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Edward M. Dolson, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1963, New York District Court (southern district) New York, Missouri 1966, United States District Court (western district) Missouri, United States District Court (central district) Wisconsin, United States Court Claims, United States Court Appeals (7th, 8th and 10th circuits).


Dolson, Edward M. was born on September 21, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Ralph H. and Elinor M. Dolson.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Kansas, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1963.


Worked at Swanson, Midgley, Gangwere, Kitchin & McLarney, L.L.C. (Kansas City, Missouri) specializing in General Practice. Litigation, Corporation, Antitrust, Labor and Employee Relations, Probate, Banking, Real Estate, Sports, Taxation, Insurance, Arbitration and Mediation. Admitted to the bar, 1963, Missouri.

1964, New York.

Phi Delta Phi. Co-Author: Missouri Corporate Forms and Practice, Aspen Publications, 1987. Drafting to Protect the Franchise: Considerations in Negotiating and Drafting Non-Compete, Confidentiality and Transfer Provisions in Franchise Contracts, American Bar Association Forum Committee on Franchising, 1988.

Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Franchising. Member: Kansas City Metropolitan (Chairman, Franchise Law Committee, 1983-1986) and American (Member, Forum Committee on Franchising, 1978—) Bar Associations. The Foundation of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City (President, 1991).

Lawyers Association of Kansas City (President, 1990). Swanson, Midgley, Gangwere, Kitchin & McLarney, L.L.C. has been an active force in the legal community since 1886. The firm has always had a strong insurance defense practice, with particular focus on life and health insurance law and employment cases.

In recent years, the firm has represented clients in a number of complex, multiparty litigation matters, including cases involving school desegregation, television antitrust, bankruptcy, directors liability, securities fraud, products liability and RICO claims. As general counsel for a major intercollegiate athletic association, Swanson Midgley is involved in Constitutional litigation across the country.


Chairman Alliance for Safer Metropolitan Kansas City, 1971-1973. Finance chairman Visitation Church, Kansas City, 1993. Member finance committee, board directors St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, 1989-1992.

Tutor Laubach Literature Society, Kansas City, 1998. Member Lawyers Association Kansas City (president 1991), member Foundation (president 1992), Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (chairman franchise law committee 1983-1987), Heartland Franchise Association (founder, board directors since 1989), University Michigan Club Kansas City (president 1974-1977).


Married Kay M. Clancy, August 10, 1963. Children: Michael, Patricia, Jennifer.