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Hon. Robert Schieber, Mediator & Arbitrator, Kansas City, Missouri.

Hon. Robert Schieber

Jay Daugherty Mediation & Arbitration
4717 Grand, Suite 830
Kansas City, MO 64112
Tel: (816) 931-6300
Fax: (816) 210-3613
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Recognized to Missouri Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2017
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)3
Current Practice


Judge Schieber served as a Former Jackson County Circuit Court Judge for nearly 18 years. After 17+ years on the bench with the Jackson County Circuit Court, Judge Schieber retired to dedicate his full-time practice to mediation, arbitration and special master services. 

Judge Schieber has presided over 150 jury trials during the past decade including many complex cases such as the JJ’s explosion litigation and the products liability case involving two separate pelvic mesh products that received national attention. He has the distinction of trying the most jury trials in the area’s largest trial court over the last 10 years. In addition to his extensive judicial experience and training, Judge Schieber has studied mediation techniques at the National Judicial College and through the University of Missouri School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution.
Since focusing on full-time conflict resolution, Judge Schieber has established an excellent reputation with firms and serves as a mediator in excess of 200 cases annually.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • 1979-1983 University of Missouri - Columbia, Bachelor of Journalism degree: dual degree in Broadcast and Advertising Journalism
  • 1985- 1988 University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Law- Juris Doctor

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Supreme Court Judicial Committee for the Court and Community Collaboration
  • Supreme Court Judicial Committee on Civic Education
  • Mo Bar Judicial Committee on Children and the Law
  • The Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    - Juvenile Law Committee
    - Family Law Committee
    - Criminal Law Committee
    - Voice of Justice Committee
    - Committee for Children and the Law
  • Former member - Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Rates Information

The billing rate is $425 per hour for preparation and conducting most mediations. However, the rate is $495 per hour for class action/multiparty cases if the mediation involves 4 or more parties. If the matter does not settle as a result of the mediation, our Mediators will continue to mediate the case by phone as long as there is any possibility mediation can resolve the case. There is no charge for follow up services unless the follow-up sessions are very time consuming and the time results in a settlement. For mediations requiring travel outside of the metropolitan area, any travel time is billed at 1/2 the hourly rate plus reasonable expenses for lodging, food and air. The parties to the case will share all mediation fees and expenses equally, unless otherwise agreed.

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