Richard E. McLeod, Attorney
After graduating from Michigan State University in 1972 (B.A. in Business Administration), Rich spent four years as an Army officer, mostly in Europe.
Law practice started with Shook Hardy & Bacon - one of the nation’s leading litigation firms – in 1979. In 1992, Rich founded this firm and has been practicing here ever since. Since then he spent twelve years as the Missouri Supreme Court appointed Reporter for the Committee that writes all of Missouri’s approved civil jury instructions, and after that six years as an elected representative on the Commission that selects all Missouri Appellate and Supreme Court Judges for appointment by the Governor.
Rich has been continuously listed in “Best Lawyers in America” since 1997 for civil litigation. (Woodward/White: The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). He has been named “Best of the Bar” by the Kansas City Business Journal every year since 2005, and listed in Missouri & Kansas “SuperLawyers”
In addition to civil litigation, Rich maintains an active practice as a mediator and arbitrator in ADR matters. He believes in what he does, and he loves what he does.