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Joe has extensive litigation experience in Kansas City and Northwest Missouri at both the state and federal level. He has appeared before virtually every state trial judge in the Northwest Missouri area and has handled and assisted in litigation in several jurisdictions outside the state of Missouri.
Joe concentrates much of his work in personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, contractual disputes and commercial litigation. He also handles complex medical malpractice actions, employment litigation, and workers’ compensation. From 1986 through 1996, Joe’s practice consisted primarily of insurance defense in many diverse areas, providing him with experience in such issues as arson, vehicle accidents, premises liability and insurance contract disputes.
Joe has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in many medical malpractice matters involving allegations of negligent health care performed by hospitals, doctors, chiropractors, pharmacies and their staff. He has acquired knowledge of numerous medical conditions, including hospital-acquired infections, drug interactions, orthopedic injuries, diseases of pregnancy, and diseases of the heart and other organs. He has consulted and has immediate access to experts in medical matters.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1983||10/24/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2019|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2019|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Advocate of Trial Advocacy||Association of Trial Lawyers of America||2002|
|National Member of the Order of Barristers||The Order of Barristers||1983|
|Shareholder||Murphy Taylor Siemens & Elliott PC||2002 - Present|
|Partner||Watkins Boulware Lucas Miner Murphy & Taylor||1983 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||Member||1983 - Present|
|St. Joseph Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|St. Joseph County Bar Association||President||2003 - 2004|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Evangel College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Brauer v. Calhoun et al.||The matter was settled prior to trial.|
|Santos v. Kansas City LIght & Power Corporation et al.||Settled prior to trial.|
|Belliveau v. HAC Inc. Buchanan County Missouri||$600,000.00 damages awarded by jury and assessed 70% fault to Defendant for judgment of $420,000.00.|
|Kyler Janovec v. Schnitker et al.||The will was found to be fraudulent. and the estate went to our client the sole heir.|
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