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Louis J. Wade

Attorney at McDowell, Rice, Smith, & Buchanan, P.C.
Kansas City, Missouri
Louis Wade is a Shareholder with McDowell, Rice, Smith, & Buchanan, P.C. He has over 30 years of experience handling creditors’ rights and bankruptcy matters for creditors . He has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy every year since 2005.
Louis is a Frequent speaker at seminars addressing collection law issues involving FDCPA, TCPA, KCPA and related laws. He Frequently defends lawyers and collection agencies in lawsuits alleging violations of FDCPA, TCPA, KCPA and related laws. He hold a J.D. degree, University of Missouri at Kansas; B.A. degree, University of Iowa.

About Me

What is your area of expertise?
I help my clients obtain payment for what they do, practicing primarily in areas involving creditors' rights, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and collection. I also provides advice and defenses for lawyers and collection agencies in cases alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. I provide legal services to small, mid-sized, and large businesses as well as to individuals.
How does your service stand out?
I assist in dischargeability litigation, motions to lift stay, objections to confirmation, preference litigation, director and officer litigation, accounts receivable litigation for bankruptcy estates, and defense of contempt motions for discharge and stay violations; pursues collection of commercial accounts (e.g., open account sales of goods and services involving building supplies, agricultural products, computer services, auto parts, legal services, and virtually any other product or service) and retail accounts (e.g., credit cards and student loans). By use of trained staff and a sophisticated software system, I efficiently and effectively pursues legal remedies on behalf of creditors.


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Association Position
American Collectors' Association Member
Collection Attorney and Arbitration Service Association Member
American Bankruptcy Institute Member
Creditors' Rights and Asset Protection Association Former Chair
Commercial Law League of America (Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy & Insolvency Sections) Member


School Degree Graduation Year
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law J.D. 1980
University of Iowa B.S.

Contact Information

McDowell, Rice, Smith, & Buchanan, P.C.

605 W 47th St STE 350
Kansas City, MO 64112