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Joseph Eugene Balloun

Joseph Eugene Balloun, American lawyer. Bar: Kansas 1954, Missouri 2007, United States District Court (Missouri), Kansas Supreme Court, United States District Court (Kansas), United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1963, United States Tax Court 1972, United States Supreme Court.

Background

  • Balloun, Joseph Eugene was born on June 16, 1929 in Hays, Kansas, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science degree, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1951. Juris Doctor, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1954.

    Career

    • Attorney United States Air Force, Enid, Oklahoma, 1955-1957, Ostrum & Balloun, Russell, Kansas, 1957-1962, Turner & Balloun, Great Bend, 1962-1972, Payne & Jones, Olathe, 1972-1980, Balloun & Bodinson, Olathe, 1980-1984. Partner Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Overland Park, since 1984, Kansas City, Missouri, since 2006, vice chairman general litigation division Overland Park, Kansas. Member Kansas 10th judicial district nominating commission.

      Mediator United States District Court Kansas.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Kansas 1954, Missouri 2007, United States District Court (Missouri), Kansas Supreme Court, United States District Court (Kansas), United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1963, United States Tax Court 1972, United States Supreme Court.

    Membership

    Board member Child Abuse Prevention Coalition, Johnson County, Kansas, Foster and Adoptive Children. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (Pro Bono award), Kansas Bar Association (Distinguished Service award), Kansas Association Defense Counsel (past president), American Board Trial Advocates.

    Master emeritus Kansas Inn of Court, Order of the Coif.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Balloun (divorced). Children: Michael, Kristen. Married Sheila Gail Wombles.

      Children: David, Hannah.
    • spouses: Patricia Balloun
    • Sheila Gail Wombles
    • children: Michael Balloun
    • Kristen Balloun
    • David Balloun
    • Hannah Balloun
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    Born June 16, 1929
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