Overview

Spring represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including defending employers against claims of harassment, retaliation, discrimination, and wrongful termination, as well as misappropriation of trade secrets and non-compete litigation.  She also has extensive experience in FMLA interference and retaliation claims. 

Spring proactively counsels employers on the latest employment law regulations through client updates and to avoid risks and the possibility of litigation.

Spring received her law degree from the University of Missouri. Originally from Central Florida, she has a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Central Florida.  Prior to law school, Spring spent several years in the hospitality and travel industry and in employment benefits. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • CALI Award for Business Management for Lawyers
  • CALI Award for Food Law
  • CALI Award for Law Practice Management

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Griffiths Women’s Leadership Society

About Me

Spring is a traveler at heart and enjoys exploring new places and meeting new people. After college, she was an officer on a cruise ship for nearly five years and went to more than 100 different ports of call. When at home in Kansas City, she can often be found in one of the local dog parks with her beloved Chihuahua, Dottie.

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “Success Matters: Employment Law Basics and Beyond,” presented to the Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, May 2017
  • “Employment Law Under Trump and Greitens,” presented to the Human Resources Association of Central Missouri, May 2017
  • “Is paid family leave in employers’ future?” (Co-Authored with Bob Ortbals), Employment & Labor Insider, March 2017
  • “Legislative Update,” presented to the Springfield Area Human Resources Association, February 2017

Blogs & Videos

Blog Posts

  • “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” 
  • Thomas A. Edison

Education

University of Missouri School of Law

  • J.D., 2016
  • ­Dean’s List
  • Managing Editor of the Journal of Dispute Resolution
  • Speakers and Site Visits Vice-President for the Tax and Transactional Law Society

University of Central Florida

  • B.S., magna cum laude, University Honors, 2005
  • Honors College
  • Member - Hospitality Association

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri, 2016
  • Kansas, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
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