Dana has been practicing labor and employment law for almost 30 years. In 2003, she began teaching animal law and was founding chair of the Missouri Bar Association’s animal law committee, a position in which she has served most of the past 13 years. She lives in rural Missouri with her four-legged “kids.”
Labor and Employment Law, Animal Law
Brittany currently works as a Complex Litigation Attorney at Simmons Hanly Conroy. She worked for 7 years as an Intellectual Property Litigation Associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. She clerked for District of Kansas Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse and Missouri Family Justice Center Commissioner Geoffrey Allen. She earned her law degree from UMKC. While in law school she was Note and Comment Editor of the Law Review, Legal Writing TA, President of the Christian Legal Society, and member of several teams including Client Counseling, Client Negotiation, and National Appellate Advocacy Team. She is proud to be teaching at her alma mater.
Jarrett Johnson’s 23 years of jury trial experience ranges from representing criminal defendants to personal injury plaintiffs. Jarrett has been a trial team leader at the Kansas City trial division for the Missouri State Public Defender, a litigation associate at Polsinelli, and a senior trial attorney at a small personal injury law firm — before opening his own private practice in 2010. He received the Missouri Bar’s highest honor for a trial lawyer — the Lon Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award — in 2000. Jarrett has litigated cases in both state and federal court from Idaho to Louisiana. He volunteers as a master in KCMBA’s trial academy, teaching young lawyers about jury selection and closing argument. He earned his J.D. at UMKC in 1993 after graduating Texas A&M in 1990. Jarrett was born in Houston, Texas in 1969. He has a 16 year-old son, and is expecting another in October.