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Shawn Gayland Foster

Personal injury Attorney at Kansas City, MO

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Shawn Foster is a practicing trial attorney with offices in Kansas City Metro Area and the St. Louis Metro Area.  Preuss | Foster Law has a national representation.  Shawn Foster has represented clients in every state in the United States and has represented clients residing outside of the United States   

Having a dad in politics, spirited debate was the norm around Shawn Foster’s household. This early influence and the desire to make a difference in the world pulled Shawn out of his hometown and into the field of plaintiffs law. 

Shawn Foster has a clear vision of his purpose as a lawyer:  “When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the legal system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what I view my role as, is making sure the legal system is freely accessible to everyone and giving people that voice and that power.”

 

Having a father in politics, spirited debate was the norm around Shawn’s household.  This early influence and the desire to make a difference for people with whom he perceived as not having an equal voice, eventually pulled Shawn out of his hometown and into the practice of law.

 

Shawn spent his first three years of practice representing insurance companies and their insureds, as well as fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.  This gave Shawn first hand insight into how un-level the playing field can be if injured victims don’t have an experienced and successful team of attorneys representing them.  After his experience working with insurance companies, Shawn chose to dedicate the rest of his career to representing individuals that have been injured or wronged by someone else’s wrongdoing.

 

This choice allowed him to provide a voice and a level playing field for the individuals with whom he felt needed it the most.  Shawn loves the team atmosphere and collaboration at PFLAW and it has been a perfect fit for him.  “With the unlimited resources that insurance companies and fortune 500 companies have at their disposal, it is important that the individual that has been injured or wronged has a law firm with the financial wherewithal and resources to hold the wrongdoer accountable.  Because of the financial wherewithal of PFLAW and the ‘team approach’, it allows me to have the same, if not better, resources than the insurance companies have, which in return allows me to thoroughly investigate a case and retain the best experts in the world so that justice is obtained,” says Shawn.

 

The team approach has been a successful formula for Shawn and has allowed him to have a diverse litigation practice. Shawn has represented individuals injured by the negligence and fraud of others throughout the world.  Mr. Foster has represented plaintiffs residing in 46 states and Canada.

 

 Shawn’s zealous representation of his clients has been noticed by some of the most respected judges in the United States.  Shawn has been selected by federal judges, to serve on steering committees in some of the nation’s largest litigation efforts.  Shawn’s appointments by the federal bench include serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Vioxx MDL Litigation and serving on the Plaintiffs’ Discovery Committee in the In Re: Bextra And Celebrex Marketing Sales Practices And Product Liability Litigation.

 

Shawn’s cases have been discussed through dozens of broadcast, print and online news outlets across the country.  Shawn has seen landmark success so far in his career.  Mr. Foster verdicts and settlements have consistently been included in the year-end best in Missouri lists.

 

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Licensed for 24 years
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 01/01/2023

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Preuss | Foster Law
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Kansas City, MO, 64081
Preuss Foster Law
10601 Mission Rd Ste 250
Leawood, KS, 66206-2463
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Posted by David | April 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer
I have known Shawn for years and worked with him on several cases. He is relentless in discovering facts to support his client's case and fearless in the courtroom.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer
I have worked with Shawn on a number of occasions. Shawn has great experience, works very hard and gets excellent results. I would recommend Shawn to anyone looking for a skilled personal injury attorney.
Posted by Chris | April 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
Shawn is very calculated and provides aggressive representation for his clients while remaining courteous and professional to his opposition. He is an outstanding attorney.
Posted by Todd | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shawn Foster is an incredible attorney, the BEST!!
As a former professional athlete I have dealt with many attorneys in my life and career. Shawn is the most professional and hard working attorney I have ever met. He will go to the end of the earth for his client and will work tirelessly for the desired result. I was hit by a semi, while waiting in traffic, and Shawn did an incredible job in protecting myself and going after the individual and the company responsible. Not only is he bulldog in the courtroom but an awesome guy as well. I would highly recommend Shawn and his company to anyone looking for someone to protect them and help them. You will not find a better attorney anywhere in the United States!
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Great advise, answered all my questions. Really to his time to go over everything
Posted by Patrick | April 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney
Have worked with Shawn on several cases and he is an excellent attorney. Highly recommended.
Posted by Brent | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shook Hardy
Shawn is the premier personal injury attorney in Kansas City for individuals involved in serious injuries. You would be crazy to hire anybody else.
Posted by Ben | August 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
I have worked with Shawn on many cases and have always been impressed with his resourcefulness and work ethic.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 40%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Preuss | Foster Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Davis, Bethune and Jones
  • 2001 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Franke and Schultz
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Central Missouri State University
  • M.S. - Industrial Engineering
  • 1995
  • Central Missouri State University
  • B.S.B.A. - Finance
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Jacques vs. Morningside Recovery, et al.
  • $10.25 million verdict
  • Jacques vs. Morningside Recovery, et al.
  • $10.25 million verdict

Associations

  • Lee Summit Soccer Association
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • best of the bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 attorneys in Kansas City
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 50 attorney in Missouri - Kansas City
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Plaintiffs Verdict
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Missouri Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Plaintiff Wins
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Highest Ethics
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Missouri
  • Opening Statements
  • 2018
  • University of Missouri
  • Opening Statements
  • 2017

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Kansas City Personal injury Lawyer Shawn Gayland Foster
Shawn Gayland Foster
Personal injury Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 24 years