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Scott Brown
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

10801 Mastin Blvd.,, 1000, Overland Park, KS 66210


Scott is a partner with the firm and is the head of the litigation department. He began his career in California's Silicon Valley in 1990. He moved to Kansas and joined Hovey Williams in 1999. His practice includes all aspects of intellectual property creation, management, enforcement and licensing, with particular emphasis on intellectual property litigation. Scott has been a full time first chair trial lawyer since 1999, handling more than one hundred lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country in his career, both at trial and on appeal.

Trinidad Galdean
Charter Member
Labor Law

4601 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218, USA


With 27 years of legal experience, Trinidad worked at some of the largest national, regional and local law firms representing companies and employers. Trinidad also worked as the In-House Legal Counsel for one of the largest agricultural production companies in the United States. His practice has included employment law, immigration, business law, personal injury, and civil litigation. He is licensed to practice in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa. Trinidad is fluent in English and Spanish. Trinidad is widely recognized for his work. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Chambers USA has described Trinidad as having “employment law expertise” and with a “unique understanding and appreciation of employment law.” Chambers USA also identified Trinidad as being known for “the superb quality of his counseling work” as well as his ability to “relate well to jurors and witnesses.” Trinidad has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer Magazine. Trinidad has extensive litigation and trial experience, having litigated civil cases in various states in the United States. He is a frequent speaker for employers, human resource professionals and associations in various states on topics of employment law and immigration.

Max Gordon
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

7199 W 98th Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66212, USA


Max Gordon is a licensed and practicing attorney in both Kansas and Missouri, and has practiced law for more than 40 years with an emphasis in real estate, estate planning, business law, and commercial law, with an office in Overland Park, KS. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a member of the Missouri, Kansas, Metropolitan Kansas City Bar Association, and Johnson County Bar Association, and is a past chairman of the Real Estate Law Committee of the Metropolitan Kansas City Bar Association. Max is also a licensed real estate broker, with more than 35 years experience as a Broker in both Missouri and Kansas. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Kansas Association of Realtors, and is serving on the 2018/19 Board of Directors for the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors.

Terry Iles
Distinguished Lawyer
Corporate and Transactional Law

214 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603, USA


Ted McDonald
Charter Member
Medical Malpractice Law

9300 W 110th St, Overland Park, KS 66210, USA


Ted J. McDonald practices in a variety of areas of civil litigation with a primary emphasis on defending and consulting long term care and assisted living facilities. Ted serves as counsel for some of the largest providers of long term care services in the country. Mr. McDonald’s background includes experience in products liability, medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Mr. McDonald earned his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Kansas. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Mr. McDonald is a member of both the Missouri and Kansas Bars and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts in Missouri and Kansas. Ted is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and holds numerous positions of leadership with the Defense Research Institute (current member, DRI Law Institute; past Chair, DRI Medical Liability and Healthcare Law Committee; past Chair, DRI Nursing Home-ALF Subcommittee; past member, DRI Governance Committee; past Chair, DRI Young Lawyers’ Committee; past Faculty, DRI Nursing Home and Medical Liability Seminars). Mr. McDonald has been published in DRI and IADC publications. Ted is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (past, Chair Public Service Committee), Johnson County Bar Association, and the Kansas Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. McDonald in is active in his community, currently serving as the Kansas State Coordinator (working together with Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss) for iCivics, a national program founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor designed to educate school children about three branches of government and civic duty. Mr. McDonald is the past Chairman of the Board of Folds of Honor (Kansas City Chapter), a national philanthropic organization founded by Major Dan Rooney, a U.S. Air Force Pilot and former PGA golfer, which awards educational scholarships to the families of injured/fallen service men and women.