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Spencer Fane Attorneys and Practices Earn Recognition in 2021 Chambers USA

June 16, 2021

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm’s attorneys and two practices have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA. Attorneys throughout the firm have been recognized as leaders in their respective practice areas including Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Environmental, Labor and Employment, General Commercial Litigation, Mediators Litigation, White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations Litigations, and Real Estate.

Chambers USA is a directory that recognizes the nation’s leading lawyers who are selected using a research process that relies heavily on in-depth interviews and client feedback. Rankings in the U.S. directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients. For more information on Chambers USA and to access the 2021 edition of Chambers USA Guide, please visit

Inclusion among Chambers USA is a significant honor and the firm is proud to have such strong representation in this year’s edition.

The following attorneys were recognized in 2021:

Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions
Mike McCann, Kansas City, MO

Andrew Brought, Kansas City, MO
James Price, Kansas City, MO
Jessica E. Merrigan, Kansas City, MO
Michael D. Hockley, Kansas City, MO
Kathleen M. Whitby, St. Louis, MO

Labor and Employment
J. Nick Badgerow, Overland Park, KS

Litigation: General Commercial
J. Nick Badgerow, Overland Park, KS
David Harris, St. Louis, MO
Andrew M. Federhar, Phoenix, Arizona

Litigation: Mediators
J. Nick Badgerow, Overland Park, KS

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Patrick McInerney, Kansas City, MO

Real Estate
Lewis A. Heaven, Jr., Overland Park, KS

The following Spencer Fane departments were recognized in 2021:

Environment, Band 2
Real Estate, Band 3