Derek H. MacKay, a partner since 2013, is a member of Brown & James' Kansas City office. Mr. MacKay's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of cases involving products liability, personal injury, arson-fraud litigation and commercial transportation. He has tried cases and argued appeals in federal and state courts throughout Missouri and Kansas. Significant recent matters include the defense of a semi-trailer manufacturer in a dealership contract dispute and the defense of a property developer wherein defense verdicts were obtained for the client. He also represents insurance carriers in cases involving bad faith and extra-contractual liability disputes.
In addition, Mr. MacKay has counseled corporate clients with respect to employee non-compete agreements and claims of discrimination. Mr. MacKay has been recoginzed by Super Lawyers from 2011- to the present. Prior to joining Brown & James in 2006, he worked for an Am Law 100 firm in Chicago.
Licensed since 2006
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|KS||Authorized to practice law||2007||08/09/2015|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2006||01/08/2013|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Principal||Brown & James P.C.||2006 - Present|
|DePaul University||Law||Juris Doctrine||2006|
|Brown & James Seminar||Co-Employee Liability||2015|
|National Business Institute||Determining Coverage and Valuing Damages in UM/UIM Cases||2014|
|Greater Kansas City Claims Association||The Ins and Outs of Investigating and Defending a Fire Loss||2014|