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Angela D. Gupta

With over 28 years of legal experience, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge to her work as a neutral.  Most recently, Angela spent 20 years working closely with federal judges in the District of Kansas to help resolve thousands of cases involving a wide range of federal and state laws.  In this capacity, Angela was at the forefront of judicial decision-making at nearly every stage in the court process including hundreds of court hearings and trials.  Angela also currently provides legal analysis and decision-making expertise on a Special Master legal team regarding summary judgment, evidentiary, and trial-related matters in the Opioid MDL Litigation in the Northern District of Ohio. 
Previously, Angela served as an Assistant United States Attorney, advocating on behalf of the United States, federal agencies, and federal employees in matters involving employment, civil rights, labor, personal injury, debt collection, tax, bankruptcy, and foreclosure matters under federal and state law.  Additionally, in private practice, Angela litigated on behalf of corporations and individuals regarding employment, commercial, and bankruptcy disputes.  Her experience included first and second chair trial work, court hearings, all aspects of discovery including depositions and expert witnesses, pleadings, motions practice, mediation, and settlement negotiations.
Angela is an Approved Mediator in the State of Kansas and has completed additional training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution’s Mediating the Litigated Case program at Pepperdine Law School.  Angela frequently speaks on mediation topics in legal and mediation education classes and serves as a mediation coach for attorneys and professionals in training at Johnson County Community College.  Additionally, Angela is active in several local bar organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for Kansas Legal Services, Inc.   

To schedule a mediation with Angela, please call 785-357-1800 and asked for Dawn


Areas of Focus:

  • Employment, including wrongful termination, non-compete, discrimination, retaliation, and wage claims 
  • Business/Commercial/Breach of Contract
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Consumer Protection
  • Class Action/MDL/Mass Tort
  • Civil Rights
  • Negligence
  • Independent Investigations
  • Special Master

Legal Experience:

  • Special Master David R. Cohen, Cleveland, Ohio
    Legal Team for Opioid MDL in Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
    Chambers Attorney to Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil 
  • United States Attorney’s Office, District of Kansas
    Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division 
  • Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, Kansas City, Missouri
    Associate, Employment, Commercial, and Bankruptcy Litigation 
  • Lathrop & Norquist, Kansas City, Missouri
    Associate, Business and Bankruptcy Litigation

Education and Credentials:

  • Mediator, Approved through Kansas Supreme Court (2013)
  • Attorney, Licensed in Missouri (1991) and Kansas (1992)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case (2019) 
  • Johnson County Community College, Civil Mediation Training (2013); Principles of Core Mediation: How to Settle Disputes (2013) 
  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D. (1991) 


  • Kansas Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Federal Courts Advocates Section, Board of Directors 
  • Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court, Board of Directors, Secretary  
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • Kansas Bar Association, ADR Section Leadership
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Heartland Mediators Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association  
Angela D. Gupta
Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC
866-357-2800 (o)
913-558-6963 (c)

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Topeka Office
212 S.W. 8th Ave., Suite 207
Topeka, KS 66603
785-357-0002 (fax)
Kansas City Office
1600 Genessee, Suite 838
Kansas City, MO 64102
(816) 531-1001
(816) 531-1221 (fax)