Thomas Brous

Adjunct Faculty
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Thomas Brous is a partner at the Kansas City-based law firm Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP. He serves as chair of the firm’s Employee Benefits Group and practices primarily in the areas of qualified pension and profit sharing plans and exempt organizations. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and an honor graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as an assistant editor of the Michigan Law Review. In addition, Tom served on active duty with the U.S. Army for four years as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Tom is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in America and Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine. Along with his faculty duties, Tom is affiliated with numerous professional and community organizations, such as, Kansas City Public Library Foundation, Divinity School Visiting Committee University of Chicago, Kansas City Repertory Theater, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, Missouri Bar Association and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Courses Taught:
  • Executive Compensation
  • Pension and Employee Benefits Law

Education

J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan, 1968; B.S., Northwestern, 1965.

Teaching

Executive Compensation and Pension and Employee Benefits Law

Admitted

Missouri, 1968, U.S. Supreme Court, 1971, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1968

Career History

U.S. Army, 1968-1972; Watson, Ess, Marshall and Enggas, 1972-1996; Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, since 1996.

Selected Publications

Chapter 10, “Planning Employee Benefits,” Missouri Specialized Business Entities, MO Bar 2006. Editor for Employee Benefits, MO Bar Courts Bulletin.

 

 

 

 

 

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