A trusted litigator with experience across a range of businesses, Robin is able to quickly get to the heart of an issue and map a clear path forward for her clients.

Overview

In addition to litigating a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, Robin has experience in employment, insurance and product liability litigation. She is equally at home presenting her client's case to a jury or an appellate court panel. She also provides services in matters involving special education and student discipline.
Clients have turned to her when faced with putative class action cases involving alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act related to background checks, employment discrimination, confidentiality and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, defamation, banking disputes, and trademark matters. She has appeared in trial and appellate courts in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits.

Experience

She successfully defended an aircraft manufacturer at trial against product liability claims arising from an accident involving an aircraft flown in alleged icing conditions. She ensured her client's favorable verdict withstood an appeal to the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Robin successfully briefed an appeal in the Eighth Circuit that resulted in a reversal of the district court decision in a commercial banking and suit involving multi-million dollar construction loans and guarantees.

She defended multiple employers against putative class actions alleging failure to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act when conducting employee background checks.

She investigated claims by property insurers, who refused to pay policy limits, against a public utility that suffered more than $70 million in losses caused by a series of earthquakes and tsunamis against , ultimately reaching a successful resolution.

She obtained injunctive relief and successfully prosecuted claims against former employees in violation of a non-compete and non-solicitation agreement, briefed case on successful appeal before the Eighth Circuit.

News & Insights

Publications

"Iowa Supreme Court Decides Notable Loan Participation Case," Clark's Bank Deposits and Payments Monthly, 2017

Recognitions

Recognitions

Named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2011-2012

Named a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer, 2014-2018

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Si Jak NFP, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015-present

Gillis Center, Board of Directors, 2010-2015

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2014 Fellow

Stinson Morrison Hecker United Way Campaign, Co-Chair, 2008

The Missouri Bar

Kansas Bar Association

American Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Admissions

  • Kansas, 2004
  • Missouri, 2005
  • Nebraska, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 2004 
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2010

Education

Washburn University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2004

  • Washburn Law Journal, Editor-In-Chief

Pittsburg State University, Ed.S. School Psychology, 1990

Pittsburg State University, M.S., Psychology, 1989

Hastings College, B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 1987

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