32 Corporate Woods
9225 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 600
Overland Park, KS 66210-2000
Wendell “Bud” F. Cowan
32 Corporate Woods
Recently retired Mr. Cowan practiced in the area of litigation and employment law. With over four decades in the practice of law, Bud has accumulated extensive experience in employment-related litigation and consultation. He has litigated hundreds of trials and administrative hearings defending businesses and municipalities in discrimination, wrongful discharge and civil rights cases. He has been a criminal prosecutor, entrepreneur, and Fortune 50 company legal department supervisor, has designed programs saving millions of dollars, and has created novel responses to the ever-changing employment law environment. Bud has experience in consultation and litigation of the litany of employment law intricacies: ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, OSHA, civil rights, Title VII and unemployment, and workers’ compensation. He has also presented numerous risk-avoidance seminars and provided consultation to various business groups, employers, and attorneys on personnel law issues concerning discipline and claims. Additionally, he has created a diversity awareness program for a 30,000 employee workforce. Cowan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Employment Law – Management, Insurance Law, and Litigation – Labor and Employment. He was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 and 2021 Kansas City, KS Insurance “Lawyer of the Year.”
Litigation—Hundreds of trials and administrative hearings defending businesses in discrimination, wrongful discharge and workers’ compensation cases.
Consultation—Risk avoidance consultation with large and small employers concerning discipline and claims.
Training—Presentation of seminars for employers and attorneys on personnel law issues. Creation of a diversity awareness program for a 30,000 employee workforce.
Supervision—Administration of a Fortune 50 company legal department with a budget of $2 million.
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
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