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Spencer Fane Adds Two to Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of associates Thomas S. Hiatt and Madison A. Fischer to its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group in the firm’s Kansas City office.

Thomas S. Hiatt

Prior to his current position with Spencer Fane, Thomas Hiatt served as a summer associate with the firm. His past experience also includes interning for the Hon. Julie A. Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Hiatt earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law where he was awarded the CALI Award in Administrative Law and held numerous positions of leadership within the international law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta. His practice is uniquely informed by his position as a research assistant for the internationally renowned law professor Christopher Drahozal, who focuses his research on dispute resolution, particularly arbitration. Hiatt earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in political science and history. During his undergraduate studies, he served as a communications intern for the Democratic National Committee.

Madison A. Fischer

Madison Fischer joins the firm following her graduation from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in the top 15 percent of her class. Prior to Spencer Fane, Fischer served as a student research representative for LexisNexis as well as a summer associate at one of the state’s largest law firms. She previously interned for the Hon. Beth Phillips in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the Hon. Matt Whitworth Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the Hon. Paul Wilson of the Missouri Supreme Court. During law school, Fischer was selected as a member of the Order of Barristers, received the Top 3L brief award, was a semi-finalist in Moot Court, and received the CALI Award in Lawyering and Missouri Administrative Law. She also dedicated her time to a number of student-run organizations including the Board of Advocates where she served as mediation director, the Tim Heinsz 5K Race and Jim Devine Dog Walk where she served as the 2015 chair, the Women’s Law Association and the Journal of Dispute Resolution in which she was published in the 2014 legislative update. Fischer earned her bachelor’s degree in English and social science from Fontbonne University, where she graduated summa cum laude.