Thomas R. Buchanan

Attorney in Kansas City, MO
Co-Founder and Charter Member, Secretary-Treasurer, 1991-1993, Counsellor, 1993-1994 and President, 1994-1995, Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court. Member, Bench-Bar Committee for U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 1990-1995. Center for Public Resources Construction Disputes Committee, 1991-1998.
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Areas of Law

  • Complex Business
  • Construction
  • Employment Insurance
  • Personal Injury Litigation


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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1980, Kansas
1994, Missouri
2009, Colorado

Credit Cards Accepted
American Express
Law School Attended

University of Kansas
Class of 1980

University Attended

Washburn University of Topeka
Class of 1977

Birth Information

Born in 1953
Sterling, Kansas, October 29, 1953

Associations & Memberships

Johnson County (Chairman, 1988-1994, Treasurer, 1985-1986, President-Elect, 1988-1989 and President, 1989-1990, Judicial Evaluations Committee) and Kansas (Member, Legislative Committee and ... More

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Office Information
Thomas R. Buchanan
Skelly Building 605 West 47th Street, Suite 350,
Kansas City, MO 64112-1005

Maintains an office in multiple locations

McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan A Professional Corporation (Kansas City, Missouri)

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