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Stephen M. Gorny, born Wilmington, Delaware, October 10, 1967; admitted to bar, 1994, Missouri; 1995, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska. Preparatory education, Miami University (B.A., 1990); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1994). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Assistant Comments Editor, Washburn Law Journal. Recipient: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Robert McKinney Volunteer of the Year Award, 2004; Legal Leader of the Year, 2006; Team-in-Training Volunteer of the Year Award, 2006; Amy Fithian Award, 2010. Named in: Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Magazine, 2006-12. Listed in: 40 Under 40, Ingram's Magazine, 2007; Kansas City Best of the Bar, 2008-10; Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008-12; The Best Lawyers in America®, 2009; 2013; Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, Kansas City, Kansas, 2011-12. Contributing Author: "Pre-existing Conditions: Future Disease, Defect and Damage; Loss of a Chance," Missouri Damages Handbook, The Missouri Bar (1993); Chapter 8 (2000); "Getting into Focus: Improving Trial Technique Through Focus Groups," 23 The Trial Lawyer (March-April 2000). Member: Kansas City Metropolitan and American (Chairman, Torts Committee, 2007) Bar Associations; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors, 2001-; Executive Committee, 2010-); American Association for Justice; Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (Chairman, Kansas Chapter, 2008; National Advisory Committee, 2011-12); Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America (Board of Trustees, Mid America Chapter; Executive Committee, 2004-10; President, 2008-10). E−Mail: Stephen M. Gorny




Laws of Practice

Personal Injury, Products Liability, Environmental, Plaintiffs' Medical Negligence, Aviation Law, Complex Litigation, Appellate Practice, Class Action.

Address

11150 Overbrook Road
Suite 200
Leawood, Kansas 66211

Phone

Telephone: (913) 266-2300
Facsimile: 266-2366

Website



BARTIMUS, FRICKLETON, ROBERTSON & GORNY, P.C.
TRIAL LAWYERS
Telephone: (913) 266-2300
Facsimile: (913) 266-2366
Website: www.bflawfirm.com
11150 Overbrook Road, Suite 200
LEAWOOD, KANSAS 66211-2235
Telephone: (573) 659-4454
Facsimile: (573) 659-4460
715 Swifts Highway
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI 65109-2545
Personal Injury, Products Liability, Environmental, Plaintiffs' Medical Negligence,
Aviation Law, Complex Litigation, Appellate Practice, Class Action.

    James R. Bartimus, born Trenton, Missouri, October 21, 1949; admitted to bar, 1977, Missouri; 1992, Colorado; 2005, Kansas; 2009, Nebraska; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Courts, Western District of Missouri, District of Colorado, District of Kansas and District of Nebraska. Preparatory education, University of Missouri-Columbia (B.A., 1971); University of Missouri-School of Medicine (Graduate Studies); legal education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 1977). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Moot Court Board, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Listed in: Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers™, 1985-2013; The Best Lawyers in America®, 1995-2013; Kansas City Business Journal Best of the Bar; Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice, Best Lawyers, 2012. Recipient: Dean of the Trial Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; Man of the Year, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; President's Award, The Law Foundation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City; Presidential Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; Decade Award, The Law Foundation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City; William P. Borland Award, The Law Foundation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City; Acorn Award, Missouri Humanities Council. Teaching Experience: Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law; Adjunct Graduate Faculty, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing. Editorial Board, The Trial Lawyer. Board of Editors, Medical Legal Aspects of Cancer Litigation. Professional Liability Review Board, Missouri. Medical-Legal Committee, Jackson County, Missouri. Named in: Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Magazine, 2005-13. Named: Best Medical Negligence Lawyer in Missouri, The Missouri Bar; Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury, Kansas City Business Journal, 2013. Member: Kansas City Metropolitan (Past President), Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska State and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Past President); Colorado Trial Lawyers Association; Kansas Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; International Academy Trial Lawyers; American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President, Local Chapter); National College of Advocacy (Past Board of Trustees); American Judicature Society; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Missouri Institute for Justice (Past President); American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys; Center for Practical Bioethics (Past Director-Treasurer); Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; International Society of Barristers (First Vice-President, 2013); Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation (Past President); American Bar Foundation; The Law Foundation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (Past President). Fellow: American College of Legal Medicine; American Society of Law and Medicine. (Lt., U.S. Naval Reserve, 1971-1974). E−Mail: James R. Bartimus
    James P. Frickleton, born East Tawas, Michigan, February 17, 1959; admitted to bar, 1983, Missouri; 2005, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Courts, Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas. Preparatory education, Southwest Missouri State University (B.S., 1980); legal education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 1983). Fraternity: Delta Theta Phi. Staff, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, 1981-83. National Trial Team, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1983. Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1984-94. Missouri Supreme Court Committee, Civil Jury Instruction, 1992-. Recipient, Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, Missouri, 1995. Listed in: Kansas City Business Journal Best of the Bar, 2003-12; The Best Lawyers in America®, 2005-12. Named in: Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Magazine, 2003-12. Contributing Author: "Medicolegal Considerations, Complications of Early Pregnancy," Operative Obstetrics, Chapter One, Williams & Wilkins (1995); "Obstetrical Negligence: Finding Evidence in the Medical Records," Trial Magazine (September 1996); "Analyzing Medical Records," Trial Magazine (May 2004). Author: "Pediatric Medical Negligence," Trial Magazine (May 1993). Member: Kansas City Metropolitan (President, 2005) and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; American Association for Justice (Chair, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, 1998-2000; NCA Board); American College of Trial Attorneys; American Board of Trial Advocates (National Board member, 2000-; President, 2006); International Society of Barristers; The Law Foundation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (President, 1999-2000). E−Mail: James P. Frickleton
    Edward D. Robertson, Jr., born Durham, North Carolina, May 1, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, Missouri; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits. Preparatory education, Westminster College (B.A., 1974); Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University (1974-75); John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, 1983); legal education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 1977); University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M., 1990). Order of the Bench and Robe. University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review. Justice, Supreme Court of Missouri, 1985-98; Chief Justice, 1991-93. Adjunct Professor, Constitutional Law, Westminster College, 1991-98. Member: The Missouri Bar. E−Mail: Edward D. Robertson, Jr.
    Stephen M. Gorny, born Wilmington, Delaware, October 10, 1967; admitted to bar, 1994, Missouri; 1995, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska. Preparatory education, Miami University (B.A., 1990); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1994). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Assistant Comments Editor, Washburn Law Journal. Recipient: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Robert McKinney Volunteer of the Year Award, 2004; Legal Leader of the Year, 2006; Team-in-Training Volunteer of the Year Award, 2006; Amy Fithian Award, 2010. Named in: Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Magazine, 2006-12. Listed in: 40 Under 40, Ingram's Magazine, 2007; Kansas City Best of the Bar, 2008-10; Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008-12; The Best Lawyers in America®, 2009; 2013; Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, Kansas City, Kansas, 2011-12. Contributing Author: "Pre-existing Conditions: Future Disease, Defect and Damage; Loss of a Chance," Missouri Damages Handbook, The Missouri Bar (1993); Chapter 8 (2000); "Getting into Focus: Improving Trial Technique Through Focus Groups," 23 The Trial Lawyer (March-April 2000). Member: Kansas City Metropolitan and American (Chairman, Torts Committee, 2007) Bar Associations; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors, 2001-; Executive Committee, 2010-); American Association for Justice; Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (Chairman, Kansas Chapter, 2008; National Advisory Committee, 2011-12); Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America (Board of Trustees, Mid America Chapter; Executive Committee, 2004-10; President, 2008-10). E−Mail: Stephen M. Gorny
    Anthony L. DeWitt, born Kansas City, Missouri, September 3, 1955; admitted to bar, 1993, Missouri; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Preparatory education, Ottawa University (B.H.A., cum laude, 1986); legal education, St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1993). Order of the Woolsack. Registered Respiratory Therapist, National Board of Respiratory Care. Legal Columnist, "American Association of Respiratory Care," and other Merion Publications Newspapers. Author: "Understanding Medical Records," ISBA Journal (June 1993); "Maintaining the Clients Trust — A Way to Solve the Troubling Problem of Attorney Misappropriation," 12 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 169 (1993); "Handling Sexual Harassment Claims," Legal Assistant Today (July/August 1994); "Arterial Blood Gases and the Limits of Reliability," 12 Mo. Tr. Atty. 14 (December 1994); "The Monster in Your Machine," 5 Law Office Computing 44 (November/December 1995); "How the A.D.A. Impacts K.S.A. Section 60-19A02," 5 Ks. J. Law & Pub. Pol. 77 (1995); "The Ultimate Exigent Circumstances," 5 Ks. J. Law & Pub. Pol. 1 (1996); "Badges, We Don't Need No Stinking Badges: Citizen Attorneys General and the False Claims Act," 65 UMKC L. Rev. 30 (1996); "Is the Whistle Clean — An Examination of the Ethical Obligations of Attorneys in Filing False Claims Act Lawsuits," 25:4 No. Ky. L. Rev. 715 (1998); "Peer Review," 5 J. Cost & Quality 7 (June 1999); "Words You Don't Want to Eat," 5 J. Cost & Quality 15 (September 1999); "Can You Defend Your Pulse Oximeter," 5 J. Cost & Quality 14 (December 1999); "Defeating the Pulse Oximetry Causation Defense," The Trial Lawyer (Winter 2000). Member: Kansas City Metropolitan and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; American Association for Justice; Missouri Society of Respiratory Care (Board member; General Counsel). Fellow: American Association of Respiratory Care (Pro Bono Counsel). (Sgt., U.S. Army, 1973-1980). E−Mail: Anthony L. DeWitt
    Mary Doerhoff Winter, born Jefferson City, Missouri, August 31, 1960; admitted to bar, 1990, Missouri. Preparatory education, University of Missouri-Columbia (B.S., cum laude, 1981); legal education, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (J.D., 1990). Honor Society: Phi Kappa Phi. Judicial Clerk to Chief Justice Edward D. Robertson, Jr., Supreme Court of Missouri, 1990-91. General Counsel, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, 1994. General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs, Department of Economic Development, State of Missouri, 1994-98. Associate Editor, Missouri Bar Courts and Continuing Legal Education Bulletin, Tort Law Section, 1995. Chair, Christmas Present, Inc., 1995-. Board of Directors: Dreams to Reality, 1995; YMCA, Jefferson City, Missouri, 2000-04; Jefferson City Helps, 2006-; United Way of Central Missouri, 2007-; Central Missouri Community Action, 2007-; Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, 2010. Recipient, Zonta Women of Achievement Award, 2008; 2009. President, Advisory Board, Helias High School, 2012; Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City, Missouri. Member: Cole County Bar Association; The Missouri Bar (Chair, Tort Law Committee, 1995-97; Co-Chair, Pro Bono Research Committee; Co-Chair, Delivery of Legal Services, Pro Bono Committee, 2010-); University of Missouri Alumni Association (President, Board of Directors, Cole County Chapter, 1991-92; National Board member, 1995-96). E−Mail: Mary Doerhoff Winter
    Michael C. Rader, born Kansas City, Missouri, January 12, 1972; admitted to bar, 1999, Missouri; 2000, Kansas; 2001, Mississippi; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas Preparatory education, University of Missouri-Columbia (B.A., 1994); legal education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 1999). Editor, Urban Lawyer, American Bar Association Journal. Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2005. Recipient, Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Award, 2008. Selected: One of Missouri's Best Up and Coming Lawyers by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2006-07. Listed in, 40 Under 40, Ingram's Magazine, 2008. Named in: Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® 'Rising Star' edition, 2008-10; Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Magazine, 2011. Member: Kansas City Metropolitan and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Mississippi Bar; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; Kansas Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Friends of Special People (Board of Directors); American Inns of Court (Master, Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court). E−Mail: Michael C. Rader
    Brett T. Votava, born Chicago, Illinois, October 13, 1975; admitted to bar, 2001, Missouri; 2002, Kansas; 2002, California; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Western District of Missouri, District of Kansas and Northern District of California. Preparatory education, Clemson University; University of Missouri-Columbia (B.S., 1998); legal education, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 2001). Order of the Bench and Robe. Named in: Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® 'Rising Star' edition, 2009-12. Listed in: Kansas City Business Journal Best of the Bar, 2010-12; 40 Under 40, Ingram's Magazine, 2012. Author: "Missouri Dram Shop Liability: Last Call for Third Party Liability?" 69 UMKC Law Review 3 (Spring 2001); "Chiropractic Malpractice: A Pain in the Neck," Missouri Bar Journal (May/June 2011). Member: Kansas City Metropolitan and Kansas Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; State Bar of California; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; Kansas Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; O.E. Ellis Society; American Lung Association (Chairman, KC Metro Leadership Council). E−Mail: Brett T. Votava
    Edward D. "Kip" Robertson, III, born Columbia, Missouri, May 1, 1979; admitted to bar, 2006, Missouri; 2007, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas. Preparatory education, Truman State University (B.A., History, 2002); legal education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006). University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review. Publication: "Missouri Venue and House Bill 1304: Misguided Deforms Demonstrate the Necessity of Judicial Districts," UMKC Law Review (Spring 2005). Member: The Missouri Bar; Kansas Bar Association; American Inns of Court (Barrister). E−Mail: Edward D. "Kip" Robertson, III
    Michelle L. Marvel, born Maryville, Missouri, June 14, 1982; admitted to bar, 2007, Missouri; 2008, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, Western District of Missouri and District of Kansas. Preparatory education, Truman State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2004); legal education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2007). Articles Editor, Urban Lawyer Law Review. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards for Evidence and Land Use Planning. Member: Kansas City Metropolitan and Kansas Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City. E−Mail: Michelle L. Marvel
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    Julie C. Frickleton, born Kansas City, Missouri, November 9, 1957; admitted to bar, 1983, Missouri; 2003, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri. Preparatory education, Drake University (B.A., cum laude, 1978); legal education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1983). Recipient: American Jurisprudence Awards for Future Interests, Criminal Procedure and Federal Jurisdiction. University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, 1981-82; Comment Editor, 1982-83. Staff, Urban Lawyer, American Bar Association Journal. National Trial Advocacy Team, 1983. Co-Champion, Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 1983. Author: "State ex. rel. Washington University v. Gaertner — Denial of Landowner's Counterclaim: Another Obstacle on the Road to Just Compensation," 50 UMKC Law Review 353 (1982); "The Trial Lawyer's Defense of the Expert Witness," Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine 157 (1994); "Book Review: Suing for Medical Malpractice," Trial Magazine (December 1994); "Applying the Loss-of-a-Chance Doctrine in Cancer Litigation," Medical-Legal Aspects of Cancer Litigation (July 1995). Member: Kansas City Metropolitan and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; American Association for Justice; Lawyers Association of Kansas City; National Association of Women Lawyers; The Law Foundation of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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