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About me

I am a trial attorney representing plaintiffs in contingent fee litigation in Missouri, Kansas and nationwide.  I handle all types of cases, including auto defects and crashworthiness, car and truck accidents, product liability, mass torts, class actions and medical negligence.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 34%
  2. Defective Products: 33%
  3. Wrongful Death: 33%

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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  • Duane Matthew Randle

    Chad is a top-notch attorney. He is skilled in the courtroom and knows the inner workings of the law. He is an asset to every client.


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Contact info

Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC

1100 Main Street
Suite 2550
Kansas City, MO, 64105


HILimited license to appear with local counsel201402/14/2016
KSAuthorized to practice law200207/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active200101/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Winningest Plaintiff AttorneyMissouri Lawyers Weekly2011
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2011
Best of the BarKansas City Business Journal2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKuhlman & Lucas, LLC2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Kansas Association for JusticeN/A2006 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysN/A2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2005 - Present
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupN/A2005 - Present
American Association for Justice, Products Liability SectionN/A2005 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
AAJ TrialFailure to Install Side Air Bags2013
The Sidebar (AAJ)What is a Crashworthiness Case?2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Missouri, ColumbiaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysAir Bags: Types and Theories of Liability2010
AIEG Fall SeminarPost Collision Fuel Fed Fire Cases2009
AIEG Airbag SeminarDiscovery and Suppliers2009