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Jack D. Rowe

Mr. Rowe concentrates on employment and labor relations issues. He represents management and the business sector in equal employment opportunity, personnel relations and traditional labor matters, including federal, state and local agency investigations and hearings, court actions and day-to-day advice and counseling. His experience has involved consultation concerning complex employment, personnel and labor relations issues, including union elections, negotiations and arbitrations, reductions in force, discipline and discharge, pay practices, affirmative action, ERISA, OSHA, government complaints and compliance reviews, and other employee related activities involved in business operations.

He has successfully defended individual and class action age, race, sex, religion, disability and other discrimination complaints, as well as wrongful discharge, ERISA, general employment, Railway Labor Act, and traditional labor litigation, in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before administrative agencies across the United States. He has represented management in union election campaigns, negotiations, arbitrations and strike/lock-out strategies, and before the National Labor Relations Board and federal appellate courts in unfair labor practice complaints throughout the United States. Mr. Rowe is a frequent speaker before firm clients and civic and professional organizations including The Missouri Bar, and The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, State Human Resources Management Association and Professional Management Seminar Association.

Court Memberships

  • Missouri 
  • U.S. Districts Courts for Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors

  • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal - U.S. Labour and Employment Lawyers
  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2003-2018
  • Selected as “Leading Lawyer” by Chambers USA, 2003-2017
  • Named to Best of the United States, Lawyers Section, 2006
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-2016
  • Selected for Best Attorneys Network Directory, 2005
  • Selected by peers for “Best of the Bar,” The Kansas City Business Journal, 2003-2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating
  • Order of the Bench and Robe
  • Articles Editor, UMKC Law Review, 1972-1973
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Events

Professional Affiliations

  • Current Member, Board of Directors - Kansas City Ballet
  • American Bar Association, Labor Law Committee
  • The Missouri Bar, Labor Law Committee
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, former chair, Labor Law Committee
  • Heartland Labor and Employment Institute
  • Kansas City Tomorrow, Civic Council
  • Former member, Johnson County, Kansas Planning Commission
  • Former member, Prairie Village, Kansas City Council and Planning Commission

Press releases

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F: 816.292.2001

Assistant

Kirsten Hollstrom
816.460.5601

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1973

University of Kansas, B.A., with distinction, 1969