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Richard D. Rhyne

Mr. Rhyne has participated in over 150 arbitrations as either counsel or arbitrator and over 150 mediations as mediator.  He is listed on the American Arbitration Association Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators, is on the roster of neutrals for Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 and is a Certified Neutral with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.  His alternative dispute training includes:

  • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, December 16, 2004
  • The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Dispute Review Board Administration and Practice Workshop, Boston, May 10, 2003
  • AAA Construction Arbitrator II Training, Denver, December, 2002
  • AAA Arbitrator Update, 2001
  • University of Missouri at Columbia, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, Mediation of Civil Cases, August, 2000
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, Kansas City, June 2000
  • AAA Construction Industry Mediator Workshop, May, 1997

Court Memberships

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

Honors

  • Construction Lawyers Society of America, Charter Fellow, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2011-2020; Lawyer of the Year - Kansas City, MO Litigation - Construction, 2013
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2006-2018

Professional Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association, Certified Arbitrator
  • American Arbitration Association, Certified Mediator
  • Certified Neutral with the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), Chair of KCMBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2003; KCMBA Committee Leadership Council, 2003; Chair of KCMBA Construction Law Committee, 2001

Publications

  • Resolving Public Sector Disputes:  A Road of Politics and Potholes, a chapter published in the AAA Handbook on Construction Arbitration and ADR-Third Edition, Spring 2014

  • Understanding ADR, chapter in Preparing for Alternative Dispute Resolution Cases, December 2007

  • Resolving Public Sector Disputes: A Road of Politics and Potholes, Dispute Resolution Journal, Feb.-April, 2003

  • Construction Law Arbitration, The Missouri Bar ADR Committee Newsletter - Fall 2001

  • Construction Law Mediation, The Missouri Bar ADR Committee Newsletter - Fall 2001
  • Construction Law: From Getting the Contract to Chain of Liability, 1999. Chapter 2 -- Scope of Typical Clauses, Construction Change Order Claims, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994
  • For the Defense: Tactics, Strategies and Considerations in Defense of Civil Litigation, 1994
  • Missouri Construction Law, Federal Publications, Inc., 1992 and 1993
  • What Do You Do When the Contract is Changed?, Chap. 4, What Do You Do When Conditions on the Job Change? Chap. 5, Construction Law: What Do You Do When?, National Business Institute, Inc., Seminar, 1986

Presentations

  • Panelist, Best Practices for Arbitrating Cases, Sikich Forensics Academy CLE, February 2019
  • Making Changes and Resolving Disputes During the Construction Process, Half Moon CLE, October 26, 2017
  • Use of the Case Management Order, Guided Choice and other innovative processes to ensure a successful Mediation, KCMBA Construction Law Committee, July 17, 2014
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution, Legal Symposium for the Construction Industry, September 2007
  • Change Orders in Kansas, Lorman Education Services, September 27, 2005
  • Home Construction Disputes, Association of MO Mediators, August 13, 2005
  • What's Hot in Construction Law, Lathrop Gage L.C., July 14, 2005
  • Change Orders, Lorman Education Services, May 3, 2005
  • Construction Law: Can This Job Be Saved?  Creative Strategies For Project Completion &   Litigation Avoidance in Missouri, Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • Hot Topics in Construction Law for Real Estate Professionals, The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2002
  • Recent ADR Developments, The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2002
  • Design-Build In Missouri and Kansas: Public Sector Issues/Competitive Bidding, Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • Panelist, Attorney’s ADR Toolbox, Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, 2001
  • Major Land Use Laws in Missouri: Environmental Issues in Property Development, The National Business Institute, 2001
  • Major Land Use Laws in Missouri: Ethical Considerations, The National Business Institute, 2001
  • The Big Debate, Joint Sessions and Private Caucuses - Association of Missouri Mediators, 2000
  • Dispute Resolution: Practical Solutions, The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2000
  • Construction Claims and Job Profitability, 1988
  • Construction Delay Claims Seminar, 1985
  • CPM Construction Scheduling Using Micro-Computers, and Construction Delay Claims Seminar, 1985

Press releases

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Assistant

Mallory Brown
816.460.5567

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1974

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., Business Administration, 1969