Transportation & Infrastructure
Economic Development & Incentives
Mr. Corlew served as a legislator in the Missouri General Assembly for four years, from 2015 to 2018. In 2017, the Missouri Speaker of the House appointed Kevin to chair the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force. The task force held hearings throughout the state to hear from stakeholders, businesses, and residents about the challenges facing Missouri’s transportation system and the need for greater state investment in transportation infrastructure. The task force produced a report on January 1, 2018, which provides recommendations for developing a topnotch transportation system to meet the needs of Missouri residents and business and to enhance the economy.
Mr. Corlew's legislative experience has helped him gain a deeper understanding of relevant transportation-related matters through serving on committees such as Ports Development, Economic Development, Energy and Environment, and Transportation. He introduced legislation to utilize a public-private partnership to rebuild and expand I-70. He also chaired the House Judiciary Committee, where he successfully oversaw reforms to the civil and criminal justice systems.
Mr. Corlew has addressed transportation and infrastructure issues in front of many groups, including chambers of commerce, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, and the National Conference on State Legislatures. Given Kevin’s substantial experience as an attorney and a policymaker, he is well-suited to provide excellent counsel to businesses, officials, community leaders, and industry groups regarding strategic partnerships, forward-thinking policies, and proper investments to ensure a world-class, multimodal transportation system in the Midwest.
American Bar Association
Clay County Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Platte County Bar Association
The Iowa Bar
The Missouri Bar
Honors and Awards:
Exceptional Leadership in Transportation Issues (2018), MO Asphalt Pavement Ass’n
Legislative Award to Improve Juvenile Justice System (2018), MO Juvenile Justice Ass’n
Knight Award (2018), MO Interscholastic Press Ass’n
President’s 2017 Leadership Award (2017), Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Legislator of the Year (2017), MO Ass’n of Prosecuting Attorneys
Best of the Legislature (2018, 2017), Missouri Times
Legislative Champion (2016, 2018), MO Ass’n of Prosecuting Attorneys
Freshman Legislator of the Year for Crime Prevention and Public Safety Issues (2016)
Freshman Legislator of the Year for Judicial Issues (2015)
Legislative Champion (2018), Legislative Advocate (2018), Catalyst Award (2015), St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Northland Graduate (2011), Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Presentations and Publications:
Missouri Gives Go-Ahead to Public-Private Partnerships for Universities, The Blog for Business Law (July 11, 2019)
Missouri Legislature Expands Opportunities
for Industrial Hemp in the State, The Blog for Business Law (May 20,
Panel: What Does the “Show Me State” Need to Know to Advance P3s, NCPPP P3 Connect, Denver, CO (May 16, 2019)
Missouri Expands Opportunity for Public-Private Partnerships for Municipal Infrastructure Projects, The Blog for Business Law (April 24, 2019)
Panel: 2018 Missouri Legislation Update, Missouri Bar Association Annual Meeting (September 28, 2018)
Missouri’s Proposition D to Fund State Law Enforcement and Highways and Bridges, Springfield, MO, Chamber of Commerce (September 27, 2018)
Missouri’s Transportation System and Proposition D, Platte County EDC Luncheon (September 7, 2018)
Panel: Setting the State for a Transportation Funding Increase, National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (July 18, 2018)
Panel, The View from State Legislatures, ARTBA Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation Conference (July 19-20, 2018)
Panel: Future of Transportation in Missouri, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit (February 5, 2018)
Tristan L. Duncan, William F. Northrip, & Kevin R. Corlew, Border Wars: Political Questions Presented by Common-Law Claims in Climate Change and Fuel Temperature Litigation, Energy Committees Newsletter (ABA Section of Env’t, Energy & Resources), April 2010, at 10.
John M. Barkett & Kevin R. Corlew, No Lifeguards on Duty! Swimming in the Sanctions-Infested Watersof E-Discovery, J. Kan. Ass'n Just., Sept. 2008, at 14.
Kevin R. Corlew, Congress Attempts to Shine a Light on a Dark Problem: An In-Depth Look at the PrisonRape Elimination Act of 2003, 33 AM. J. CRIM. L. (Aug. 2006)
Mr. Corlew lives in Kansas City with his wife, Amy, and three children, ages 9, 13, and 14 years old. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys a variety of music.
University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D. with high distinction, 2005
Columbia College, B.A with honors 1995
Wheaton College, 1993
College of DuPage, A.A., 1992
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas