James P. Tierney

Mr. Tierney has significant experience in representing clients in aspects of business and corporate matters. He served as counsel in numerous merger and acquisition transactions both as counsel to the acquired entity and the acquiring entity. For example, Victors Petroleum Inc. into Swift Company subsequently named Esmark, Inc.; American Beauty Macaroni Company into Pillsbury; Pillsbury into Grand Metropolitan; Pasco Petroleum Corporation into Oasis Refining Company.

Court Memberships

  • Missouri (inactive)


  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Catholic Conference, Policy Planning Committee
  • Chairman, Kansas City Fair Housing Commission, 1968-69
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
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F: 816.292.2001


Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1951

Oxford University, Oxford, England, post graduate, 1948

Rockhurst University, B.S., Philosophy, 1948