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Brian S. Franciskato is a lifelong resident of the Kansas City, Missouri area. Prior to becoming a partner with the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm, Brian practiced in Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri in the areas of serious personal injurywrongful deathproduct liability, employment litigation and commercial litigation. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the United States District Court for Kansas. However, he has tried numerous cases throughout the United States, representing individual plaintiffs and large corporations in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, New York, California, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kentucky Maryland, Washington, Virginia, and Louisiana.


Brian attended William Jewel College, graduating summa cum laude in 1990. He graduated law school in 1993 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. While in law school, Brian served on the Board of Advocates, the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team, and the Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review. He has received numerous honors for his trial skills, including receiving the Order of the Barristers award given to the top students in trial advocacy and the Fred L. Howard Award for Excellence in Advocacy.

Most recently, Brian has distinguished himself through his work representing individual plaintiffs in serious personal injury, wrongful death,trucking and medical device litigation cases. In 2005, Brian was selected to the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Additionally, he is a member of the American Association of Justice (serving as a State Delegate and a Committe Memebr in the products liability and medical device litigation sections), the Orthopedic Device Litigation Group (Member), the Missouri Bar Association (serving on the Civil Practice and Tort Law Committees), the Kansas Bar, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (a sustaining member serving on the Solo and Small Firm Practice and Tort Law Committees).

Brian’s accomplishments include being listed by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for obtaining the highest verdicts and settlements. He is routinely called upon to give presentations for other attorneys for Continuing Legal Education, speaking frequently on the practice of civil litigation and evidentiary issues.  Brian is the author of the Missouri Bar Evidence Deskbook: Chapter 20: Scientific Evidence (Mo. Bar Publications 2006, 2010); Plaintiff’s Personal Injury: Statutes That Effect Liability, (NBI, Inc. 2006); and A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Kansas, (NBI, Inc. 2003).

Brian is a resident of Lee’s Summit, Missouri with his wife Stacey Mortimer and four children, Emily, Caroline, Claire and Scott. Brian and Stacey are active members in the Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church, serving on the Children’s Ministry Board and assisting the Church in various legal matters.



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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 40%
    22 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
    22 years
  3. Car Accident: 20%
    22 years
  4. Defective Products: 10%
    22 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason L Call

    Brian and I went to law school together and both started our legal careers at law firms in Springfield, MO. Brian has always had a sharp wit, tireless energy and a mountain of talent. He works hard for his clients and knows how to achieve the best results. I endorse him without reservation.


    Jason Call Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • John B. Boyd

    I endorse this lawyer. He is an exceptionally skilled trial lawyer whose talents serve those who deserve justice.


    John Boyd Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Two Pershing Square
2300 Main Street, Ste. 170
Kansas City, MO, 64108

Nash & Franciskato Law Firm

2300 Main Street
Suite 170
Kansas City, MO, 64108

Nash & Franciskato Law Firm

2300 Main Street
Suite 170
Kansas City, MO, 64108



KSAuthorized to practice law199407/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active199301/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney in MissouriKC Magazine2012
Top Product Liability Attorney in Kansas and MissouriSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Product Liability Attorney in Kansas and MissouriSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Top Product Liability Attorney in Kansas and MissouriSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Top Attorney in Kansas and MissouriSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Kansas City Legal Leader for Pro Bono ActivityMissouri Lawyers Weekly2009
Top Attorney in Missouri and KansasSuperLawyers2008
Fred L Howard Award for Excellence in AdvocacyUniversity of Missouri School of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNash & Franciskato Law Firm2005 - Present
PartnerMcLeod Nash & Franciskato Law FIrm2002 - 2005
AssociateChionuma and Associates, P.C.1998 - 2002
AssociatePeterson and Associates, P.C.1994 - 1998
AssociatePlaczek & Francis1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Justice for Missouri FamiliesMember2005 - Present
Lawyers Encouraging Academic PerformanceSponsor2002 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationFellow of the Bar1994 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Association for JusticeState Delegate1993 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysBoard of Governors1993 - Present
Missouri Bar, Tort Law CommitteeMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$400,000 Settlement: Automobile Accident$400,000 Settlement
$2.4 Million Wrongful Death Settlement$2.4 Million Settlement
$2 Million Wrongful Death Settlement$2 Million Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
NBI, Inc."Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Statutes That Effect Liability"2010
Missouri Bar CLE DeskbookChapter 20: Scientific Evidence2010
National Business Institute Seminar"Obtaining the Best Settlements for Personal Injury Clients: Consider Key Issues That Arise During the Settlement Process"2008
National Business Institute Seminar"A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Kansas2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
William Jewell CollegePolitical Science, History and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
University of OxfordHistory, Political PhilosophyN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Expert Witness InstituteWorking With Expert Witnesses: The Plaintiff's Attorney's Perspective2009
American Association of Justice Annual ConventionLitigation Strategies in Personal Injury Cases Against Manufacturers of Defective Hip and Knee Implants2009
Missouri CLEWork Effectively with Subrogations, Reimbursements, Liens and Privileges2008
Missouri CLEObtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients: COnsidering Key Issues that Arise During the Settlement Process2008
Missouri CLEPlaintiff's Personal Injury: Statutes That Effect Liability2006
Kansas CLEA Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Kansas2003