January 11, 2013
Missouri Western State University has established a scholarship in honor of R. Dan Boulware, managing partner of the St. Joseph office of Polsinelli Shughart and the former president of Missouri Western's governing board. The scholarship was announced during the university's Winter Commencement ceremony on Dec. 15, after Dan was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and spoke to 300 graduates.

About Dan Boulware

R. Dan Boulware is the managing partner of the firm's St. Joseph office, and chair of the firm's contingency fee practice nationwide. He is a senior trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in many large, high-profile cases and has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America publication, his practice extends far beyond Missouri, having handled numerous cases around the country. He wrote the initial "Chapter on Punitive Damages" contained in the Missouri Bar Deskbook on Damages, and has lectured on that subject and other trial matters.

Dan is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has substantial experience in a wide range of civil disputes: commercial litigation, including class actions; health care litigation; bankruptcy litigation; construction litigation; civil RICO; antitrust; insurance coverage; director and officer liability; intellectual property; oil and gas; product liability; and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has often represented clients on a contingency fee arrangement, recovering through trial and settlement, millions of dollars