James Reeves

James Reeves

Organizational and Conflict Management Consultant

Location
Greater St. Louis Area
Industry
Executive Office

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James Reeves's Overview

Current
Past
  • Executive Vice President, Director of Administration at Stuart, Maue, Mitchell & James, Ltd.
  • Principal at Conflict Management Systems
  • Managing Attorney at Kemper Insurance
Education
Connections

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James Reeves' Summary

Working with organizations to identify and resolve challenges on an organizational and interpersonal level and help align people and operations with organizational strategies, create more collaborative work teams, and build greater organizational effectiveness.

James Reeves' Experience

Adjunct Professor of Law

Washington University in St. Louis

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 2005Present (8 years 9 months)

Teaching Mediation Theory & Practice and Multi-Party and Public Policy Mediation.

Adjunct Professor of Law

St. Louis University School of Law

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 1995Present (18 years 9 months)

Teaching courses in Civil Practice and Negotiation.

Executive Vice President, Director of Administration

Stuart, Maue, Mitchell & James, Ltd.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Legal Services industry

October 2011April 2014 (2 years 7 months)

Directed multi-disciplinary team comprised of attorneys, accountants, IT, administrative and program management professionals; managed complex legal audit projects and provided high-quality and timely results; evaluated and oversaw work processes and implemented various changes including manpower, realignment of workloads based on competencies and client profile; initiated cross-training programs to ensure a more fluid and efficient workflow; designed and conducted in-house training to enhance quality control and build consistency in methodology; coached teams to improve performance, client relations, conflict management, and day-to-day operations.

Principal

Conflict Management Systems

September 2003October 2011 (8 years 2 months) Conflict Management Systems

Started up and managed firm specializing in mediation, facilitation, organizational leadership / development, and conflict management services for organizations in various industries including law, education, health care, government, manufacturing, religion, the arts, and community. Designed, managed, and facilitated multi-party strategic planning, conflict resolution, and task-specific processes to drive informed, collaborative decision-making and results.

Managing Attorney

Kemper Insurance

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Insurance industry

19962003 (7 years) St. Louis

Managed an in-house litigation office with a case-load of 800 files in Federal and State courts in two states; managed staff, strategic planning, budgeting, and quality control functions; coached and mentored staff to deliver high quality legal representation measured by client feedback and financial results; prepared and tried cases in State and Federal courts.

Attorney

Private Practice

May 1984June 1996 (12 years 2 months)

Worked with law firms as an associate trial attorney conducting pre-trial discovery and trying high-exposure civil cases in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, business, employment, and general tort liability. Clients included insured and self-insured hospitals, physicians, manufacturers, corporations, and individuals.

Regional Director

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

May 1980May 1981 (1 year 1 month)

Consulted with, directed, and mentored undergraduates, alumni, and university officials to improve operations of 23 chapters of a national fraternal organization in a 5-state region; worked closely with undergraduate students to develop their leadership and interpersonal development skills; planned and facilitated meetings and training programs focusing on strategic planning, risk management, fiscal management, alumni relations, member recruitment, housing, and campus and community relations; planned and organized three major leadership conferences for undergraduate students and alumni; and recruited and trained alumni to provide ongoing guidance and support to local fraternity chapters

James Reeves' Skills & Expertise

  1. Mediation
  2. Dispute Resolution
  3. Conflict Management
  4. Conflict Resolution
  5. Workshop Facilitation
  6. Public Speaking
  7. Executive Coaching
  8. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  9. Negotiation
  10. Nonprofits
  11. Coaching
  12. Human Resources
  13. Leadership
  14. Training
  15. Management
  16. Leadership Development
  17. Employment Law
  18. Public Policy
  19. Teaching
  20. Strategy

James Reeves' Education

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law

LL.M., Organizational Dynamics and Conflict Management

20032004

Saint Louis University School of Law

J.D., Law

19811984

University of Central Missouri

B.S., Administration of Justice

19761980

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