Polsinelli congratulates shareholder Jay E. Heidrick for his selection as president of the Johnson County Bar Association. The one-year term begins in August. The Johnson County Bar Association (JCBA) was formed in 1938 and has a volunteer membership of approximately 1,400 attorneys and judges practicing in the Johnson County, Kansas and surrounding county area.
“I am excited and honored to lead the Johnson County Bar. Our firm has a long history of commitment to our local Bar associations,” Heidrick said. “One of my major goals will be to encourage members to increase their personal relationships with each other. If we know and appreciate each other as friends rather than just attorneys, it will not only help our association, but also our community and our profession.”
As a member of Polsinelli’s commercial litigation group, Heidrick focuses his practice on litigating complex matters with an emphasis on patent and copyright matters, contract disputes, personal injury and product liability matters, and trade secret disputes. He operates out of the firm’s Overland Park, Kansas office, but is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in both Kansas and Missouri. He is also admitted in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and has represented numerous clients in multiple states at both the state and federal level.
Heidrick is a frequent CLE presenter on civil litigation matters and is involved in numerous civic and legal organizations, including the Kansas and Missouri Bar Associations, Johnson Countians for Justice and, of course, the Johnson County Bar Association. He is a founding member and president of Tour de BBQ Inc., a charity which raises money for cancer research in Kansas City.
Heidrick also was selected in 2012 for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and a 2012 member of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Attorneys for Missouri.
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