In light of the ever-changing situation involving COVID-19 in our country and community, and with the health and safety of our members, guests, and staff in mind, KCMBA’s 48th Annual Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference (BBBC),  will be held virtually on May 13, 2021.  We hope you will join us where we will hold plenary sessions and concurrent programming with a minimum of 8 hours of CLE.  We will celebrate our annual award winners.  


Bench-Bar Awards
Each year we award several members for their hard work and dedication to the community.  Click here to see the BBBC award descriptions.  Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

Deans of the Trial Bar
Barons of the Boardroom
Distinguished Counselor Awards
Thomas J. Conway Award
Young Lawyer of the Year Award
Sly James Diversity & Inclusion Award
Hon. Matt J. Whitworth Trial Excellence Award 

Nominations must be received no later than February 19, 2021 and all nominees must be KCMBA members. Awards will be presented at the virtual 2021 Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference on Thursday, May 13. Please send your nominations to .

2020 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
James P. Frickleton
Bartimus Frickleton
Robertson Rader P.C.
Susan Ford Robertson
The Robertson
Law Group
John A. Vering
Seigfreid Bingham, PC
David W. White
Foland, Wickens,
Roper, Hofer &
Crawford, PC
John R. Phillips
Jay Daugherty
Mediation & Arbitration
Sly James Diversity
and Inclusion Award
Hon. Kelly J.
Moorhouse Dedication
to Children Award
Young Lawyer
of the Year Award
Thomas J. Conway
Aubrey Gann-Redmon
Shaun Stallworth
Holman Schiavone, LLC
Michelle Patterson
Ogletree, Deakins,
Nash, Smoak &
Stewart, PC
Comm. David
16th Judicial Circuit
Court of Missouri,
Jackson County
Anna Berman
Kutak Rock LLP
Sara Christensen
The Hastings
Law Firm