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James Kent Emison

Defective and dangerous products Attorney at Lexington, MO

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  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 42 years
    Illinois - IL Licensed
    Indiana - IN Licensed
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1981
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IL
    Acquired N/A
    Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Temporary Admission Excluded No misconduct found

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About James

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Practice areas
  1. Defective and dangerous products
    Over the last three decades, I've litigated personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from defective products. At Langdon & Emison, our experience ranges from large products such as construction equipment to household items such as oscillating fans.

    36 years, 100 cases

  2. Trucking accident
    Our firm possesses more than 75 years of combined litigation and practice experience in truck accident litigation. We have the knowledge, experience, skills and resources to hold trucking companies accountable and successfully resolve any trucking accident case. The firm has successfully obtained eight-figure verdicts and settlements for truck accident victims from coast-to-coast.

    36 years, 50 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    I have served as lead counsel in wrongful death cases in accidents involving construction equipment, automobiles, defective products, and negligent medical practice, to name a few. In these cases, my firm has recovered damages for surviving family members, including compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.

    36 years, 100 cases

  4. Car accident
    I and my colleagues at Langdon & Emison have represented plaintiffs in car accident cases across the country for more than 20 years. We investigate cases individually to determine the responsible party and use our skills to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company or individual, backed by the ability and willingness to take a case to trial when necessary.

    36 years, 100 cases

Contact James

James Kent Emison
911 Main Street
P.O. Box 220
Lexington, MO, 64067-0220


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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Reagan v. Dunaway Timber Co.
  • $7 million jury verdict in federal court in Arkansas


  • American Association for Justice
  • Leaders Forum
  • 2009 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1997 - 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Attorneys in Missouri/Kansas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Law Firm Leader (Lawyers of the Year)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2012
  • Lawyer of the Year -- Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • UMKC School of Law
  • 2011
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Lexington Defective and dangerous products Lawyer James Kent Emison
James Kent Emison
Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Lexington, MO
Licensed for 42 years
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