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Lawrence Edward Nordling

Litigation Attorney at Kansas City, MO

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Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Experience handling various types of litigation of all sizes, both for plaintiff and defendant including but not limited to: general negligence; wrongful death; bodily injury; personal injury; professional liability; products liability; medical malpractice; commercial litigation; and employment law.

    24 years

  2. Personal injury
    All facets of personal injury law with experience for both plaintiffs and defendants, including but not limited to: bodily injury; wrongful death; general negligence; government liability, professional liability; professional malpractice; medical malpractice; and products liability

    24 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Analysis, Negotiation and Litigation of a variety of contracts and agreements, including, but not limited to, employment contracts, Physician Employment Agreements; business and corporation organization and litigation; non-disclosure agreements; non-compete agreements; asset purchase agreements; vendor and licensing contracts; naming rights agreements; and website and domain name agreements

    24 years

Larry Nordling is a native Kansan, and grew up in Osage City, Kansas. Larry completed his undergraduate studies in three (3) years at Washburn University in 1996, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Psychology and an A.A. in Criminal Justice. During law school, was a research assistant to Professor Ellen Byers and Larry clerked for the 3rd Judicial District of Kansas, in Topeka, KS, working primarily with the Honorable Eric S. Rosen, who is currently a Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.

Larry earned his J.D, with Dean's Honors, from Washburn University School of Law in 1999, and began his career with an established general litigation firm in Salina, KS in August of 1999. In January, 2004, Larry became a shareholder of his prior firm, and practiced in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, general personal injury, employment law and discrimination, workers compensation, products liability and professional negligence. In 2007, Larry was recognized by the Kansas Bar Association as an Outstanding Speaker for his seminar presentation discussing assumption of risk and landowner liability.

In 2009, Larry and his family moved to the Kansas City area, and Larry joined Sherman Taff Bangert Thomas & Coronado, P.C., as Of Counsel, in May, 2009. At the beginning of 2012, Larry joined Steven Coronado and Mark Katz in forming Coronado Katz LLC.

On May 1, 2017, Larry joined Manz Swanson Hall Fogarty & Gellis, P.C., as Of Counsel.


Larry is admitted to practice in Kansas (1999) and Missouri (2009). Larry is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri, as well as the 10th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. Larry has also represented clients in binding arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) litigating both commercial and construction industry disputes.

Licensed for 23 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 01/01/2023
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/04/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Manz Swanson Hall Fogarty & Gellis, P.C.
1100 Main Street, Suite 1930
Kansas City, MO, 64105


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Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Manz Swanson Hall Fogarty & Gellis, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Member
  • Coronado Katz LLC
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Of Counsel
  • Sherman, Taff, Bangert, Thomas & Coronado, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Member
  • Norton, Wasserman, Jones & Kelly, LLC
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Norton, Wasserman, Jones & Kelly, LLC
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Third Judicial District State of Kansas
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Washburn University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • Washburn University
  • AA - Associate of Arts
  • 1996


  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (KADC)
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (KADC)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • ABI Medal of Excellence
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 1999


  • Manuscript Materials for Defense Research Institute Fire Science Seminar, November 5-7, 2014
  • Ethics and Spoliation: Avoiding Blow-Ups at Fire Scene Inspections
  • 2014
  • Products Liability State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute
  • The Duty to Warn in Product Liability Cases in Kansas - Second Edition
  • 2012
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel Journal
  • What You Didn't Want (But Have) To Know About Your Duties Regarding ESI: Zubulake Revisited - Six Years Later
  • 2010
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel Journal
  • Comparative Implied Indemnity, Third-Party Practice and Settlement Considerations in the Wake of DCI Part I
  • 2009
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel Journal
  • Comparative Implied Indemnity, Third-Party Practice and Settlement Considerations in the Wake of DCI Part II: The One-Action Rule
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Business Class
  • Do You Know What You Signed Up For? Understanding, Deciphering and Negotiating Commercial Contracts
  • 2014
  • Crawford County Bar Association CLE
  • Ethical Considerations For Serving as Local Counsel
  • 2011
  • Recreational Law CLE
  • Assumption of Risk in Domestic Animal Activities and the Agritourism Promotion Act
  • 2007

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Kansas City Litigation Lawyer Lawrence Edward Nordling
Lawrence Edward Nordling
Litigation Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 23 years