Fred Wickham has practiced union side labor law in Kansas City since 1990. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1988 and served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri before entering private practice. He handles a wide range of matters for union clients including negotiating collective bargaining agreements, representing unions in arbitration, mediation, state and federal litigation, National Labor Relations Board proceedings and providing advice to union clients on a variety of matters. He is admitted to practice in Missouri state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He presently serves as a member of the Kansas City Jobs With Justice Workers’ Rights Board. He also handles bankruptcy matters for union members and their families.
Brian Wood graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law as a member of the Order of the Bench and Robe in 1992. He has practiced in the area of labor and employment law since then, representing public and private sector labor unions as well as joint labor-management benefit funds operating under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He is experienced in mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings and appeals, appellate argument, workers’ compensation, National Labor Relations Board matters, and collective bargaining negotiations. He currently teaches Employment Law at Park University. He is admitted to practice in Missouri state courts, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. In addition, he handles workers’ compensation matters for union members and their families.
Brian Noland dedicates his practice to the representation of workers, workers’ rights, unions, and injured people. In particular, Brian devotes his practice to labor law, employment non-discrimination suits, workplace harassment claims, personal injury litigation, consumer protection, and landlord-tenant disputes. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri—Kansas City in 2014. Outside of the legal profession, Brian serves as a Commissioner on and Secretary for Kansas City’s Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) and as the Chairman of PIEA’s Affirmative Action Subcommittee, and a Member of Jobs with Justice’s Workers Rights Board, after having served for a number of years on the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Free Health Clinic. Brian spends time volunteering as a CASA-Court Appoint Special Advocate for Children and for the Workers’ Organizing Committee, 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, Showing Up for Racial Justice-Kansas City (SURJ-KC), and numerous other political campaigns and causes. Brian serves as an attorney of counsel at Wickham & Wood, LLC and maintains his own practice, James & Noland, LLC.