W. Perry Brandt ’77 (BA’74) assumed leadership of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in an inaugural ceremony proceeding the KCMBA’s 129th annual meeting on December 6. He received the gavel from outgoing KCMBA President Rod Richardson.
Brandt is a partner with Bryan Cave, where he serves as lead trial counsel in complex business and commercial litigation cases, including multi-district litigation. Since joining the firm in 1977, he has tried more than 50 cases in state and federal courts across the nation.
Long active in the Kansas City legal community, Brandt has previously held many leadership positions within KCMBA, including serving its executive committee since 2010 as well as service on the organization’s board of directors and frequent service as a committee member and chair. He received the KCMBA President’s Award in 2009.
“KCMBA provides numerous benefits to all of the lawyers in the metropolitan area,” said Brandt. “We are member-focused and strive to provide the best value possible to our members and to all the lawyers and judges in the area. We look forward to a great year, and hope we can engender enthusiasm and encourage our members and the entire legal community to be involved.”
Brandt currently serves on the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association board of directors as well as on the board of directors for Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. He recently completed a two-year term as president of DeLaSalle Education Center and continues to serve on its board.