Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC
Angela Gupta is a Mediator and Arbitrator with Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC in Kansas City. With over 30 years of legal experience, Angela is a quick study of complex legal and factual issues and has a strong ability to connect with and understand the perspectives of all of all parties to a dispute. Since 2019, Angela has devoted her practice exclusively to the neutral roles of mediator, arbitrator, fact-finder, and special master.
For over 20 years, Angela worked closely with federal judges in the District of Kansas to help resolve numerous cases involving a wide range of federal and state laws including employment discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and non-compete; consumer protection; civil rights; breach of contract; fraud and misrepresentation; insurance coverage; intellectual property; negligence; personal injury; product liability; professional malpractice; and many more tort and business disputes. In this capacity, Angela assisted with over 100 jury and bench trials and drafted over 1,000 rulings on summary judgment, discovery, procedural, and evidentiary matters. Through her work at the Court, Angela developed extensive experience in judicial decision making at all stages of litigation, including significant rulings in class action and MDL proceedings.
Previously, Angela represented individuals, corporations, and the federal government in civil litigation practice with two major Kansas City law firms and in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas. Her experience included handling employment, commercial, and bankruptcy matters through all stages of litigation including first-chair and second-chair trial work, court hearings, all aspects of discovery including depositions and expert witnesses, pleadings, motions practice, mediation, and settlement negotiations.
Angela is an Approved Mediator in the U.S. District Courts for the District of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri, and in the States of Kansas and Missouri. Angela also serves as an Arbitrator and Mediator on the commercial, employment and consumer panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and as an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Additionally, Angela currently serves on a special master legal team in the Opioid MDL pending in the Northern District of Ohio federal court. Angela is a frequent speaker on ADR topics and an active leader in numerous bar associations.