Heather F.

Heather began her practice handling a complicated civil R.I.C.O. case on behalf of Owens Corning, and transitioned into construction and surety law where she has primarily focused her practice ever since. Having an undergraduate degree in business and being married to a fourth generation local business owner, Heather brings a unique perspective to the practice of construction and surety law. When she is not vigorously asserting and defending claims on behalf of clients, Heather enjoys world-wide travel, biking and hiking with her family.


B.S., Business, University of Colorado (Boulder)

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Honors & Awards

Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Construction Law (2013-2017)

Selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2009-2016)

Selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers – Top 50 Women Edition (2010-2011, 2013-2014, 2016)

Named in the Top 50 attorneys – Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2016)

Named in the Top 100 attorneys – Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2014, 2016)

Selected for inclusion in Women Leaders in the Law™ – Fortune Magazine (2015)

Best Lawyers Business Edition (2015) – Construction Law

Counselor, Executive Committee for The Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court, which was awarded Excellence Bronze Designation (2013-2014)

Selected to receive the Top 30 Most Influential Women Award – Kansas City Business Magazine (2013)

Top 50 Women Attorneys in Missouri & Kansas – KC Magazine (2010-2011, 2013-2014)

Best of the Bar – Kansas City Business Journal (2011)

Madison Who’s Who – Affiliated Member (2010)

Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals Throughout the World (2010)

Selected for inclusion in Missouri Super Lawyers-Corporate Counsel Edition (Construction Litigation) (2009)

Selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition (2008)

Up & Coming Lawyer – Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2007)

Who’s Who – National Registry, Lifetime Member (2001)

Executive Editor – Loyola Consumer Law Reporter (1995-1996)

Chief Lead Articles Editor – Loyola Consumer Law Reporter (1994-1995)

Senior Member – Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (1995- 1996)

Judicial Extern, The Honorable Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Spring 1995-Fall 1995)

Bar Admissions & Professional Associations




U.S. District Court – District of Kansas

U.S. District Court – Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court – Western District of Missouri

American Bar Association (Fidelity and Surety Law Committee)

American Subcontractors Association (Greater Kansas City Chapter)

Douglas County, Kansas Bar Association

Defense Research Institute Steering Committee, Fidelity and Surety Committee (2015-present)

Defense Research Institute Construction Law Committee; Executive Committee; Fidelity and Surety Law Committee)

Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association

Judge Hugh Means American Inns of Court (Vice President 2016-2017)

Kansas Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Member, Federal Courts Advocate Section)

National Association of Women in Construction, Kansas City, Missouri Chapter (Former Member and Past Executive Board Member)

The Central Exchange

The Missouri Bar (Member, Construction Law Committee)

Seminars & Publications

Navigating Surety Claims on a Federal Project, For the Defense, March 2014, at 48.

DRI Fidelity and Surety Roundtable Presenter in Chicago, Illinois, “Surety Takeover: Options in the Face of Default”, May 16, 2014.

Construction Estimating Academy Presenter, 2010-2014. The Builders’ Association.

General Construction Contracts with Delegated or Shared Design, in Shared Design 7-1 to 7-38 (Michael T. Callahan, ed., 2011).

“How to Series: Mechanic’s Liens.” Presenter Missouri Bar Association Continuing Legal Education.

“Suretyship Update Seminar.” Presenter Missouri Bar Association Continuing Legal Education.

“Advanced Mechanic’s Liens.” Presenter The Builders’ Association.

“Bonding and Surety Law.” Presenter The Builders’ Association.

“Collecting Your Money.” Presenter The Builders’ Association.

“The Nuts and Bolts of Building Green.” Presenter The Builders’ Association.

“Construction Conflict Management.” Commercial Journal-Kansas City (February/March, 2007).

Heather F. Shore, Design-Build on Government Projects, in The Architect’s Guide to Design-Build Services 213-230 (G. William Quatman, II, ed., 2003).

Various articles in The Law Corner for American Subcontractors Association (Greater Kansas City Chapter) .

Representative Cases

Obtained summary judgment after lengthy briefing and two days of oral argument on Kansas Consumer Protection Act claim. (Ayers v. Price Residential, Inc., Johnson County District Court, Case No. 05CV6934)

Westfield Insurance Company v. Harvest Construction Gen. Contracting, Inc., Mabe Brothers, LLC, et al., Johnson County, Kansas. Obtained $2,500,000 judgment and completed the most comprehensive collections proceedings in Johnson County history.

FGI Glass Contracting, Inc. v. Walton Construction Co., Inc., America Arbitration Association. Heather assisted with obtaining a $5,200,000 arbitration award against Walton Construction Co., Inc., on behalf of FGI Glass Contracting, Inc. in connection with the construction of the Kansas City International Airport.

Elizabeth A. Ray & David L. Ray v. Bainbridge, Inc. – Douglas County District Court, Colorado. Obtained a $2,900,000 verdict for clients on construction defects and Colorado Consumer Protection Act claims.