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John Rollins

Paul Kavanaugh

Outside of their practice of law, John and Paul are both avid travelers and are actively involved in supporting not just their local community but also the areas to where they have traveled.  Locally, John is a former Chairman of the KCMBA Solo/Small Firm Committee and was recently honored with the 2011 KCMBA Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Lawyer of Distinction Award.  He has been instrumental in the development of the UMKC School of Law’s Solo/Small Firm Incubator Program and sits on the Incubator Admissions Committee.  He also chairs the UMKC Law Foundation Solo/Small Firm Committee which is responsible for raising money and obtaining sponsorships for UMKC School of Law students to attend the annual Missouri Bar Solo/Small Firm Conference.
John became a member of the Galapagos Conservancy after a trip to the Galapagos Islands in 2007.  The Galapagos Conservancy was formed to advance and support the conservation of the unique biodiversity and ecosystems of the Galapagos Archipelago through directed research, informed public policy and building a sustainable society.  A trip to Uganda and Rwanda in 2008 to see and photograph critically endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys led to John’s support of the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s conservation efforts.

Paul has given back both locally and globally through the charitable foundation he established with his wife Debbie.  The Kavanaugh Charitable Trust has fully endowed need-based scholarships at Westminster College, the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, and the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy.  Paul also serves on Westminster College’s Board of Trustees. Paul was honored with Westminster’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2008.

On a global scale, Paul and Debbie built, from the ground up, a fully funded middle school in Cambodia.  The school provides a garden for food and a clean well for the children’s water.  An English teacher is funded, as well as computers with access to the internet, and solar panels for energy.  All this, in a village without electricity, gas or regular clean water. (For more on the school, go to  Paul and Debbie also spearheaded a fundraising drive to purchase wheelchairs for mobility impaired children and adults in Argentina.
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Rollins/Kavanaugh, P.C. was featured in The AWL Link July 2012 Newsletter. Download the newsletter and read the article (page2) Here!