National reputation. Entrepreneurial spirit.
Our litigation practice is sophisticated and leading edge. Rather than attempting to focus exclusively on plaintiffs’ cases or defense cases, we focus on getting results for clients in challenging, complex matters no matter what their needs may be.
We have a strong local and regional reputation, and a depth of local knowledge and familiarity with judges and juries in Kansas and Missouri that clients want and need in matters pending in this region. Our professional liability and commercial litigation practices, and particularly our representation of several leading hospital systems, many fine medical professionals, and other major companies located in the Kansas City area, continues to be a core part of our firm’s litigation practice and a major part of our firm’s identity.
But we also possess a well-earned reputation and hard-earned expertise in handling matters for plaintiffs across the country, which sometimes involve hundreds or even thousands of parties, dozens of lawyers, and often require sophisticated coordination and use of technology. These cases include mass torts, often arising from drugs or medical devices, and also include complex commercial or antitrust class actions. Our firm’s lawyers are often chosen for leadership roles in these kinds of cases.
Wherever a matter arises, or wherever our clients may be located, we have the experience and expertise to provide clients with the aggressive, thoughtful, and effective representation our clients need and expect. When our clients need to pursue litigation in courts or venues with which we are unfamiliar or unlicensed, we use our extensive network of relationships across the country to find, evaluate, and associate with top lawyers whose skills and experiences bring the highest value to our clients.