Member Profile: Jerome V. Bales

Jerome V. Bales
Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes, LLC
W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, KS 66211
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Tel: (913) 387-1600
Fax: (913) 928-6739
Website: www.dfrglaw.com

KS Chapter: www.KansasMediators.org

Additional Offices: Kansas City, MO


Jerome V. Bales regularly travels out of state to Iowa, Oklahoma

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Insurance Umpire

 

Jerome V. Bales has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Automotive
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Creditors
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Commercial/Business
Condominiums
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Discrimination
EEOC
Employment
Engineering
Environmental
Family Businesses
Franchise
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Torts
Trademarks/Patents
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Wrongful Death

 

BIOGRAPHICAL:

Mr. Bales has over 40 years of experience handling commercial litigation and construction claims, litigation, risk management, and contract drafting/negotiation. Mr. Bales also has extensive experience with personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, arson and fraud.


Jerome frequently serves as a mediator or arbitrator in commercial, construction, insurance, and other disputes. He has tried more than one hundred cases (jury trial, bench trial, and arbitration) and participated in hundreds of mediations and settlement conferences. In the construction industry, Mr. Bales has represented design professionals, owners, contractors, sureties, and suppliers and has handled virtually every type of claim arising from a commercial project, i.e., defects in all design disciplines, delay and impact, job site safety, wrongful termination, liquidated damages, cardinal change, differing site conditions, and other contract disputes.

EDUCATION:

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, J.D., with distinction, 1974
  • Rockhurst College, B.S., 1971

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Construction Industry Forum (Steering Committee, Division 3)
  • The Missouri Bar, Construction Law Committee
  • Kansas Bar Association, Construction Law Committee
  • Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association (former Director and Treasurer)
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation (former Trustee)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Construction Law Committee (former Chair)
  • Defense Research Institute, Construction Law Committee
  • American Institute of Architects, National Allied Member
  • American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter, Professional Affiliate Member
  • The Associated General Contractors of America

Rates

$330 per hour; 50% of hourly rate plus expenses for travel; no cancellation fee, but minimum of 8 hours per day for out-of town proceeding.
 
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