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Jose Mari Bautista

Jose Mari Bautista

Practice areas:

Transportation, Trucking Accident, Personal Injury

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About Me

My partner, Daniel Allen, and I founded our firm on the principle that the best legal representation comes from those who specialize.  Our philosophy allows to become very knowledgeable in our chosen fields -- railroad crossing, trucking, and products liability litigation.  We also limit the cases we take, which allows us to plan and focus. Select cases.  Special clientele. High-level representation.


Languages Spoken: Tagalog

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Transportation: 50%
    14 years, 29 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    14 years, 100 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%
    14 years, 7 cases



Contingent (33-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jose. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Arthur Bullman

    Mr. Bautista is an excellent attorney fully committed to enforcing his clients' rights.


    Paul Bullman Sexual Harassment Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Bautista Allen LLC

Stilwell Building
104 West Ninth St., Suite 205
Kansas City, MO, 64105



ARAuthorized to practice200908/29/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200101/08/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200008/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMissouri Lawyer's Weekly2011
Rising StarMissouri Lawyers Weekly2010
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2010
Best Section NewsletterAmerican Association of Justice2010
Rising StarMissouri Lawyers Weekly2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyDavis Bethune & Jones, LLC2003 - 2009
AttorneyFranke Shultz Mullen, PC2002 - 2003
Law Clerk to Judge Michael MannersCircuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri2001 - 2002
ProsecutorMadison County State's Attorney's Office2000 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeChair, Railroad Law Section2010 - 2010
Asian American Bar Association of Kansas CityPresident-Elect2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeSection Leader Council2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeVice-Chair, Railroad Law Section2009 - 2009
American Association for JusticeChair Elect, Railroad Law Section2008 - 2008
American Association for JusticeNewsletter Editor, Railroad Law Section2007 - 2007
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Attorney$3 Million Settlement
AttorneyConfidential Settlement
AttorneyConfidential Settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
AAJ Railroad Law Section, Vol 16, No. 3, Spring 2009Kemp v. Kansas City Southern: A Borrowing Statute in Operation2009
AAJ Conference MaterialsA Practitioner's Notes on On-Board Locomotive Digital Video Recorders2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawConcentration in Constitutional and Criminal LawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Washington University in St. LouisPolitical Science and English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Asian American Bar Association of Kansas CityPanel Discussion on Networking2011
AAJ Annual Convention (Vancouver)Moderator2010
Networking and Interviewing for Law StudentsNetworking and Interviewing2009
AAJ Annual Convention (Philadelphia)Co-Speaker on Digital Evidence in Railroad Cases2009
AAJ Mid-Summer ConventionThe Focus Group: An Important Tool in Evaluating Your Grade Crossing Collision Case2007