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Nicholas S. RubleView Bio as PDF

Nick Ruble represents companies of all sizes and industries in employment and labor, personal injury, creditor’s rights, and commercial disputes at all stages of litigation or alternative dispute resolution. Throughout his career, Nick has employed creative tactics to reach positive outcomes for his clients in mediation, arbitration, and in state or federal court. In addition, Nick appreciates the value of providing sound counsel to clients in advance so they may avoid future pitfalls. He always works diligently to understand his clients and their business in order to fully bring their goals to fruition.

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • USDC, District of Kansas Bankruptcy

Education

  • University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 2011
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Commercial Transactions and Debtor-Creditor Rights
    • Annette Moore Award for Top Grade in Commercial Transactions
    • Appellate Advocacy Team
  • William Jewell College, B.A. Political Science, French, 2005

Memberships & Activities

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Employment and Labor Law Committee
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • William Jewell College (Career Mentorship Committee Member & Career Mentor)

News & Events

Baker Sterchi Welcomes Nicholas Ruble in Kansas City

05.06.21 | Nicholas Ruble joins Baker Sterchi's Kansas City office as an associate. He represents companies of all sizes and industries in employment and labor, personal injury, creditor's rights, and commercial disputes.

Blog Posts

Returning to Work Post-COVID – Handle with Care, Employers

09.14.21 | Return-to-work policies may affect different groups differently based on race and sex. Employers should carefully craft their policies to avoid potential Title VII or Equal Pay Act claims.

Are Non-Competes Doomed after Executive Order 14306?

08.05.21 | In July 2021, President Biden recommended that the FTC develop rules curtailing the unfair use of employee non-compete agreements. How will the new rules affect the enforceability of such agreements?

Promises, Promises in Arbitration of Employment Disputes

06.29.21 | Under Missouri law, an arbitration agreement that reserves for the employer the unilateral right to modify the agreement lacks consideration, and is unenforceable.

An Inconvenient Forum? Move to Dismiss Before It's Too Late

05.20.21 | The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a case dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds, where the defendants scuttled their own inconvenience arguments by waiting 18 months to file their motion.
 
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