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SouthLaw, P.C.

Practicing in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa

Intelligent Direction: Skillfully Executed

SouthLaw, P.C. is recognized as a national leader in default service representation to loan servicers.  The Firm consistently evaluates its performance, capabilities and business goals in order to best support client needs.  The Firm makes a significant investment in its people, processes and technology.

Attorney Bios

Michael L. Zevitz, Esquire

Mike joined the firm in July 1993 and is a Shareholder and Managing Attorney for the Judicial Foreclosure Department in the corporate office located in Overland Park, Kansas. He is currently admitted to practice law in Missouri and Kansas. He obtained his B.A. in Economics from the University of Kansas in 1987. He obtained his law degree from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1990.

Mike has concentrated his practice of law in the areas of real estate finance and mortgage foreclosure since 1993. He is a noted speaker at various industry conferences and an author in regional and national publications. Mike was recognized as a “Best Lawyer in Kansas City” for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law in Ingram’s magazine in 2010-2012.

Education
B.A. University of Kansas, 1987
J.D. Creighton University, 1990

Professional Memberships
Johnson County Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
The Missouri Bar

Accomplishments
USFN Board of Directors, 2001-Present, President 2014-2016
USFN Technology Committee, 1996-Present
USFN Member of the Year, 2013
USFN Committee Chair of the Year, 2002

Daniel A. West, Esquire

Dan joined the firm in May 2000 and is a Shareholder and Managing Attorney over the St. Louis, Missouri operation. He is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and the Federal District of Kansas. He obtained his B.A. in Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1994. He obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997.

Dan has concentrated his practice of law representing secured creditors in bankruptcy and related litigation, primarily in the Eastern District of Missouri since 1997. He is a noted speaker at various industry conferences and an author in regional and national publications.

Education
B.A. University of Missouri, 1994
J.D. University of Missouri, 1997

Professional Memberships
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Missouri Bar
American Bar Association

Accomplishments
USFN Bankruptcy Committee, 2007-Present, Chairman, 2011-2012
Court appointed Eastern District Local Rules Committee, 2008-2010
Chairman of the Bar Association Metropolitan St. Louis Bankruptcy CLE Committee, 2006

Douglas A. Hick, Esquire

Doug joined the Firm in March 1998 and is a Shareholder and Managing Attorney for the Non-Judicial Foreclosure Department in the corporate office in Overland Park, KS. He is currently licensed to practice in both state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas. He obtained his B.S.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1986.  He obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1993.

Doug has concentrated his practice of law representing secured creditors in the areas of real estate finance and mortgage foreclosure. He is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences and noted author in regional and national publications. Prior to obtaining his law degree, Doug spent four years with a residential loan servicing company where he gained an in depth knowledge of loan servicing and acquisition.

Education
B.S.B.A. University of Missouri, 1986
J.D. University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1993

Professional Memberships
The Missouri Bar
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Accomplishments
USFN Education Committee Member, 2006-Present

Mark L. Mellor, Esquire

Mark joined the Firm in September 2005 and is a Shareholder and Managing Attorney over the Wichita, Kansas Operation. He is currently admitted to practice law in Kansas and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. He obtained his B.A. in Sociology from Wichita State University in 1976.  He obtained his law degree from Washburn University, School of Law in 1979.

Mark has concentrated his practice of creditor rights law since graduating law school in 1979, representing creditors before Kansas Supreme Court, Kansas Court of Appeals, Kansas District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas including, foreclosure of real estate secured loans, auto loans, commercial leases and credit card collections.

 Education
B.A. Wichita State University, 1976
J.D. Washburn University, 1979

Professional Memberships
Kansas Bar Association
Wichita Bar Association
Wichita Lawyers Club
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

Accomplishments
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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