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Bill Randles

Bill Randles

Bill Randles is a lawyer who has been groomed in the art of communication for most of his life. He is an ordained minister who began preaching at the age of 16 in Northwest Arkansas. He attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri with a speech and debate scholarship. While at Southwest Baptist, Bill won numerous state, regional and national awards for his speech and debate skills. In 1985, Bill graduated Southwest Baptist, summa cum laude, with degrees in speech and psychology, and a minor in counseling. He also has a Master of Communication Studies degree, summa cum laude, which he received at Baylor University in 1986. Bill received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1990, graduating with honors.

For 18 years Bill was a litigator and trial lawyer, predominately at the international law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. During his years at Shook, Bill distinguished himself as a highly successful trial attorney of complex litigation for the firm's largest clients.

In recent years, Bill has given a number of speeches and led discussions about public policy on a variety of topics. Some of these include: "Lessons Taught in Elite Universities," education reform, healthcare policy, and judicial reform. Bill and his wife, Bev, were also the featured speakers for the Missouri Pachyderm Federation at the 2010 Missouri Lincoln Days. Their topic, "Race and the GOP: A New Framework," was well-received. They have given this speech to numerous other groups, including tea parties and other conservative political organizations. Portions of the speech can be seen at www.youtube.com/randlesconsulting.


Bev Randles

Bev Randles

Bev Randles is also a lawyer and lifelong student of communication. Bev attended Murray State University in part on a writing scholarship. She graduated cum laude in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in English (emphasis in creative writing) and a minor in political science. From 1994-1996, Bev worked for the English Language Institute of Murray State University as a grant writer where she received several grants on behalf of the Institute.

In 1999, Bev graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. Upon graduation, she joined Shook, Hardy & Bacon's National Product Liability Division. During her years at Shook, Bev was a highly successful litigator and distinguished herself for her impeccable writing skills. She has drafted and argued many motions all over the country for the firm's largest clients and trained younger lawyers to do the same. Bev was also an active member of Shook's Diversity Committee. As a Diversity Committee member, she facilitated diversity trainings for other attorneys, recruited and mentored numerous diverse attorneys, and created liaisons between Shook and local law schools to increase the firm's pool of diverse candidates.

Bev is a member of the Board of Directors of the Missouri Club for Growth.  She is a member of the Missouri Advisory Council to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  She is also a member of the Pachyderm Club in the Kansas City area.  Bev has given a number of speeches about how conservatives can attract minority and disenchanted voters in the current political climate. Bev and Bill were the featured speakers for the Missouri State Pachyderm Federation at the 2010 Missouri Lincoln Days. Their topic was "Race and the GOP: A New Framework."

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