Shughart Thomson & Kilroy Names Newest Shareholders
Law Firm Names Newest Shareholders
Kansas City, MO-Attorneys James M. Humphrey and Kelly Flood have been named Shareholders at Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C. effective January 1, 2007. After receiving Board of Director approval, Shareholders voted in Humphrey and Flood in early December based on their outstanding professional and civic accomplishments.
“I am particularly excited about having a stake in a firm that is run by such devoted professionals. I chose Shughart Thomson & Kilroy among a number of firms for a number of reasons. But the primary reason was based on the quality and character of the people who make up the firm,” says Humphrey who practices in the Business Litigation Practice Group.
Humphrey has been with the firm for six years and worked on a number of diverse litigation matters throughout his career. Some of the more time-consuming cases include H&R Block v. AOL, which was tried in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri for three weeks and KCPL v. National Union Fire Ins. Co, which settled within the last 30 days before trial for multi-millions of dollars for the benefit of the client.
“Jim Humphrey brings tremendous talent to the Business Litigation Practice Group. As a graduate of the University of Creighton, Jim came to Kansas City serving two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Gary Fenner, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri,” said Larry Ward, Chairman of the Board at Shughart Thomson & Kilroy.
Humphrey has been involved in a number of activities outside the firm including the Elwood Thomas Appellate Institute, the Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court, the MODL Trial Academy and the Greater Kansas City Bar Leadership Academy. He is also a graduate of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce and 2006 leadership class.
Flood who practices in the firm’s Phoenix office works in the area of General Civil and Complex Litigation.
“I have been with the firm since I started practicing and I have been committed to it’s success as much as my own. I want to thank everyone who invited me to join almost 7 years ago. Marty Harper and Brian Goodwin in particular who placed faith in me and gave me more opportunities, challenges and responsibilities than I dreamed being possible at the time,” said Flood a North Carolina native now living in Arizona.
Arizona Co-Manager and Shareholder Marty Harper says Flood is just what Shughart Thomson & Kilroy management considers when looking for ownership.
“Kelly’s legal work is first rate. She gets along great with clients, opposing counsel and staff members. She is viewed as a mentor by our newer lawyers. Kelly is deeply committed to our community and the long term growth of the Firm. She’s an ideal addition to the list of firm owners.”
About Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C.
Founded in 1940, the Kansas City-headquartered law firm of Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C. (www.stklaw.com), is a full-service, client-focused business law firm with more than 170 attorneys in six offices: Kansas City, Springfield and St. Joseph, Mo.; Overland Park, Kan.; Phoenix, Ariz., and Denver, Colo. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients Regionally, nationally and worldwide, Shughart Thomson i& Kilroy s known for successfully applying forward-thinking strategies for both straightforward and complex legal matters.