William J. DeBauche

Bill DeBauche joined Brown & Ruprecht in 1984 and has been a member of the Construction Law and Litigation sections since then.

Seminars and Publications

Bill is a frequent speaker on construction educational topics and also writes articles on construction law issues for the Modern Builder magazine and other trade publications.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation - Construction (2011-2015)
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2005-2014)
  • Selected as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation by American Lawyer Media - The American Lawyer (May, 2014)
  • Selected as one of the Top Rated Lawyers in Construction by American Lawyer Media - The American Lawyer (2012, 2014)
  • Best Lawyers in Kansas City - Construction/Surety Law - Ingram's Magazine (2011-2012)
  •  First-Tier Ranking, Best Law Firms, Construction Law and Construction    Litigation, U.S. News & World Report (2010-2012)
  •  Selected for inclusion in Missouri Best Lawyers (2012)
  •  Outstanding Lawyers of America

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court - District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Adjunct Professor, Construction Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (1994-Present)
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (Construction Industry Panelist)
  • Civil Litigation Mediator under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17, Certified by The Missouri Bar
  • Member, Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association
  • Member, Construction Law Committee, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member, Construction Law Committee, The Missouri Bar


  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, graduated with honors
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School