J. Eugene Balloun | Balloun, J. Eugene
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J. Eugene Balloun [ Partner ]
Gene has been vice chair of the General Litigation Division and has served on the firm's Executive Committee.
He has more than 40 years of experience in business, antitrust and tort litigation, as well as insurance litigation of all types, including declaratory judgments and bad faith cases.
has tried more than 100 jury trials, and has argued over 100 appellate cases.
Gene was elected a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
He is a past president of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel; a member of the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates; and a master emeritus of the Kansas Inn of Court.
has served on the Tenth Judicial District Nominating Commission
, which nominates judges in the Tenth District.
Gene has served as a mediator for the Federal District Court of Kansas and frequently mediates cases for private parties.
Approximately 80 percent of the cases he
has mediated resulted in settlements.
He has arbitration experience, and has served as the chair of an arbitration panel for the International Association of Arbitration.
Gene has been a faculty member at the Kansas Institute of Trial Advocacy.
has also been a speaker and participant in business and commercial law seminars.
is a recipient of the Kansas Bar Association's
Distinguished Service Award and the William Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
has received the Kansas Governor's Award for Exemplary Service to Children and Families, the Justinian Award presented by the Johnson County Bar Association
and the Kansas Bar Association's
Pro Bono Award.
has also received a Pro Bono Award from the American Bar Association
, as well as the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Lifetime Pro Bono Award
In 2003, he
was honored with the Whittaker Award from The Lawyers Association of Kansas City
has been selected as one of the outstanding business litigators in Kansas for over 25 years in The Best Lawyers in America, listed in the specialties of Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.
has also been named in numerous editions of Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers.
has been included in the 2010 and 2011 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
has also been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Kansas School of Law
contributions to the community and the legal profession.
has completed more than 700 pro bono adoptions of foster children.
pro bono work with children was featured in the American Bar Association
Journal (July 2010).
is licensed in Kansas and Missouri and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
, the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Tenth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.