Ketchum named Chair of USLAW NETWORK


Amanda P. Ketchum of Dysart Taylor in Kansas City, Missouri, has been named Chair of USLAW NETWORK for 2022-23. Ketchum succeeds Rodney L. Umberger of Williams Kastner in Seattle, Washington. The leadership change occurred at USLAW NETWORK’s fall member meeting in Austin, Texas.

“I am thrilled to begin serving as Chair in the year ahead,” said Ketchum. “As I follow in the footsteps of previous USLAW leaders, I look forward to continuing the momentum that Rod (Umberger) most recently and other past USLAW Chairs have inspired around exceptional client service, innovative and accessible legal programming and important business development and networking opportunities across the NETWORK. As we expand our available resources and reach to support our clients and their legal needs, we remain focused on our client-first vision, both locally and globally. We look forward to continuing to develop our close client relationships and acting as a trusted resource when the need arises.”

Ketchum has served on the USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors since 2017, most recently serving as vice chair in 2021-22 and secretary/treasurer from 2019-2021. She also served on the USLAW NETWORK’s Managing Directors Steering Committee from 2016-2018 and is a member of the USLAW NETWORK Diversity Council.

About Mandy Ketchum

  • Mandy Ketchum’s practice at Dysart Taylor focuses on personal injury defense, professional liability, and transportation matters.
  • She served as Dysart Taylor’s managing director from 2015 through 2021.
  • She sits on the Missouri Bar Board of Governors and was appointed by the Bar’s president to serve on the Special Committee on Lawyers of Color.
  • She is a disciplinary hearing officer via an appointment from the Missouri Supreme Court and serves as the secretary of the Association for Women Lawyers Foundation.
  • She is the secretary of Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance, which benefits Operation Breakthrough, and is a founding member of the Visitation Racial Justice Committee, serving as its chair of Communications.
  • She is a past president of the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, has been named to Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal each year since 2009, and is a Top 100 Super Lawyer in Missouri and Kansas.

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