A native of Kansas City, Missouri, John received his B.A. in Political Science and English, graduating with distinction in 1975 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 1978, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the same university. Following graduation from law school, John became an associate in the firm of McKenzie, Williams, Merrick, Beamer & Wells. During his association with that firm, he devoted his practice to civil litigation and Workers’ Compensation defense. In 1983, John and several of his colleagues formed the firm of Merrick, Baker, Fox, Hufft & Strauss. As a partner in that firm, he was involved in the practice of civil litigation with an emphasis in Workers’ Compensation defense. In 1993, he formed the firm of Fox Stretz & Quinn, P.C. a firm exclusively dedicated to Workers’ Compensation litigation.
In 2016, John founded the firm of FOX & GARY, LLC, practicing exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense. For the past 25 consecutive years, John has been awarded the AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest worldwide rating given to attorneys, signifying that his legal abilities are of the very highest, preeminent standards and that his professional ethics are unquestioned, having been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by that organization. John has also been recognized by The American Registry as being in the Top 1% of American Professionals. He has been an active lecturer and author on the topic of Workers’ Compensation law. John is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Kansas. John is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Kansas.
John exclusively practices in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense. John may be reached at email@example.com and at (816) 895-8702.
Benjamin R Gary
Ben, originally from New Jersey, grew up in Coral Springs, Florida. He attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. After completing his undergraduate degree, Ben worked as a Workers’ Compensation claims adjuster for Travelers Insurance Company. Ben continued to work full-time and took a position with Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company so that he could attend law school. He attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School while continuing to work his full-time position adjusting workers’ compensation claims. Following completion of his Juris Doctorate in 2010, Ben relocated to Kansas City and continued his work as an adjuster exclusively handling workers’ compensation claims for Zurich Insurance Company. During his nine years as an adjuster, Ben handled claims in 20 different jurisdictions throughout the United States. Ben joined the firm of Fox, Stretz & Quinn, P.C. in 2013 in an Of Counsel role. Along with practicing in the area of Workers’ Compensation defense, Ben also has experience handling various civil and criminal litigation matters. Ben is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Kansas.
Ben exclusively practices in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense. Ben may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at (816) 895-8705.
Daniel K Luebbering
Dan grew up near St. Thomas, Missouri. In 1997, he obtained a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to entering law school in 2002, Dan worked for 5 years as a budget analyst for the State of Missouri. Dan earned his J.D. from Drake University. While studying law at Drake, Dan served as the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, President of the Federalist Society and was a member of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. Dan also clerked for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and served as a research assistant to Professor Jerry Anderson. After graduating from Law School in 2005, Dan worked for Andereck, Evans, Milne, Peace & Widger in Jefferson City, practicing in insurance defense and general civil litigation.
In his first year of practice, Dan became the first attorney to successfully argue that Missouri Workers’ Compensation subrogation claims arise out of Missouri Work Comp statutes and therefore are not removable to Federal Court under 28 U.S.C. § 1445(c). Dan moved to Kansas City in 2007 and worked as a solo practitioner in general litigation matters. He became Of Counsel to Fox Stretz & Quinn, P.C. from 2009 to March 2016, where he practiced in the field of Workers’ Compensation. Dan is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Kansas.
Dan exclusively practices in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense. Dan may be reached at email@example.com and at (816) 895-8704.
Garrett grew up in Topeka, Kansas. He attended Kansas State University where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas with a focus on business and commercial law. Following graduation, Garrett was selected to serve as the law clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Berger in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas. After completing his clerkship, he moved to St. Louis where he worked for the law firm Millsap & Singer LLC and represented national mortgage lenders and servicers in state court litigation and federal bankruptcy proceedings. Garrett moved back to the Kansas City area in 2016 where he continued to represent mortgage lenders at the firm Shapiro & Kreisman. Garrett is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Kansas.
Garrett exclusively practices in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense. Garrett may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at (816) 895-8711.
Chris was born and raised in the Kansas City area. He received his B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Business from the University of Kansas. He received his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in 2014. While studying law at Washburn, Chris served as a member of numerous national competition trial teams and served in the law clinic where he assisted underprivileged members of the community with their legal needs and was inducted into Order of Barristers legal honors society.
Following graduation, Chris worked for the State of Kansas in both the Department of Revenue – Motor Vehicle Division, and for the Kansas Attorney General’s office in civil litigation. In 2017, Chris went into private practice where he began to specialize in Real Estate Litigation and Worker’s Compensation defense litigation. Chris has argued and briefed cases before the Division of Workers’ Compensation, State and Federal Trial Courts, and appellate cases before the State Appellate and the 10th Circuit Federal Appeals courts. He is a Board member of the Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court in Prairie Village, KS. Chris is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Kansas.
Chris practices exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation Defense. Chris may be reached at email@example.com and at (816)895-8703.
Gara was born and raised in South Florida. She attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. After completing her undergraduate degree, Gara attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Following completion of her Juris Doctorate, Gara relocated to Kansas City and spent three years handling employment discrimination cases. In 2013, Gara started working at the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office as an Assistant Public Defender litigating hundreds of cases until she joined Fox & Gary in 2020. Gara is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Kansas and Michigan.
Gara practices exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense. Gara may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at 816-895-8710.
Ashley was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but grew up in the Kansas City area. She received her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History from Rockhurst University. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2017. While in law school, Ashley studied abroad in Beijing, China, served as a member of numerous student organizations and served on the committee for VITA, where she assisted underprivileged members of the community in the preparation of their taxes.
Ashley has dedicated her legal career to Employment Litigation. After graduation, Ashley practiced in the area of Employment Discrimination and other labor issues. During her time handling these matters, Ashley assisted in two Federal jury trials with favorable verdicts for her clients. In 2018, Ashley began to specialize in Worker’s Compensation defense litigation and has done so ever since. Ashley has argued cases before the Division of Workers’ Compensation in both Missouri and Kansas, as well as briefed cases to the Kansas Board of Appeals, Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and Missouri Court of Appeals. Ashley is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas.
Ashley exclusively practices in the field of Workers’ Compensation Defense. Ashley may be reached at email@example.com and at (816)895-8713.
In 1992, Tamie received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1998. Following graduation, she worked at the Environmental Protection Agency in the office of Regional Counsel. In 2000, she worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Justine Del Muro at the Jackson County Circuit Courthouse. In 2002, she worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri in the Labor Division, exclusively defending State agencies and representing the Missouri State Treasurer in Workers’ Compensation cases against the Second Injury Fund. In 2004, Tamie worked as an associate with the law firm of Mark & Burkhead, practicing exclusively in Workers’ Compensation matters. From 2007 to March 2016, Tamie was Of Counsel to Fox Stretz & Quinn, P.C., practicing exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense. Tamie is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Kansas.
Tamie practices exclusively in the field of Workers’ Compensation defense. Tamie may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at (816) 895-8706