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Ryan Michael Paulus

Employment and labor Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   11 reviews

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

Working to protect the civil rights of individuals, Ryan M. Paulus represents clients in a variety of contexts, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower, consumer rights, personal injury, severance, and wage and hour disputes.

 

Ryan's confidence, perserverance, and attention to detail are invaluable to furthering his clients cause. Handling both large class actions and individual matters throughout his career, Ryan has developed a record of success in significant and complex litigation.

 

Ryan is also a combat veteran who served with distinction in Afghanistan as a SAPPER Company Operations Officer, earning both the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge before resigning from the military at the rank of Captain.

 

 

 

Admissions

Missouri Supreme Court

Kansas Supreme Court

U.S. District Court- District of Nebraska

U.S. District Court- Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court- Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court- Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court- District of Kansas

 

Education

J.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, 2007

B.A. University Northern Iowa, 2004, cum laude

 

Publications/Awards

Bronze Star Medal

Combat Action Badge

Publishes on a regular basis at kansascityemploymentlawyer.blogspot.com on current issues affecting employee rights.

(In progress) Delaney And The Evolution of At-Will Employment.

AVVO Clients' Choice in Employment 2012

Missouri Workers Compensation Law, Business over Breakfast Series featured speaker

 

 

 

Photos and videos

Licensed for 15 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/21/2022

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

Contact Ryan

Cornerstone Law Firm
5821 NW 72nd Street
Kansas City, MO, 64151

Reviews

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Posted by Nick M | November 10, 2014
Discrimination Client
Ryan Paulus represented me suing a large restaurant chain for discriminating against me. He got me a great result. I would highly recommend Hollingshead, Paulus & Eccher.
Posted by Anna | July 2, 2014
Great Lawyer!
Ryan was a pleasure to work with !! I was a discrimination client , he took great care of me and I was very happy with the result.
Posted by Joshua | June 23, 2014
Honest, Dependable, Detail-Oriented
As a new business owner I had many questions and steps to become protected and licensed. Mr. Paulus assisted me in those steps necessary to protect my personal assets along with my new business requirements. He communicated very well at different times via email and phone. I thought the process was going to be very difficult and confusing, but with his help it was a breeze. Thanks again for all your help.
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Posted by Eric | June 23, 2014
The best lawsuit attorney I have met.
Mr. Paulus was courteous and professional during our corporate lawsuit. He goes above and beyond expectations for his clients. We won our lawsuit and he continues to reach out to his clients to make sure we have all questions answered. I highly recommended his services.
Posted by Butler | June 23, 2014
Very good company to work with
I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and promptness of this company. I highly recommend this team of professional workers.
Posted by Nick | April 18, 2012
DWI review....multiple offender
Ryan Paulus came highly recommended to me and I have never been happier with a lawyer. He was honest and straight forward with everything good and bad. He always kept me informed and if he didn't answer my phone calls he always called back in a very timely matter. He definately knows what he's doing and I always refer him to people. The people I've referred him to that used him usually come and thank me later. If I ever need an attorney in the future I will always return to him.
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Posted by Karen | April 9, 2012
Excellent Attorney
I used Paulus Law firm for my business set up and corporate policy review. Ryan discovered a mistake that I had made in combining two of my businesses into one corporation and corrected it immediately. I was very impressed with his expertise and hired him again to write non compete agreements for me.
Posted by Lisa | April 9, 2012
Excellent attorney worth hiring!!
Ryan is a very professional and sharp attorney who I would recommend anyone needing legal advice or having legal difficulties. He is sharp, polished and a man of integrity that knows the law.
Posted by Mat | April 6, 2012
Sound Counsel
I have sought Mr. Paulus' counsel on several occasions and have always found him to be outstanding in his understanding of the issues.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2012
Detailed and honest
Ryan helped me with legal documents for my small business and found many errors with the way my corporation was set up. I now feel protected and his service to my business has been invaluable.
Posted by Barbara | April 4, 2012
Contract Review
Ryan reviewed a contract for us and while it wasn't something he felt he could help us with because it was generated out of state, he still was helpful in suggesting possible alternatives. We felt he gave it an honest review and left with greater understanding. We would request his services if we had a need in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Cornerstone Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hollingshead, Paulus, Eccher & Fry
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Managing Member
  • Paulus Law Firm LLC
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Contract Attorney
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, Mo/Overland Park, Ks
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Guilfoil Law Group
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Trial Workshop
  • 2014
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 8th Circuit Employment Lawyers Conference
  • 2014
  • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy
  • Trial Academy Inn of Court
  • 2013
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 8th Circuit Employment Lawyers Convention
  • 2012
  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Legal Cases

  • William P. Griffin vs. City of Kansas City Missouri
  • $154,654.70 judgment for the Plaintiff
  • Tanisha Ross-Paige vs. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Board of Police Commissioners
  • 7.5 Million Dollar Jury Verdict for the Plaintiff
  • Peter Uwaeke et al. vs. Swope Community Enterprises Inc. et al.
  • $1.15 Million Dollar court approved settlement for Plaintiffs.

Associations

  • Kansas City - Ross T. Roberts American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Kansas City chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clay County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Platte County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Largest reported plaintiff verdicts/judgments
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2015
  • 2014 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice 2012: Employment
  • Avvo.com
  • 2012
  • The Bronze Star Medal
  • President of the United States
  • 2010
  • Combat Action Badge
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2009
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2009
  • Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2009
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2009
  • NATO Afghanistan Service Medal
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2009
  • Reserve Components Achievement Medal
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2008
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2006
  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2006
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2005
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaking Engagement
  • Alcohol Offenses
  • 2008
  • Business over Breakfast Series
  • Missouri Workers Compensation Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (67)
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Discrimination Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan is a powerful advocate for his clients and works hard to obtain the best result for each individual client."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Other
"Experience and knowledge defines this attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is an exceptional attorney and you would be very well served having him fighting on your behalf."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Paulus is a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Paulus. A very well thought of attorney in his area who obviously has very satisfied clients and has received numerous endorsements from his fellow legal colleagues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-known and well-respected lawyer at the top of his field. Highly recommended."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected in the field."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Paulus as being a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Paulus is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-known and well-respected lawyer at the top of his field. Highly recommended."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Paulus is highly respected in the legal community. He is very knowledgeable about the law, and passionate about his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Paulus is an excellent advocate, would certainly recommend his services."
Wrongful termination Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ryan for many years. There are few lawyers that will fight for your rights as vigorously as Ryan will. He deeply cares about his clients and their cases. To top it all off, he is a skilled litigator and trial lawyer. If the government or an insurance company won't give you the justice you deserve, Ryan will take your case to trial. While I have endorsed Ryan as a lawyer practicing in the area of Wrongful Termination, I also know that his knowledge and experience in other legal areas, such Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Personal Injury, and Car/Auto Accidents, is superb. I enthusiastically endorse Ryan as a lawyer who will fight to get the compensation and justice that you deserve!"
Class action Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ryan Paulus is highly respected in the legal community. He is very knowledgeable about the law, and passionate about his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
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