Hugh F. O'Donnell

Hugh F. O'Donnell

Kansas City, Missouri
  • Licensed Attorney in both Missouri and Kansas
  • Approved Mediator by the courts in both Missouri and Kansas
  • Over 40 years experience
  • Performs thousands of successful mediations
  • Introduced collaborative law to Missouri and co-founded the
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Missouri (now Collaborative Divorce Professionals)
  • President of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Missouri
  • Charter member - Association of Missouri Mediators
  • Conducts numerous collaborative law and mediation trainings,including a mediation training for the Jackson County Circuit Judges.
  • Hugh has conducted advance mediation trainings on the island of Hawaii on interpreting body language and facial expression as an aide in mediating.
  • Tries numerous jury trials successfully and has settled cases in excess
    of a million dollars
  • Chairman - Missouri Bar Intervention Committee
  • Associate Editor of Law Review
  • Former State of Missouri Assistant Attorney General
  • UMKC School of Law, 1973

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Law
  • Family Mediation
  • Civil Mediation & Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Disputes
  • Traffic
  • DUI
  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug Possession
  • domestic Violence
  • Assault

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1973
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1973
  • Kansas


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1973
    • Law Review: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1970

Honors and Awards

  • Approved Mediator by the courts in both Missouri and Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals, President
  • Association of Missouri Mediators, Charter Member
  • Missouri Bar Intervention Committee, Chairman