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Paul Croker is a dynamic commercial litigator, a trusted legal advisor and national counsel to clients facing class action and business litigation throughout the country. As a result, he has been selected by his peers as a Rising Star in Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers®. His clients range from small family-owned businesses to national companies and are engaged in a variety of different industries including consumer finance, banking, construction, technology and real estate.


Business Litigation
Paul handles business litigation involving consumer protection laws, state and federal regulatory matters, unfair competition, professional liability, contract disputes, and intellectual property rights. When serving as national counsel, he represents his clients’ interests throughout the country in litigation ranging from commercial contract disputes to complex class actions including enforcement and class actions brought by attorneys general and governmental agencies.


He represents clients in claims involving unlicensed lending, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CAFA), Lanham Act, trademark and intellectual property infringement, legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, among others. 


Class Action Litigation
Paul has successfully resolved class action lawsuits that were pending locally in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, as well as in other states including California and New York. He accomplished this in a variety of ways including: dismissal, enforcement of class action waivers, compelling arbitration, and obtaining court approval of class action settlements. Generally, these class actions involve consumer protection claims relating to lending laws, unfair competition laws, unlicensed lending, FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, FACTA, and the EFTA.


Paul represents construction clients, such as general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and suppliers, in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy proceedings.  These clients range from family-owned construction businesses to international contractors Paul has successfully resolved disputes involving construction defects and accidents, design defects, mechanic's liens and lien holder rights, payment and performance bonds, and contract disputes. He also assists his clients in the construction industry with contract review and negotiation.


Employment and Labor
In the labor and employment area, Paul represents clients in wrongful termination and retaliation lawsuits, and in the investigation and filing of claims against employees. He also assists with employment and severance agreements, in addition to drafting policies in an effort to ensure compliance and minimize liability.


Corporate Services
With respect to business transactions, Paul represents clients in matters ranging from contract negotiations relating to day-to-day business operations to the sale, acquisition or expansion of a business. He assists startup businesses with the formation of their companies, regulatory compliance, and drafting and negotiating contracts with vendors and clients.



Prior to joining the firm, Paul was in private practice at a local Kansas City law firm for approximately 10 years.



Practice areas


  1. Commercial: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Business: 33%


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Contact info

Armstrong Teasdale

2345 Grand Blvd.
Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO, 64108


MOGood Standing, Active200501/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law200410/12/2015
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerArmstrong Teasdale2015 - Present
AttorneyWallace Saunders Austin Brown & Enochs2004 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationLeadership Academy2006 - 2008
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar FoundationMember2004 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of KansasLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of KansasBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2001