to a 2018-19 term, which started last week.
“I’m honored to accept this position and start work with a new subcommittee for the Criminal Litigation Committee,” Tompkins said. “This is a unique opportunity... Read More
Thinking Bigger Business magazine recently published an article from Graves Garrett attorney Garrett Hunkins on the impact of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis.
The decision dealt with the enforceability of certain arbitration agreements in federal court. In a 5-4 decision, the Court held that under the Federal Arbitration Act, agreements providing for individualized... Read More
Graves Garrett attorney Alan Simpson was recently re-elected as Secretary for the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City.
As Secretary, Simpson helps administer YLS in furtherance of its four cornerstone ideals: service of the public interest, service to younger lawyers, education of the public, and cooperation with legal and civic organizations. YLS annual events include organizing rounds of the... Read More
The Kansas City Business Journal recently published an article featuring insight from Graves Garrett attorney Benjamin Tompkins after the Supreme Court’s ruling on South Dakota vs. Wayfair.
The monumental decision overturned the 1992 Quill Corp. v. North Dakota case. South Dakota, backed by 35 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia, asked the Supreme Court to review whether retailers... Read More
Graves Garrett partner Nathan Garrett recently accepted the position of president of the Kansas City (Mo.) Board of Police Commissioners. The other four board members elected Garrett.
Appointed to the board on July 27, 2017, Garrett previously served as vice-president. The Board of Police Commissioners is responsible for overseeing the operations of the KCPD, its nearly 2,000 employees and $250... Read More