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Ryan Michael Paulus

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

About Me

Working to protect the civil rights of individuals, Ryan M. Paulus represents clients in a variety of contexts, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower, consumer rights, personal injury, severance, and wage and hour disputes.


 


Ryan's confidence, perserverance, and attention to detail are invaluable to furthering his clients cause. Handling both large class actions and individual matters throughout his career, Ryan has developed a record of success in significant and complex litigation.


 


Ryan is also a combat veteran who served with distinction in Afghanistan as a SAPPER Company Operations Officer, earning both the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge before resigning from the military at the rank of Captain.


 


 


 


Admissions


Missouri Supreme Court


U.S. District Court- Western District of Missouri


U.S. District Court- District of Kansas


 


Education


J.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, 2007


B.A. University Northern Iowa, 2004, cum laude


 


Publications/Awards


Bronze Star Medal


Combat Action Badge


Publishes on a regular basis at kansascityemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com on current issues affecting employee rights.


(In progress) Delaney And The Evolution of At-Will Employment.


AVVO Clients' Choice in Employment 2012


Missouri Workers Compensation Law, Business over Breakfast Series featured speaker


 


 


Memberships


National Employment Lawyers Association Member


National Employment Lawyers Association Kansas City Chapter Member


Missouri State Bar Association Member


Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Member


Clay County Bar Association Member


Platte County Bar Association Member


Veterans of Foreign Wars member

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  5. Employment & Labor: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

33 total 

  • Jordan Bergus

    Ryan is a thoroughly competent and extremely aggressive employment lawyer. Ryan always acts with the client's best interest in mind and is tenacious in his constant efforts to get the justice that his client's deserve. Ryan is also the consummate professional.

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    Jordan Bergus Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christopher C. Fink

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Ryan Paulus for some time and have worked together with him on a few cases. He is an excellent employment and PI lawyer that I highly recommend.

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    Christopher Fink Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hollingshead, Paulus & Eccher

8350 N. Saint Clair Ave., Ste. 225
Kansas City, MO, 64151

Hollingshead, Paulus & Eccher

7911 Forsyth Blvd., Ste. 300
St. Louis, MO, 63105

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active200701/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Largest reported plaintiff verdicts/judgmentsMissouri Lawyers Weekly2015
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
2014 Missouri & Kansas Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Clients' Choice 2012: EmploymentAvvo.com2012
The Bronze Star MedalPresident of the United States2010
Global War On Terrorism Service MedalUnited States Department of the Army2009
Overseas Service RibbonUnited States Department of the Army2009
Combat Action BadgeUnited States Department of the Army2009
NATO Afghanistan Service MedalUnited States Department of the Army2009
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign StarUnited States Department of the Army2009
Reserve Components Achievement MedalUnited States Department of the Army2008
Excellence for the Future AwardThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2006
Humanitarian Service MedalUnited States Department of the Army2006
Army Achievement MedalUnited States Department of the Army2005
National Defense Service MedalUnited States Department of the Army2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHollingshead, Paulus & Eccher2014 - Present
Managing MemberPaulus Law Firm LLC2009 - 2014
Contract AttorneyShook Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, Mo/Overland Park, Ks2008 - 2009
AssociateGuilfoil Law Group2007 - 2008
Law ClerkSelby Law Group2005 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kansas City - Ross T. Roberts American Inn of CourtMember2011 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Kansas City chapter)Member2010 - Present
Clay County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Veterans of Foreign WarsMember2009 - Present
Platte County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Missouri BarMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2009

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Tanisha Ross-Paige vs. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Board of Police Commissioners7.5 Million Dollar Jury Verdict for the Plaintiff
William P. Griffin vs. City of Kansas City Missouri$154,654.70 judgment for the Plaintiff
Peter Uwaeke et al. vs. Swope Community Enterprises Inc. et al.$1.15 Million Dollar court approved settlement for Plaintiffs.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/ATrial Workshop2014
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A8th Circuit Employment Lawyers Conference2014
Ross T. Roberts Trial AcademyN/ATrial Academy Inn of Court2013
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A8th Circuit Employment Lawyers Convention2012
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Northern IowaPublic AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Eighth Circuit NELA 2014 Employment Law ConferenceMissouri Legal Issues: Employment Law Update2014
Speaking EngagementAlcohol Offenses2008
Business over Breakfast SeriesMissouri Workers Compensation Law2008