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Angela D. Gupta

With over 30 years of legal experience, Angela is a quick study of complex legal and factual issues and has a strong ability to connect with and understand the perspectives of all of all parties to a dispute.  Since 2019, Angela has devoted her practice exclusively to the neutral roles of mediator, arbitrator, fact-finder, and special master.

For over 20 years, Angela worked closely with federal judges in the District of Kansas to help resolve numerous cases involving a wide range of federal and state laws including employment discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and non-compete; consumer protection; civil rights; breach of contract; fraud and misrepresentation; insurance coverage; intellectual property; negligence; personal injury; product liability; professional malpractice; and many more tort and business disputes. In this capacity, Angela assisted with over 100 jury and bench trials and drafted over 1,000 rulings on summary judgment, discovery, procedural, and evidentiary matters.  Through her work at the Court, Angela developed extensive experience in judicial decision making at all stages of litigation, including significant rulings in class action and MDL proceedings. 

Previously, Angela represented individuals, corporations, and the federal government in civil litigation practice with two major Kansas City law firms and in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas.  Her experience included handling employment, commercial, and bankruptcy matters through all stages of litigation including first-chair and second-chair trial work, court hearings, all aspects of discovery including depositions and expert witnesses, pleadings, motions practice, mediation, and settlement negotiations. 

Angela is an Approved Mediator in the U.S. District Courts for the District of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri, and in the States of Kansas and Missouri.  Angela also serves as an Arbitrator and Mediator on the commercial, employment and consumer panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and as an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Additionally, Angela currently serves on a special master legal team in the Opioid MDL pending in the Northern District of Ohio federal court.  Angela is a frequent speaker on ADR topics and an active leader in numerous bar associations. 

Angela D. Gupta
Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC
angela@adrmediate.com | 816-531-1001

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Education and Credentials:

  • Approved Mediator:
  • Western District of Missouri Federal Court
  • District of Kansas Federal Court
  • States of Missouri and Kansas
  • Mediator and Arbitrator, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, American Arbitration Association (AAA) Commercial, Employment and Consumer Panels
  • Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • ADR Training:
  • Advanced Mass Tort MDL Certificate, Duke University School of Law (2022)
  • Mediating the Litigated Case, Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2019
  • 13th, 15th and 16th Annual Arbitration Training Institutes, American Bar Association, 2020, 2022, 2023
  • Civil Mediation Training, Johnson County Community College, 2013
  • Principles of Core Mediation: How to Settle Disputes, Johnson County Community College, 2013
  • Special Master Legal Team for David R. Cohen, Opioid MDL, N.D. Ohio, 2019-present
  • Pro Bono Certificate, Kansas Bar Association 2021
  • Chambers Counsel to Judge Kathryn H. Vratil, D. Kan., 2000-2019, 1992-1996
  • Assistant United States Attorney, D. Kan., 1999-2000
  • Litigation Associate, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, Kansas City, MO, 1996-98
  • Litigation Associate, Lathrop & Norquist (now Lathrop GPM), Kansas City, MO, 1991-1992
  • Attorney in Missouri and Kansas
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • B.S., Business Administration, With Honors, University of Kansas, 1988

Professional Speaking Engagements (since 2015)

  • Moderator, “Pre-Mediation & Pre-Evaluative Communications,” W.D. Mo. Mediation and Assessment Program (MAP) Training (2022)  
  • Presenter, “The Ethics & Essence of Interruptions & Considerations Involving Righteously Indignant ADR Participants,” W.D. Mo. MAP Training (2022)
  • Moderator, “Ethics in Mediation,” KCMBA (2022)
  • Panelist, “Cultural Competency & Inclusivity in Mediation,” The Missouri Bar (2022)
  • Moderator, “The Rise and Rise of Mediation,” Johnson County Bar Association (2022)
  • Presenter, “Cognitive Biases & Their Effect on Negotiations & Decision-Making,” KBA (2021)
  • Presenter, “Hidden Bias and Its Impact on Negotiations & Decision-Making,” ADR, LLC (2020)
  • Moderator, “Judicial Perspectives on Mediation,” KBA (2019)
  • Presenter, “Navigating Mediation in the District of Kansas,” ADR, LLC (2019)
  • Panelist, “Tips for Practicing in Federal Court,” KCMBA (2017)
  • Panelist, “Nuts & Bolts of Summary Judgment Practice,” KCMBA (2017)
  • Presenter, “What’s Trending in D. Kan.,” KCMBA (2016)
  • Moderator, “Proposed Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” KCMBA (2015)
  • Moderator, “What It Takes to Be Local in D. Kan.,” KCMBA (2015)

Bar Leadership

  • U.S. District Court, D. Kan., Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel (2022-present)
  • U.S. District Court, D. Kan., Bench-Bar Committee (2022-present)
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Board Member (2018-present); President (2022)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Board Member (2023)
  • KCMBA Federal Courts Advocates Section, Board Member (2014-present); President (2023)
  • Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court, Board Member (2015-present); Treasurer (2020-present)
  • KBA Employment Section, Board Member (2022-present); President (2023)
  • KBA ADR Section, Secretary-Treasurer (2018-2021)
  • Kansas Legal Services, Inc., Board Member (2018 to present); President (2022)
  • Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City, Membership Co-Chair (2014-15)
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association

Bar Admissions

  • State of Missouri (1991)
  • State of Kansas (1992)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri (1991)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas (1992)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (1994)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1995)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1996)


Expedited Arbitration:  A Practical Approach to Resolving Disputes by Angela Gupta, December 2023 Click Here for Printable PDF version































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