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Darin P. Shreves

Darin Shreves is a litigation attorney. His legal practice focuses on representing clients in litigated and non-litigated disputes regarding contracts, torts, and insurance. He also has experience assisting businesses with transactional legal matters such as procuring public contracts, navigating governmental bureaucracy, and addressing employee issues.

Darin joined Lathrop Gage after clerking for two federal judges. In these clerkships Darin gained substantial trial court experience, as he worked alongside each judge to manage a large docket of cases spanning diverse factual and legal issues. Darin also gained appellate experience, in that he assisted each judge sit by special designation on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Every day Darin uses what he learned during his clerkships to craft compelling arguments that get his clients results.

Representative Experience

  • Achieving voluntary dismissal – Darin represented a financial services client in a Colorado state-court lawsuit alleging fraud. He moved to dismiss his client, and, less than 30 days after, the opposing party elected to dismiss voluntarily.
  • Achieving dismissal – Darin represented a financial services client in a Maryland federal-court lawsuit alleging fraud. He moved to dismiss the lawsuit. The trial court agreed and dismissed Darin’s client. The appellate court later affirmed that dismissal.
  • Achieving summary judgment – Darin represented an insurer in a Minnesota federal-court lawsuit alleging ERISA violations. He moved for his client to win on summary judgment. Less than two weeks after that motion was fully briefed, the trial court agreed and entered summary judgment. The opposing party declined to appeal.
  • Protecting summary judgment on appeal – Darin represented an insurer in an Illinois federal-court lawsuit alleging ERISA violations. Darin prepared an appellate brief, seeking to affirm the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in his client’s favor. The appellate court agreed and affirmed that ruling, adopting as its own many of the arguments from Darin’s brief.

Court Memberships

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Honors

  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2016-2017

  • Sixth Annual YLD Trial Advocacy Competition, Best Trial Team, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2012

  • Order of the Coif, Inductee, 2011

  • Missouri Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 2010-2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Academy, Graduate, 2014
  • Kansas City Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association, Board Member, 2013-present

  • Young Friends of Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Member, 2012-present

Publications

  • Student case note: Counselor, Stop Everything! Missouri’s Venue Statutes Receive an Expansive Interpretation, 75 Mo. L. Rev. 1067 (2010) (analyzing State ex rel. Kansas City Southern Railway Co. v. Nixon, 282 S.W.2d 363 (Mo. 2009) (en banc)). 
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Assistant

Kim Whittelsey
816.460.5554

Education

University of Missouri, J.D., 2011

Southeast Missouri State University, B.A., 2007

Universidad de Costa Rica, 2007

Clerkship(s)

  • The Honorable Beth Phillips, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • The Honorable E. Richard Webber, U.S. District  Court for the Eastern District of Missouri