Ogletree Deakins Deepens Trial Lawyer Bench in Kansas City, Welcomes Walter Brown as Shareholder

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  – June 12, 2017 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Walter Brown as a shareholder in the firm’s Kansas City office. Brown joins Ogletree Deakins from Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC, where he handled a broad range of employment litigation matters. He earned his J.D. from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. 

Brown concentrates his practice on employment law litigation, including state and federal discrimination actions based on race, age, sex, disability, FMLA retaliation, and class action wage and hour claims under the FLSA. His employment practice also includes a wealth of experience in cases involving trade secret misappropriation and the violation of noncompetition and non-solicitation agreements. Additionally, he represents clients in business cases involving breach of contract, business torts, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty and partnership disputes. Brown also counsels clients on employment policy and compliance issues. He performs management training and drafts policy handbooks for clients in various industries.

“Walter has distinguished himself in the Kansas City legal community as an accomplished trial attorney,” said Trina Le Riche, managing shareholder of Ogletree’s Kansas City office. “He advocates tirelessly on behalf of his clients, and his approach to service mirrors that found in our Client Pledge. We are excited to welcome him to Ogletree Deakins.”

About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for six consecutive years. In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law - Management category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 800 attorneys located in 52 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com