ADR Services Include:
Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; ADR Training/CME
Leland M. Shurin has substantive case experience in the following areas...
Banking & Finance|
Libel & Slander|
Mergers & Acquisitions|
Shaffer Lombardo Shurin, P.C., 1996-2016; Shareholder/Executive Committee,
McDowell Rice & Smith, 1989-95; Shareholder, Horowitz, Shurin & Johl,
P.C., 1968-89; Assistant Counselor/Land Tax Attorney, Jackson County, Missouri,
Mr. Shurin has been a practicing attorney for more than forty (40) years. He has a very extensive general trial and business law practice. Mr. Shurin often serves as an arbitrator, mediator and special discovery master. He has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest “AV” rating for 25 years. He is included in the “Super Lawyers” list.
and business practice. Litigation of commercial, negligence and employment
matters, equally for plaintiffs and defendants. Litigated and negotiated on
behalf of small businesses, Fortune 500 companies and individuals in regard to
mergers, acquisitions, leasing, contracts, franchising and employment related
matters; bodily injury and wrongful death.
as first chair, jury and non-jury cases in numerous courts including Missouri,
Kansas, and other states; the United States Court of Federal Claims; and
numerous United States District Courts. Appeared
before the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Missouri Court of
Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court. Substantial experience as counsel
representing clients in arbitration hearings across the country.
President Clinton to be a Judge of the United States District Court for the Western
District of Missouri; nomination withdrawn at my request due to delays in the
nomination/ confirmation process.
2009-2016. Named by Ingram's Business Magazine as one of Kansas City's best
commercial litigation attorneys 2011 - 2016.
Chairman of the
Missouri Gaming Commission, 2015; Member of the Board of Police Commissioners
of Kansas City, Missouri, July 2015-present; currently serving as President.
hundreds of cases which have settled. Many cases involve multiple parties with
adverse interests. As a mediator, have had a broad range of assignments,
including cases involving professional fees; employment-related disputes;
insurance, construction and commercial disputes (including family succession of
businesses, shareholder disputes, and numerous breach of contract claims);
bodily injury and wrongful death claims. Amounts in dispute from a few thousand
dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars.
Served as chair
of three-person arbitration panels as well as sole arbitrator in hundreds of
arbitrations that have gone to hearing and Award. Arbitrator in disputes
involving design professionals/clients, advertising agencies/clients, and
attorney/clients; contractor/subcontractor/ owner disputes; technology
disputes; financial institution liability issues; property damage disputes
involving homeowner's or commercial insurance claims; claims involving
securities and dealer representatives; employment related claims;
franchisee/multiple franchisee contract issues and other commercial and bodily
injury claims. Size of claims range from a few thousand dollars to
Reviewer in the
Prudential Remediation Plan Appeals Committee, handling over 100 claims as a
mediator and/or arbitrator.
Included on list
of neutrals by the United States District Court for the Western District of
appointments by Missouri Circuit and U.S. District Courts as Special Discovery
by the Cole County Circuit Court as Special Deputy Liquidator of the General
American Mutual Holding Company; total liquidation proceeds were greater than
$1.5 Billion Dollars.
as Special Master to provide an accounting of the damages due from defendant to
plaintiff for required capital expenditures for a five-year period, and
charity, indigent and uncompensated care for a ten-year period before the
judgment rendered in Jackson County Missouri Circuit Court in favor of the
plaintiff HealthCare Foundation of Greater Kansas City against HCA in an “amount
greater than $161 million.”
as Special Discovery Master and Mediator in a series of cases against an automobile
dealer. One hundred twenty-six cases were settled by formula in the mediation.
Mr. Shurin received his law degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1968. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1965, where he majored in Economics.
International Academy of Mediators - 2014 Spring Conference, May 2014; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2012 and 2009; AAA - Unleashing Innovation in ADR, March 2012; Forty Lines Mediators Can Hang Clothes On, March 2012; “Green” Construction Update: How Does ADR Apply to “Green” Construction, September 2010; American Bar Association - Settlecasting: The Right Number at the Wrong Time is the Wrong Number, April 2013; Construction Conference: Maximizing ADR Advocacy for Today’s Economy, 2009; AAA Webinar, Mediation of Construction Disputes: Controlling Your Own Destiny, 2011; AAA Construction Conference: Maximizing ADR Advocacy for Today’s Economy, 2009; University of Missouri Law Center - Advanced Mediation Training, 2000; Mediation of Civil Cases, 2000; US District Court – Advanced Mediation Training, 2000; AAA Sponsored Training for Prudential Mass Claims ADR Project, 1998.
Memberships & Affiliations
Admitted to the
Bar: Missouri, 1968; Kansas, 2006; Arizona, 2016; U.S. District Court: Western
District of Missouri and District of Kansas; U.S. Court of Appeals: Eighth and
Association; Kansas Bar Association; Kansas City Bar Association; Arizona Bar
Association; American Bar Association (Litigation Section; Alternative Dispute
Resolution Section); Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute
(IMI); Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators; National
Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Rates$375/hr plus time and expenses (legal research by associates at a lower hourly rate as needed). Travel at $145/hr plus expenses.
Cancellation: $500.00 per day, in addition to time and expenses incurred prior to cancellation, when notice of cancellation is given less than 10 days before a scheduled hearing.