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Mary Jo Shaney with Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes invited to American Bar Foundation Fellowship

By December 17, 2018September 30th, 2019Awards and Accomplishments

Leawood, Kansas – December 13, 2018 –Mary Jo Shaney, 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.

About Mary Jo:

Mary Jo Shaney is a trial attorney with experience in state and federal courts. Her practice areas include land use and regulatory hearings, appeals and litigation, and related constitutional challenges affecting private property rights. She also handles business and employment law matters and lawsuits. Mary Jo has defended clients and their business managers in sex, race, age and other discrimination cases. Her clients range from large and small businesses and retailers to local landowners and area municipalities. Mary Jo is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Bar Associations and has earned admission to the federal courts in the Eighth and Tenth Circuits. She is a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, a national fellowship composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. She has been named as Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer each year since 2006, has been awarded the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating from the Bar and the Judiciary, and has been selected for the Bar Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers.

About the Firm:

Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C. serves and protects individuals, companies, estates and livelihoods. Based in Kansas City, the firm offers sophisticated representation for local, regional and national clients in both the private and public sectors. For more information, visit