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Phillip Buchanan Grubaugh

also known as Phil Grubaugh, Philip Grubaugh

About me

Phillip B. Grubaugh has been practicing law since 1975 and is licensed in the state of Missouri. He graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. While attending law school at the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, Phil was awarded Order of the Coif, and he graduated as one of the top ten students in his law school class.


Phil started his legal career working as an associate attorney at the defense litigation firm Watson Ess Marshall & Engass, where he practiced general litigation. Two years later he practiced law as an associate at Deacy & Deacy, LLP, where he later became a partner of the firm. During the three-plus decades he spent at Deacy & Deacy, Phil had many victories while practicing personal injuy defense and commercial litigation, in addition to a number of successful appellate cases. 


In 2012, Phil moved to the plaintiff's side of the battlefield and joined the team at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys (KCAIA) as an Of Counsel attorney. Firm owner, James Roswold remarked, "His experience as a seasoned and skilled defense attorney has proven invaluable to the team, as we now have even more detailed insight into "the other side's" preparation of a civil case." 


As a member of KCAIA, Phil now focuses his energy on obtaining fair and just compensation for seriously injured people throughout the Kansas City metro area. He prides himself on giving every case his personalized attention and knowing the details of each case inside and out, in order to provide the very best legal representation.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    40 years
  2. Car Accidents: 50%
    40 years



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

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Michael Roswold

    Phil Grubaugh has been a lifelong mentor of mine. I worked for him in the early 1990's and ever since then have turned to him for advice regarding the most challenging legal issues in my practice. I can say without reservation that he is one of the greatest legal minds I have ever had the chance to work with. Just as importantly, he is a great friend and confidant. I wholeheartedly endorse him on every level.


    James Roswold Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Timothy R. Miley

    Phil is a smart, generous person that is respected within the community. He represents his clients well and has an extraordinary legal mind.


    Timothy Miley Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys - Kansas City, MO Office

1102 Grand, Suite 1901
Suite 1901
Kansas City, MO, 64106

Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys - Parkville, MO Office

8600 NW 64th St. Suite 945
Parkville, MO, 64152

Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys - Lee's Summit, MO Office

200 NE Missouri Rd. Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO, 64086

Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys - Overland Park, KS

11900 College Blvd.
Suite 310
Overland Park, KS, 66210



MOGood Standing, Active197501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Attorney Car AccidentAvvo2014
Order of CoifUniversity of Missouri - Columbia School of Law1975
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Missouri1971
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Outside Counsel to the Board of TrusteesMid-Continent Public Library2013 - Present
Of CounselKansas City Accident Injury Attorneys2012 - Present
PartnerDeacy & Deacy1978 - 2012
AssociateWatson Ess Marshall & Enggas1975 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Academy of Personal Injury LawyersMember2013 - Present
University of Missouri Alumni AssociationBoard Member2004 - 2005
Tiger Club of Kansas CityPresident1993 - 1996
Tiger Club of Kansas CityBoard of Directors1989 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Missouri BarMember1975 - Present
UMKC Law ReviewNotes & Comments Editor1974 - 1975
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Auto Collision with Physical & Psychological Injuries$175,000.00 result in mediation
Overcoming Disputed LiabilityCourt Order Mediated Settlement
New Career Enabled Through Injury SettlementSuccessful Medation of Soft Tissue Injury
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of MissouriPolitical ScienceArtium Baccalaureatus1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Top Law Firm Personal Injury PracticeBest Attorney Ethics in Representing an Injury Victim2015
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, CLE CommitteeEvidence2015
SEC Block PartyUnder the Influence: a paradigm shift2014