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Gene Schmittgens with Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes invited to American Bar Foundation Fellowship

By July 16, 2019September 30th, 2019Awards and Accomplishments

Leawood, Kan. – July 15, 2019–Gene Schmittgens, attorney with Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, was chosen to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Established in 1955, the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities.

Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession. Membership in the Fellows is limited to only 1% of the lawyers admitted to practice in the United States and its territories, as well as a limited number of lawyers in international jurisdictions.

About Gene:

Gene works with clients in all aspects of environmental law, including reporting, compliance, enforcement, administrative litigation, insurance, permitting, transportation requirements and transactional issues arising out of the sale of real estate and businesses. He has experience in various state and federal environmental laws, CERCLA, TSCA, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, NEPA and RCRA. He has helped clients at both the state and federal levels. Gene is frequent lecturer and author on a wide variety of environmental issues, and is the current editor of the Missouri Chapter in the LexisNexis publication Brownfields Law and Practice. He has been active in a number of environmental law committees of various bar associations and civic groups and has served as an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University of Law teaching a course on Environmental Due Diligence.

About the Firm:

Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes serves and protects individuals, companies, estates and livelihoods.  Based in Kansas City, the firm offers sophisticated representation in both the private and public sectors.  For more, visit


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