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Harold L. Lowenstein

Adjunct Faculty
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Harold Lowenstein, of counsel in Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation group, previously served as a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. He was the last appeals judge in Missouri to be appointed by Gov. Kit Bond and was one of the longest serving appellate court judges in the state.

Much of Lowenstein’s time is spent preparing for trials and appeals. He has been an appointed Special Discovery Master in Jackson Country Circuit Court, streamlining litigation in which discovery battles are particularly contentious. He has also been designated as a guardian ad litem, representing the interests of impaired persons involved in a court proceeding.

A qualified mediator and arbitrator, Lowenstein helps clients reach creative solutions to legal matters. 

Courses Taught:
  • Special Topics: Jury Selection


Representative Publications

"Redevelopment Condemnations: A Blight or a Blessing Upon the Land?" Missouri Law Review (2009); "Frivolous Appeals, Not Frivolously Granted: A Practical Analysis," University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review (1992)


J.D. 1965, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law; B.A. 1961, University of Missouri-Columbia




The Missouri Bar, American Bar Association (Litigation Section); Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; Downtown Kansas City Rotary Club (Community Service Committee), Salvation Army (Advisory Board), Whatsoever Community Center (Advisory Board), Missouri Division of Youth Services (Advisory Board), Operation Breakthrough, Juvenile Justice Advisory Group of Missouri

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