Kansas City
2600 Grand Boulevard
Suite 750
Kansas City, Missouri 64108-4600T: 816.472.6400

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Traditional Labor Law
  • Union Avoidance Consulting and Campaigns
  • NLRB Litigation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri, 1998
  • Kansas, 1999

Education

University of Miami

  • J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • Dean's Honor Scholar; Research and Writing Editor of the Business Law Journal

University of Illinois

  • B.S., Psychology, 1995
  • Board member of Student Society for Human Resources Management 
Kimberly F. Seten
Partner

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

--Albert Einstein

Kimberly F. Seten,a managing partner with Constangy, focuses her practice on helping employers proactively address workplace manners.  Whether assisting in the development of workplace policies, investigation procedures and training materials, preparing employee handbooks and procedure manuals, conducting training for management, supervisors, and employees on workplace conduct, or advising on problem employees, Kim believes that the best way to minimize litigation in the workplace is to address issues before they become problems.  When litigation arises, however, Kim represents clients before federal and state agencies as well as in the state and federal courts of Missouri and Kansas.  Kim also works with employers to develop strategies for addressing union issues, including running union avoidance campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, administering labor contracts, and representing employers in unfair labor practice charges.

Recognized as a SuperLawyer in 2013 and a Rising Star in 2011 and 2012, Kim is a frequent presenter throughout the United States.  In 2014, Client Choice selected Kim as the best Employment & Labor lawyer in Kansas.  She is a contributing author of How To Take A Case Before The NLRB (2008) and has published articles in numerous newspapers and trade publications around the country.  Kim recently served as the Chair of the prestigious Heartland Labor and Employment Institute. 

Kim received a BS from the University of Illinois and graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law.

Publications/Presentations

  • Frequent Presenter, on employment topics for the Missouri Employer Committee, Lexington, Missouri; HRMA of West Central Missouri; Lorman, National Business Institute, Council on Education Management, and Infor
  • “Legal Issues Regarding Social Media,” Infor, August 2013
  • “Managing The Risks Of Cupid’s Arrows In The Workplace,” Corporate Counsel, February 14, 2013, quoted
  • Presenter, 2010, 2011, and 2013 Kansas Department of Labor, Workers’ Compensation Seminar
  • “Quality – Not Quantity – Could Spell Tougher EEOC Cases,” Human Resource Executive, October 31, 2012, quoted
  • “The New NLRB: Activist Board or Rogue Agency,” Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, October 2012
  • “Top Ten Basics Of Employment Law For The Small Legal Department,” American Corporate Counsel website, April 2010
  • “Making The Transition From Associate To Partner,” The Woman Advocate, Winter 2009
  • Contributing Author, How to Take a Case Before the NLRB (2008)
  • “Employment Law Update,” Small Business Journal, Spring 2008
  • “Conducting Background Checks,” Small Business Journal, Summer 2007
  • Co-authored a chapter in the Kansas Employment Law Handbook 

Awards & Recognition

  • Awarded, Corporate LiveWire – Global Awards 2015 - Labour & Employment - Kansas City, Missouri
  • Super Lawyers, 2011-2015

Professional Activities/Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Smithville Lions Club
  • Society for Human Resources Management

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Kim and her husband, Matt, have two children, and they enjoy spending time at their kids' extracurricular activities as well as cheering on Kansas City's sports teams. Kim is the co-President of her daughter's PTA. She also serves as an International Officer for Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
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