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Jean Maneke

Attorney at The Maneke Law Group, L.C.
Kansas City, Missouri
Jean Maneke is Owner of The Maneke Law Group, L.C. Her practice involves representing media entities as large as Time Magazine and as small as rural Missouri villages and third-class cities, as well as fire districts and levee districts in northwest Missouri. She was named in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Jean has served as counsel to the Missouri Press Association since 1991. She works closely with legislators in Jefferson City on drafting changes to the law.

About Me

What have you written, co-written, or published within your profession?
I am the author of many of the changes to Missouri’s Sunshine Law (The Open Meetings/Open Records Law) since the 1990s and is also a frequent lecturer on this topic.
What are some recognizable representative clients?
I have counseled newspapers, magazines, broadcasters, book publishers, web site designers, authors, photographers, film and video producers, and recording artists both in Kansas City and across the country in the areas of libel, privacy, and copyright issues.


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Association Position
Association of Women Lawyers (Kansas City, Mo.) Member
The Missouri Bar Member
American Bar Association Member


School Degree Graduation Year
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law J.D.
Missouri State University B.A.

Contact Information

The Maneke Law Group, L.C.

420 Nichols Rd Ste 200
Kansas City, MO 64112