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Mischa Epps

Executive Director

The Missouri Bar


Epps is a former partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Kansas City, where she practiced for more than 20 years representing privately held businesses and public corporations in corporate transactions and counseling nonprofit clients on operations, tax and corporate governance issues. While there, she was a founding member and past chair of the firm’s diversity committee and provided leadership in several bar organizations including the Jackson County Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Epps also has a long history of volunteering for community and service groups, including as legal counsel to a police board and serving on the board of Legal Aid of Western Missouri. She has been recognized for her service many times, including the Missouri Lawyers Media Mentor of the Year Award and Women’s Justice Award, the Jackson County Bar Association’s Judge Lewis W. Clymer Award, and the William G. Zimmerman Pro Bono Award.

Epps earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and her JD from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.