November 10, 2022
White, Graham, Buckley & Carr is pleased to announce that partner Gene Graham was named a Pro Bono Champion by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) in the November edition of the KC Counselor.
As part of the KCMBA’s Project Pro Bono and the Volunteer Attorney Project (VAP), Graham was selected by Hon. Dale Youngs for assisting an elderly woman who was scammed by a vehicle repair shop. Graham filed suit against the shop — which billed the client more than $600 without making the necessary fixes — for negligence, negligent misrepresentation, and more. Ultimately, with Graham’s assistance, the woman received a full refund.
“I am humbled by the nomination from Judge Youngs,” Graham told the KC Counselor. “I can honestly say that I truly look forward to VAP appointments in consumer cases. When he graduated from law school, my father frequently handled pro bono cases because he felt strongly that the legal profession had a duty to volunteer to help the poor.
“Providing legal services to the less fortunate in our society always leaves me feeling that I have done something to help those most in need of a lawyer. Isn’t that why we all went to law school in the first place?”
Graham focuses his practice in a number of areas, including employment discrimination and sexual harassment, personal injury and consumer fraud and class actions. He is a regular guest lecturer to the KCMBA and The Missouri Bar, including last month for a KCMBA Labor & Employment webinar.