Kansas Association of Mappers

2022 Keynote Speakers

Brent E Haden & Christopher W Dunn

In their keynote a
ddress, Brent Haden and Chris Dunn will provide a presentation about the significant role for precision GIS and 3D modeling in legal trials.  They will explore this topic with real world examples from a wrongful death trial in which Brent Haden represented the family of a farmer killed by a neighbor during a property boundary dispute, and Chris Dunn served as an expert GIS witness (Raymond Bacon v. Glenn C. Head, 16CO-CC00014).  They will discuss the historical documentary work and field work required to create comprehensive exhibits that can prove changes in real world topographical conditions over time, and establish the relative positioning of real world objects to legal boundaries.

Brent E Haden

Brent Haden is an attorney in Columbia, Missouri at the Law Firm of Haden & Colbert.  He attended the University of Missouri where he graduated magna cum laude in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.  Brent went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 2002, where he was a member of the Federalist Society and served on the Harvard journal of Law and Public Policy.  From 2004 through 2006, he worked as an attorney and lobbyist for the Kansas Livestock Association, and worked as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House in Kansas in 2009 and 2010.  In 2011, he returned to Missouri and founded his law firm along with his wife, Connie in Columbia, Missouri.  His civil practice focuses heavily on agricultural law, and he represents farmers and ranchers in property disputes and regulatory disputes with state and federal governmental agencies.  He regards helping to protect his clients from bureaucratic abuse as the most rewarding portion of his practice.

Learn more about Brent at https://www.hadenlaw.com/our-attorneys/brent-haden/.

Christopher W Dunn

Chris Dunn is frequently called to serve as an expert witness in geospatial forensics.  He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri Columbia, School of Law, and both an MA and a BS in geography from Kansas State University.  His firm, GeoVelo, LLC, uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GNSS, total stations, lidar, UAVs, and 3-D modeling software to map, model, and document complex property boundary issues, archeological sites, and crime scenes.  Several of his current cases have their origins in documents produced prior to Missouri's statehood.  Chris is also US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) combat veteran.

Learn more about Chris at https://geovelo.com/chris-dunn/.

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