UMKC School of Law Newsmakers – September 2018

Every month, UMKC School of Law highlights the latest in alumni news. Check out our class notes and submit your own here.

We congratulate all of our alumni on new positions and opportunities and offer our condolences to the families and friends of those who have passed.


September 2018 Newsmakers


Ronald Wiesenthal (’72), of the St. Louis Mediation and Arbitration Center, was named Missouri’s Best Independent Mediator in a poll of lawyers conducted by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.


Steven Popejoy (’88) has been appointed chair of the School of Business Administration in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies at the University of Central Missouri. He recently had an article entitled “Right to Work in Missouri – The People Have Spoken” accepted for publication in the UMKC Law Review, co-authored with alumna Deni Oas (’89), also of UCM.


Kehl Friesen (’13) recently joined the firm Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC. His practice focuses on Product Liability and Personal Injury litigation.

Lauren Dollar (’17) has joined the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. She formerly clerked for Hon. Stephen R. Bough at the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

In Memoriam

Darwin Emil Johnson (LLM ’78) passed away on August 21, 2018. He practiced law for 50 years in Kansas and Missouri. Darwin also was in the U.S. Army and Reserves for 30 years when he retired as a colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corp.

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Published: Sep 24, 2018