Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is the Association’s managing body. Directors are selected annually by a nominating committee for terms of either one or two years. Each of KCMBA’s eight sections is represented on the Board of Directors by its president, as are various other entities associated with KCMBA, including the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and the KCMBA Past Presidents’ Club, among others. The Board meets monthly to discuss and vote on the affairs of the Association. For more information on the structure and duties of the Board of Directors, please refer to the Association’s Bylaws.

Athena Dickson
Siro Smith Dickson PC

Samuel M. Wendt
Wendt Law Firm P.C.

Vice President
William C. Martucci
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Phyllis A. Norman
Norman & Graves, LLC

Secretary & ABA Delegate
Keith A. Cutler
James W. Tippin & Assoc.

Immediate Past President
Nathan A. Orr
Spencer Fane LLP

Seema Chawla

Meghan A. Litecky
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, PC

Rachel E. Schwartz
Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP

Jesse Sendejas
City Prosecutor's Office of Kansas City, Missouri

Henry J. Thomas
Polsinelli PC

Leon Versfeld
Versfeld & Hugo, LLC

Gillian R. Wilcox
ACLU of Missouri

Michael Williams
Williams Dirks Dameron LLC

Business Law Section President
Jared A. Rose
The Law Office of Jared A. Rose

Civil Litigation Section President
Stephen R. Miller
Miller Schirger, LLC

Criminal Law Section President
Jeffrey Q. McCarther
United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

Diversity Section President
James A. Breckenridge
Levy Craig Law Firm, A Professional Corporation

Family and the Law Section President
Lisa A. Hansen
Law Office of Lisa A. Hansen, LLC

FCAS Section President
Matthew L. Dameron
Williams Dirks Dameron LLC

Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section President
David D. Burkhead
The Law Office of David Burkhead

YLS Section President
Mark A. Emison
Langdon & Emison, LLC

CLE Advisory Chair
Casey Tourtillott
U.S. District Court Robert J. Dole U.S. Courthouse

CLE Advisory Vice Chair
Tamara Veit
McElligott, Ewan & Hall, PC

Membership Chair
Michelle Marvel
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader P.C.

Membership Vice Chair
Stacey L. Janssen
Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

Representative of AWL
Beverly M. Weber
Martin Leigh PC

Representative of KCMBF
Peter E. Goss
The Goss Law Firm, PC

Representative of Past Presidents
Russell S. Jones, Jr.
Polsinelli PC

Bar Legal Advisor
Brenda G. Hamilton
Seigfreid Bingham, PC