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Brian Scott Franciskato

Trucking accident Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   3 reviews

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Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Trucking accident
    40%
    Automobile accidents involving semi-trucks are complex cases and require an attorney who is experienced and knowledgable with the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations. Typically semi-truck accidents result in serious injuries or death.

    28 years

  2. Wrongful death
    30%
    Wrongful death cases are complex cases in which a loved one has died as a result of the fault of another person or corporation. Wrongful death cases can be the result of a semi-truck accident, automobile accident, drunk driver, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, exposure to a defective product, failure of a medical device, construction accident, industrial accident, on the job accidents and fires.

    28 years

  3. Car accident
    20%
    Car accidents are usually the result of the negligence of a driver in operating the motor vehicle. This negligence could be the failure to pay attention, speeding, improper parking, driving while intoxicated, falling asleep at the wheel, talking on the phone while driving, texting while driving, following too closely or rear ending another vehicle. Injuries range from small bruises and contusions to broken bones, brain injuries and death.

    28 years

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    10%
    We handle cases involving defective medical devices including cases involving failed hip implants and failed knee implants, vaginal mesh cases, pain pump cases, defective pacemakers, and defective spinal stimulators.

    28 years

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 injury, wrongful death, product 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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Licensed for 29 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/20/2022

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

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Brian Scott Franciskato
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
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
car accident with injuries
Brian worked hard on my case to make sure I received a fair settlement. I was awarded two settlements on my injuries. I highly recommend Brian Franciskato.
Posted by George | February 3, 2013
Brian Scott Franciskato: Best of the Best of the Legal Fraternity
If I had to recommend an attorney to anyone else--friends, family, or acquaintances--it would be Brian Franciskato. In working with Brian for almost three years, I found him to be the most complete legal representative anyone could ask for. His work was meticulous, his replies and explanations were immediate and complete, and his friendly demeanor reinforced his commitment to our lawsuit. We never doubted his determination to succeed or his certainty that he would. Any questions on our part were answered immediately and in detail, with Brian's usual good humor and understanding. We never had occasion to criticize any of his dealings with us or with his goals to resolve our case successfully, which he did. From Day One and my first conversation with Brian, I had complete confidence in his experience, his abilities, and his years of successful representation. And all of this was enhanced by his winning personality and dedication to those he represented. We do not live in Brian's home state of Missouri, but that was never a consideration or a problem for him, or for us. He was even a guest in our home in our introductory meeting. Despite the usual pitfalls over the time frame of the case, Brian never faltered or foresaw a failure. And in the long run, he did as he had promised when he achieved an entirely suitable settlement. When our case closed, it was capped by an exchange of mutual respect and goodwill. If a situation was ever to arise that required legal representation again, I would not settle for any attorney other than Brian Franciskato.
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Posted by John Christopher | January 29, 2013
Wonderful experience
We had never hired or had need of a lawyer before and we were scared. You always hear such negative things about lawyers and their character. We met with Brian and all our fears were gone. He was helpful and thorough and made us feel comfortable right from the start. He is personable and informative and always kept us up to date with everything that was going on. My husband has a very varied work schedule and Brian would always work around it. Sometimes even calling after 9 pm from home. He was always there when we needed him, and never complained that I called too much! He got us a lot more money than we expected and we never even had to go to court!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nash & Franciskato Law Firm
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • McLeod Nash & Franciskato Law FIrm
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Chionuma and Associates, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Peterson and Associates, P.C.
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Placzek & Francis
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • William Jewell College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
  • University of Oxford, England
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • $950,000 Settlement- Trucking Accident
  • $950,000 Settlement
  • $400,000 Settlement: Automobile Accident
  • $400,000 Settlement
  • $2.4 Million Wrongful Death Settlement
  • $2.4 Million Settlement
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Torts Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Justice for Missouri Families
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance
  • Sponsor
  • 2002 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Bar
  • 1994 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • 1993 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Tort Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Delegate
  • 2010 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Kansas and Missouri Top Product Liability Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Kansas and Missouri Top Product Liability Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Kansas and Missouri Top Product Liability Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Kansas and Missouri Top Product Liability Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Kansas and Missouri Top Product Liability Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Product Liability Attorney in Kansas and Missouri
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney in Missouri
  • KC Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Product Liability Attorney in Kansas and Missouri
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Product Liability Attorney in Kansas and Missouri
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Kansas City Legal Leader for Pro Bono Activity
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009
  • Top Attorney in Kansas and Missouri
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Attorney in Missouri and Kansas
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Fred L Howard Award for Excellence in Advocacy
  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • 1993
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Publications

  • NBI, Inc.
  • "Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Statutes That Effect Liability"
  • 2010
  • Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook
  • Chapter 20: Scientific Evidence
  • 2010
  • 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 Kansas
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Expert Witness Institute
  • Working With Expert Witnesses: The Plaintiff's Attorney's Perspective
  • 2009
  • American Association of Justice Annual Convention
  • Litigation Strategies in Personal Injury Cases Against Manufacturers of Defective Hip and Knee Implants
  • 2009
  • Missouri CLE
  • Work Effectively with Subrogations, Reimbursements, Liens and Privileges
  • 2008
  • Missouri CLE
  • Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury Clients: COnsidering Key Issues that Arise During the Settlement Process
  • 2008
  • Missouri CLE
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Statutes That Effect Liability
  • 2006
  • Kansas CLE
  • A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Kansas
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (20)
Endorse Brian
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an exceptionally skilled trial lawyer whose talents serve those who deserve justice."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian not only knows his stuff, but he takes his client's needs seriously. His clients benefit from his talent and drive, as well as his experience and reputation in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an excellent lawyer and I am pleased to endorse him!!!."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a great trial attorney and very well respected by his peers."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Franciskato is an excellent lawyer and out in front of many complex in cases, like metal on metal hip defects. I highly recommend Brian and his firm."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian has worked tirelessly, and very successfully, on behalf of scores & scores of persons injured by dangerous and defective medical products. When you need an attorney to help you bring your claim against a medical product manufacturer, look no further than Brian Franciskato."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a great lawyer for your complex personal injury or defective drug case."
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Kansas City Trucking accident Lawyer Brian Scott Franciskato
Brian Scott Franciskato
Trucking accident Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation