Personal Statement on philosophy and style:                                 My practice of law embodies a practical and cost-efficient approach tailored to client needs with a strong focus on clear  communication with clients and all others.  I am committed to providing exceptional legal service in all aspects of my work for clients.  What sets my office apart is a personal commitment to work directly with the client in all aspects of the case without layers of associates and secretaries. 


Don has over 39 years experience as an attorney in private practice of which about 20 years have been in a small office general practice setting.  Don opened his own office in May 1999, currently in Kansas City, Missouri.  

For the balance of his career, Don practiced in various areas of international trade and investment, where he first became involved with issues in alternative dispute resolution (arbitration), working with major law firms in Seoul, Korea (Kim & Chang - from 1984), Taipei, Taiwan (Baker & McKenzie from 1988) and, finally, Kansas City, MO (Shook, Hardy & Bacon from 1992). 

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               Don Shanks' Style and Background

As noted above, Don Shanks has retired from the practice of law and the office closed effective December 2019.