KCMBA's 48th Annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference 
In light of the pandemic, KCMBA’s 48th Annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference (BBBC),  was held virtually on May 13, 2021. 


Bench-Bar Awards
Each year we award several members for their hard work and dedication to the community and awards were presented at the event.  Click here to see the BBBC award descriptions. 

2021 Award Winners 

Dean of the Trial Bar Dean of the Trial Bar Dean of the Trial Bar Baron of
the Boardroom
Baron of
the Boardroom
W. Perry Brandt 
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
Joseph J. Roper
Foland, Wickens, Roper, Hofer & Crawford, PC
Stephanie Warmund
The Law Offices of Stephanie Warmund
Lori A. Beam
Seigfreid Bingham, PC
Harold M. Goss
Thomas J. Conway
Sly James Diversity
and Inclusion Award

Hon. Matt J. Whitworth Trial Excellence Award Young Lawyer
of the Year Award
Marcos A. Barbosa
Stacey L. Janssen
Kennyhertz Perry
Michael S. Meyer
 Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader P.C.

Mischa Buford Epps

The Missouri Bar

Brent Dwerlkotte

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 
JoEllen Flanagan Engelbart (posthumous)
Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

Thank you to our 2021 BBBC Sponsors!

YETI Giveaway Sponsor

Keynote Plenary Sponsor

Celebrate the Greats Award Ceremony Sponsors


Plenary Session Sponsors


Entertainment Breaks Sponsors


Snack Bag Sponsors



Concurrent Program Sponsors

                William C. Martucci               

Yoga Sponsors

                  James W. Tippin & Associates