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Richard D. Winders

Bolivar, Missouri

Phone: (417) 326-4529
Fax: (417) 326-8531
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Richard D. Winders was born September 3, 1971 in West Berlin, Germany. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1999. Mr. Winders attended Creighton University School of Law and earned his juris doctorate, cum laude, in 2002.

During law school, he was an associate staff member of the Creighton Law Review. His casenote, Building on the Establishment Clause: Government Conduit Financing of Construction Projects at Religiously Affiliated Schools in Johnson v. Economic Development Corp., was published in the June 2002 edition of the Creighton Law Review. Mr. Winders was a recipient of the 2001 Nebraska State Bar Foundation Silver Quill Award for excellence in legal writing. Mr. Winders was first place in the 2000 Creighton International Law Moot Court Competition and member of the Creighton national moot court team and International Moot Court Board.

While at Creighton, Mr. Winders worked as a law clerk with a prominent Omaha, Nebraska litigation and general civil practice firm. During his senior year at Creighton, he performed an internship with the Internal Revenue Service's Small Business/Self-Employed division and was a legal writing associate in the Creighton Legal Writing Center.

Mr. Winders is a member of the Missouri Bar and is admitted to practice before United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. His practice areas include business planning and transactions, complex insurance litigation, domestic relations, estate planning, probate and fiduciary litigation and general trial practice.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2002
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Missouri, 2002


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Law Review: Creighton Law Review, General Staff, 2001 - 2002

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
    Major: Administration of Justice

Published Works

  • Building on the Establishment Clause, 35 Creighton Law Rev. 1151-1214, June, No 4, 2002

Representative Cases


  • Sigma Chi

Birth Information

  • 1971, West Berlin, Germany