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Dana Tippin Cutler is a partner in her family’s law firm, James W. Tippin & Associates. She graduated from UMKC School of Law in 1989 and from Spelman College with a B.A. in 1986. Dana is a member of the American Bar Association; Jackson County Bar Association; and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. She is Immediate Past-President of The Missouri Bar (Sept 2016-Sept 2017) and is immediate-past President of The Missouri Bar Foundation. She was recently elected to the Council for the National Conference of Bar Presidents. She was appointed by the ABA President to serve on the Committee for Professionalism. She was appointed and has served on the ABA Standing Committee for Judicial Independence and The Missouri Bar Trustees. She has served as the Chair of the Diversity Committee (f/k/a Committee on Minority Issues) for The Missouri Bar and was instrumental in starting The Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy. She has served as legal counsel for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation and as chair and vice-chair for the KCMBA’s Circuit Court & Civil Practice Committee and vice-chair of the Insurance Law Committee. Dana is a three-time recipient of The Missouri Bar’s President Award for service. Dana serves on and is currently the treasurer of and a past-president of the Board of Curators for Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, a gubernatorial appointment. Her community service includes serving on the Boards of Swope Parkway Health Center and Swope Community Enterprises. Her practice is concentrated primarily in education law (charter and hybrid schools in Missouri) and defense litigation. She is an active member of Concord Fortress of Hope and is the proud mother of three adult sons Keith, Jr., Dean and Austin Cutler and is the partner, in practice and in marriage, of Keith Cutler, Sr.