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  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    39 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    39 years
  3. Birth Injury: 20%
    39 years
  4. Brain Injury: 20%
    39 years
  5. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    39 years

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Gabriela Amada Vega-Acosta

    Mr. Bartimus is a highly qualified attorney whose skills are widely respected among plaintiff's attorneys. He is passionate about the work that he does and the clients for whom he advocates.


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Contact info

11150 Overbrook Road, Ste 200
Leawood, KS, 66211


KSAuthorized to practice law200508/07/2016
MOGood Standing, Active197701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer of Kansas CityIngram's Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best Lawyers in America more than 12 years runningBest Lawyers in America2012
Super Lawyer - each year since inceptionSuper Lawyers2012
RainmakerIngram's Magazine2012
Best Medical Negligence Lawyer in MissouriMissouri Lawyers Weekly2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Vice Chair Board of VisitorsNational Judicial College2012 - Present
Vice PresidentInternational Society of Barristers2012 - Present
PresidentBartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny, PC1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Society of BarristersVice President2012 - Present
National Judicial CollegeVice Chair2012 - Present
International Academy of BarristersFellow2010 - Present
American College of Legal MedicineFellow1996 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1977 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationPast President1977 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar FoundationPast President1977 - Present
Cvil Justice FoundationPast President1977 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysPast President1977 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
PESI Law PublicationsCase Evaluation & Review Manual:PreSuit Investigation2004
Thompson Publishing Group/WestATLA Tort Reform Litigation:Cross Examination2002
Missouri BarMissouri Damages (1st & 2nd Edition): Preexisting Conditions/Loss of a Chance2000
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationWho Will Speak for Justice: Closing Argument1999
Williams & WilkinsOperative Obstetrics:Complications of Early Pregnancy: Legal Commentary1995
Callaghan & CompanyMedical and Hospital Negligence: Background and Development of Medical Malpractice1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Utah Association for Justice Annual ConferenceLandmine Analysis2012
KSAJ Deposition SeminarPreparing Your Expert for Depositions2012
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual ConventionCross Examination of Medical Experts2012