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James Michael Roswold

Car accident Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   7 reviews

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    27 years

  2. Wrongful death

    27 years

  3. Motorcycle accident

    33 years

  4. Medical malpractice

    23 years

  5. Personal injury
    Serious Auto Accidents Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Workers' Compensation Nursing Home Negligence

    33 years

  6. Trucking accident

    27 years

  7. Workers compensation

    22 years



I have been practicing law since 1990. I obtained early litigation experience as a member of the Iowa Legal Clinic while in law school. I also clerked for a personal injury attorney.

I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. I graduated from the University of Iowa Law School receiving my law degree and graduating with distinction. I am admitted to practice law in both State and Federal Courts in Missouri and Kansas.


I started my legal career working for a defense litigation firm gaining insight into  "the other side's" preparation of a civil case. Three years later I joined a law firm in Kansas City, MO and began representing victims of injury accidents and medical negligence. Two years later, I helped start a law firm in Kansas City, MO representing personal injury victims where I became a partner in 1999.

Fourteen years later, I decided I could best serve my clients by opening my own office representing injured victims of personal injury including medical negligence, wrongful death, workers' compensation, and more.


I am an endurance athlete and participate in triathlons and marathons. As part of giving back to the community, I raise money for charities and volunteer in those events as well. I am also an active member of the YMCA

Photos and videos

James Roswold answers the question, "How many people are killed every year in motorcycle accidents?"
James Roswold answers the question, "Are traffic accident fatalities a public health crisis in Kansas & Missouri?"
James Roswold answers the question, "What is a slip & fall injury, and what types are most common in Kansas?"
"What if my medical bills exceed the insurance coverage of the other driver?"
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Licensed for 32 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 09/21/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details

Contact James

Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys
510 Walnut
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO, 64106


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Lory | May 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
James Roswold - James really cares about people and really knows what he's doing. I am very happy that I contacted him and I will recommend him to family and friends who need a great personal injury attorney. Phillip Grubaugh - I got great advice from Phil. He is incredibly knowledgeable and generous with his time. I will absolutely recommend him to anyone I know who needs an outstanding person injury lawyer!
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Posted by Emily | January 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Satisfied
When I was told one of the firm’s most experienced lawyers, James Roswold, would be calling me, I figured it would be a few days. He tried to phone me that evening and we ended up speaking the next day. He was responsive and wise in how he addressed my predicament. I recommend James Roswold to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2013
Amazing work! I know James Roswold worked day and night on my case. I couldn't be happier. When I got on this website I was shocked to see his ratings, for I might have pasted up the opportunity to work with James. He annotated the reason that he had a bad rating on this website. Very understandable. Couldn't be happier with my results. Thank you James. I wish you the best.
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Posted by Jorge | February 14, 2013
James Roswold is a Superstar Attorney! A+ Results!!
I was involved in a car accident and was badly injured. I called James Roswold because I had consulted with him regarding another case and he was really helpful. He came in fast and began working with the insurance carrier right away. He told me how important getting medical treatment was. He would keep in contact with me always asking me how my treatment was going. Once I completed treatment, he immediately began working on getting my claim submitted to the insurance company. He always kept me closely updated regarding negotiations. I had actually told him at one point that I was willing to settle and he said that he felt confident that he could get more money on the table. He felt he could get a better result for me. He said that he wanted to go back and try to push the carrier higher. He was right. I was extremely happy with my results. James was aggressive. He is an honest, hardworking, attorney. I have referred several people to him since then, including members of my own family. He works very hard for his clients & goes the extra mile for them. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Robert | February 5, 2013
Really cared about me... I will definitely recommend
I contacted Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys after a serious auto accident in February 2012 and spoke to Attorney James Roswold. I didn’t know what to do as I’d never been in an accident. James was very knowledgeable. Me being young and feeling “invincible”, I hadn’t yet been to a doctor and I remember James really being concerned, and he said “This is your health, if you are hurt I urge you to get to the doctor as soon as possible, you don’t want neck or back problems for the rest of your life”… A couple days passed, my back kept getting worse, and I did the right thing and began treatment. Thanks to my treatment, my neck and back have improved. Otherwise I might have gone my whole life with that same severe pain. James handled my case very well. He always kept me in the loop and answered any questions I had regarding my case. He is one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve met. He knows so much about the personal Injury area, not only because he has been doing it for twenty plus years, but because he does in depth research to try to make sure his clients get the absolute best resolution to their injuries and their claim. I believe James really cared about me and really cares about his clients. If anyone I know is ever injured I will definitely recommend James and Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys. He has a team of experts that get the job done. I can’t thank him enough. Thanks James!
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Posted by Kevin | February 27, 2011
Execellent Service
Thank you Mr Roswold and company for your service.
Posted by Alisha | February 19, 2011
Superior Service
I am and was very pleased with James Roswold and his highly qualified of team. They provided the sensitivity and concern that I needed during my personal injury case. James and his team were very proficient and efficient in servicing my needs as a individual and a client. I would personally recommend Roswold and Associates to anyone who has a legal matter and is serious about getting the matter resolved professionally, ethically and with dignity.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in MO, 2012
updated on 07/11/2013

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Missouri.

Suspension issued in KS, 2011
updated on 01/06/2014

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Schmid & Roswold
  • 1999 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Mark R. Schmid & Associates, P.C
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Associate Attorney
  • Copilevitz Bryant Gray & Jennings
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Deacy & Deacy, LLP
  • 1990 - 1993
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  • University of Iowa School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • $500,000 Policy Limits Recovery
  • Maximum recovery
  • $3,000,000.00 Recovery - Auto Accident - Drunk Driver; Brain Injury
  • $3,000,000.00 Recovery
  • $150,000.00 Litigated Recovery - Car Accident - Recovered 6 Times More Than The Presuit "Final" Offer
  • Lawsuit Results in a Recovery 6x times the Presuit "final offer"
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  • Kansas Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Roswold Foundation For Injured Children
  • President-Elect
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • University of Minnesota Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Record Recovery Award
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (24)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Mr. Roswald briefly before starting law school and learned a great amount from him about Personal Injury law. He has an immense array of experience and his office takes care of their clients with a great amount of professionalism and respect. He is also very involved in the community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an exceptional attorney and a trusted advisor in all personal injury, medical malpractice, car accident, wrongful death and workers compensation matters. I endorse him for his work ethic, depth of knowledge and history of great service to his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I want to take just a minute to say that James is a great guy, and an even better attorney. He focuses on the client, their injury, and helping that client to understand the situation they are in. That is why James has made available great publications (FREE to the public) that give information on what to Not Do after a car accident, help work injuries in Kansas, and more. I encourage you to visit his website and order his free books. If you want to ensure that your personal injury claim is protected, well taken care of, and the compensation is maximized, give James a call. You won't regret it."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James provides consistently insightful legal advice."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James and I have personally worked together to help educate and inform the public in a way that honors people who are seeking real information about real problems, not just 'looking' for a lawyer. James' educational material, community based programs and passion for helping others is second to none. If you need information and advice on legal matters in the Kansas City area James is THE attorney to turn to for that advice!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know that James has written several books in the area of personal injury. He is not only knowledgeable about the law, but he also cares about his clients. I also know that James has set up a charity to help injured kids. It is the Roswold Foundation for Injured Children. Here is a lawyer who not only says he cares, but puts his money where his mouth through good works."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this James Roswold. I have personally worked with James in a national organization to which we both belong and I know he is dedicated to to educating the legal consumer and dedicated to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Like my partner, Brian Beckcom, has said, James Roswold is one heck of a lawyer. I respect the work he has done for his clients. He always goes above and beyond to get the best result possible for each of his clients. As a fellow attorney, I think the fact that he publishes free legal resources that provide people with their legal rights after suffering an injury is exemplary. He has published guides for motorcycle accidents, nursing home neglect, workers comp, and personal injury, among others. These resources are full of helpful information for anyone in Kansas who has suffered an injury. I think, if you live in the Kansas City area and you're looking for a lawyer after an injury, look no further than Jim Roswold."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is one heck of a lawyer. Putting aside the fact that he is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he fights to protect and promote the safety of children, motorcyclists, and drivers all across Kansas and Missouri. His work with the Roswold Foundation for Injured Children and his work to promote motorcycle safety are in addition to his efforts to inform people of their legal rights after being injured. The author of 6 books on your legal rights, James is one of the few lawyers in the country who offers free legal resources to anyone who asks for them. If you've been injured in Kansas City and are looking for a great lawyer, the person you should call James Roswold. Period."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I join 21 lawyers before me to endorse my colleague James Roswold as not only an extremely competent, caring and concerned lawyer, but also to reaffirm our belief in James and his family in the great work they are doing on behalf of their clients and within their community. James honestly cares for the people whose causes he has undertaken and he has been successful in previous cases as evidenced by his inclusion as a LIFE member of the Million Dollar and Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This means James has been the lead lawyer in one or more cases where the gross recovery exceeded a million dollars and two million dollars. Insurance companies fight hard to keep their money so it is obvious James did a heck of a job for his former clients. So if you are reading this sentence, you are obviously a smart potential client who is doing your homework to determine whether you should hire James to handle your case. Simply stated, You should hire James. He is worthy of your trust."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse James Roswold and, if you or a family member has been injured and you are looking for a extremely competent and caring lawyer, then James should be at the top of your list. James is an excellent person and it is my experience that James places great care in how he conducts himself, how he manages his law firm and how he represents his clients. In every interaction that I have had with James, my experience has been that what matters first and foremost for James (in addition to his family) is his clients and getting them the right result."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Friend
"I have known James Roswold for several years now. James not only offers a free consultation but he goes above the expectations for clients by providing free books on the issue at hand. The education he provides for his potential clients, there is no reason anyone wouldn't hire James. I would recommend James to anyone who has been injured in Kansas."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known James for a couple of years and am familiar to his dedication to motorcycle accident victims. James not only skillfully represents people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents, but actively works in the community to educate drivers and motorcyclists in order help them avoid such accidents. James truly cares about his work and his community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As I have gotten to know James over the last few years, I have come to admire him for his legal skills and also for his commitment to the community. He goes the extra miles through the Roswold Foundation for Injured Children and other work he does to promote motorcycle safety and to prevent teen distracted driving. He is the lawyer I would seek in Kansas City."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known and worked with James Roswold over several years. It's pretty common in the legal profession for a lawyer to offer a free consultation but James goes further. He offers free books that help clients understand issues on their case before scheduling a free consultation. Believe me, it's very rare for a lawyer to make this effort to educate their clients. I personally am familiar with his dedication to his clients as well as to the greater community and enthusiastically recommend James, if you've been injured."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you or a family member has been injured as a result of another persons negligence you need the counsel of a truly qualified and caring attorney.James Roswold is the right attorney to call - I recommend him without reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with James on several matters over the past few years and he is the first attorney that I call if someone needs help in the Kansas City area. Whether you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, hurt at work or in another personal injury accident, you should give James and his law team a call."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer.James does an excellent job of showing the client the light in regard to one’s obligation to honor the terms and provisions of a valid court order. Outside of judicial court intervention he makes it clear to the AVVO inquiring party that court orders are not just like any other pleading but the orders made by the court have to be followed."
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