Robert J. Wise, Attorney at Law

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Robert J. Wise graduated from the University of Missouri—Columbia Law School in 1975 and has been a member of the Missouri Bar since that time. He primarily represents property owners and managers.

Member of Bar Law Committees

His previous activities in the Bar include being chair of the Associate Division Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) and a member of the KCMBA and Missouri Bar committees on civil law and procedure.

Frequent Speaker for Legal Seminars

He has been the speaker at continuing legal education classes sponsored by the Missouri Bar, the KCMBA, and other groups. He is a frequent speaker to property owners and attorneys on landlord-tenant law, collections, Fair Housing, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and related areas. In 1997 he was a member of the Property Management and Tenant Relations Task Force of the Missouri Housing Development Commission.

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Negotiated a House Bill through Legislature

In 1997, he wrote part of House Bill 361 and was directly involved in negotiating and promoting it through the legislature. This bill contained the first major changes in Missouri landlord-tenant law since 1939 and included new provisions for expediting evictions involving illegal drug activities.

Appointed to Court Legal Committees

He has been on the Associate Circuit Court Committee and on the Circuit Court Advisory Committee by appointment of the presiding judge of the Jackson County Circuit Court.

Executive of a Property Management Association

From 1999 to 2002, he was the full-time executive vice president and general counsel of the Missouri Apartment Association. His duties included legal, educational, and legislative activities. He was editor of the Missouri Apartment Association's "Redbook" and drafted the MAA standard Missouri lease and other related forms. He is now the author of his own book, the "Missouri Landlord-Tenant Guide, 2003."

Member of Missouri Leadership Council

He is presently a member of the Missouri Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business and the Executive Director of Mid-America Crime Free, Inc.

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