David Kenner, J.D.

Business Law and Management
323 Bloch Heritage Hall
Areas of expertise: Business law, business ethics


David Kenner is an Instructor with the Henry W. Bloch School of Management teaching business law and business ethics, after practicing law for over 36 years, with major Kansas City law firms, starting with service as law clerk to the Honorable Howard F. Sachs, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, and culminating in service as President of the Levy Craig Law Firm. He received his B.A. with Distinction from the University of Kansas, majoring in Computer Science, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Mortar Board, and Lambda Sigma honor societies, and his J.D. from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and the Executive Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

He also continues to serve as the Attorney and Secretary of the Board of Police Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri, is a Member of the Board of Directors of TriCentury Bank, and serves on its IT, Audit, and Compensation Committees, and is a Member of the UMKC Board of Trustees and the University Writing and Reading Board.

He has considerable experience in all aspects of banking, real estate, business and corporate, healthcare, government, and sunshine act and open records law, including acquisitions, sales, leases, exchanges, development and construction, finance and lending, regulatory matters, brokerage issues, employment issues, workouts and foreclosures, and banking, business, real estate, and civil rights related litigation, and has lectured and written on numerous topics associated with these areas. As the Attorney for the Board of Police Commissioners, he has served as the hearing officer for police disciplinary hearings.

Honors include: multi-year recipient of the Best of the Bar Award from the Kansas City Business Journal and various other publications, Law Firm Leader award given to chairs, managing partners, or other law firm executives who demonstrated extraordinary vision, innovation and leadership from Missouri Lawyers Weekly, and Baron of the Boardroom award in recognition of a distinguished career representing corporate/business clients and Outstanding Continuing Legal Education Contributor Award, both from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.