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James Michael Roswold

James Michael Roswold

also known as James Roswold, Biker Rocker Lawyer

 This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Motorcycle Accident, Workers Compensation, Medical Malpractice… more 

About Me



I have been practicing law since 1990. I obtained early litigation experience as a member of the Iowa Legal Clinic while in law school. I also clerked for a personal injury attorney.

I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. I graduated from the University of Iowa Law School receiving my law degree and graduating with distinction. I am admitted to practice law in both State and Federal Courts in Missouri and Kansas.


I started my legal career working for a defense litigation firm gaining insight into  "the other side's" preparation of a civil case. Three years later I joined a law firm in Kansas City, MO and began representing victims of injury accidents and medical negligence. Two years later, I helped start a law firm in Kansas City, MO representing personal injury victims where I became a partner in 1999.

Fourteen years later, I decided I could best serve my clients by opening my own office representing injured victims of personal injury including medical negligence, wrongful death, workers compensation, and more.


I am an endurance athlete and participate in triathlons and marathons. As part of giving back to the community, I raise money for charities and volunteer in those events as well. I am also an active member of the YMCA


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Car Accidents: 25%
    2 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    2 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 15%
    2 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    2 years
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

30 total 

  • Brian Mccabe Glass

    James is the lawyer that literally wrote the book on personal injury in Kansas and Missouri. He's the author of four books telling individuals exactly what to do and who to talk to (or not talk to!) following an accident. James works tirelessly for the rights of injured people in Missouri and Kansas and I highly recommend his work.


    Brian Glass Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Heather A Lottmann

    James is an honest, hard working attorney who fights for his clients with determination and motivation because he is passionate about standing up for the rights of injury victims. His co-workers and clients respect him.


    Heather Lottmann Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

1102 Grand
Suite 1901
Kansas City, MO, 64106


KSAuthorized to practice law199410/09/2014
MOGood Standing, Active199007/11/2013

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in MO, 2012


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Missouri.

  2. Suspension
    issued in KS, 2011


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Life Member - Membership awarded to less than 1% U.S. lawyersMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Life Member - Membership awarded to less than 1% U.S. lawyersMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Record Recovery AwardMissouri Lawyers Weekly2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/AttorneyKansas City Accident Injury Attorneys2009 - Present
PartnerSchmid & Roswold1999 - 2008
AttorneyMark R. Schmid & Associates, P.C1996 - 1998
Associate AttorneyCopilevitz Bryant Gray & Jennings1993 - 1995
AttorneyDeacy & Deacy, LLP1990 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kansas Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Roswold Foundation For Injured ChildrenPresident-Elect2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Johnson County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
University of Minnesota Alumni AssociationMember1993 - Present
Missouri BarMember1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
$150,000.00 Litigated Recovery - Car Accident - Recovered 6 Times More Than The Presuit "Final" OfferLawsuit Results in a Recovery 6x times the Presuit "final offer"
$1,000,000.00 Verdict (Nationwide Record Award) in a Wrongful Death of a Minor Child in a Federal Tort Claims Act Trucking CaseLargest Award Nationwide For Minor Child FTCA Death Case Per Experts
Wrongful Death - Subtantial Recovery - Confidential Settlement In a Case Rejected By Other AttorneysSubstantial resolution through mediation

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
iSEECyclesMotorcycle Safety & Awareness2014
www.kcaccidentattorneys.comBrain Injury Survivor's Guide2013
www.kcaccidentattorneys.comBurn Injury Survivor's Guide2013
Amazon CreatespaceKC Biker Bible2012
Amazon CreateSpaceThe Devil's Advocate2012
www.kansascityaccidentinjuryattorneys.comNursing Home Neglect2009
www.kansascityaccidentinjuryattorneys.comThe Truth About Medical Malpractice Claims2009
www.kansascityaccidentinjuryattorneys.comThe Worker's Compensation Survival Guide2009
www.kansascityaccidentinjuryattorneys.comThe Ultimate Guide To Accident Cases In MO & KS2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesBusiness with Finance EmphasisBS - Bachelor of Science1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Motorcycle Awareness CampaignMotorcycle Accidents and Safety2014
Rock & Roll Riders RallyThe effects of childhood injury; preventing accidents; protecting your legal rights2012
GLM Superconference For LawyersPractice management and practice building2010

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