William J.
DeBauche

Bill DeBauche joined Brown & Ruprecht in 1984 and has been a member of the Construction Law and Litigation sections since then. Bill is a frequent speaker on construction educational topics and also writes articles on construction law issues for Modern Builder magazine and other trade publications.

Education


B.A., University of Wisconsin, graduated with honors

J.D., University of Michigan Law School

Honors & Awards


Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation – Construction (2011-2017)

Selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2005-2016)

Selected as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation by American Lawyer Media – The American Lawyer (May, 2014)

Selected as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in Construction by American Lawyer Media – The American Lawyer (2012, 2014, 2016)

Best Lawyers in Kansas City – Construction/Surety Law – Ingram’s Magazine (2011-2012)

First-Tier Ranking, Best Law Firms, Construction Law and Construction Litigation, U.S. News & World Report (2010-2012)

Selected for inclusion in Missouri Best Lawyers (2012)

Outstanding Lawyers of America

Adjunct Professor, Construction Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (1994-Present)

Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (Construction Industry Panelist)

Civil-Litigation Mediator under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17, certified by the Missouri Bar

Bar Admissions & Professional Associations


Missouri

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court – District of Kansas

U.S. District Court – Western District of Missouri

U.S. Supreme Court

Adjunct Professor, Construction Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (1994-Present)

Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (Construction Industry Panelist)

Civil Litigation Mediator under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17, Certified by The Missouri Bar

Member, Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association

Member, Construction Law Committee, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Member, Construction Law Committee, The Missouri Bar

Seminars & Publications


Bill is a frequent speaker on construction educational topics and also writes articles on construction law issues for the Modern Builder magazine and other trade publications.