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Timothy C. Gaarder - Kansas City, MO

City Center Square1100 Main StreetSuite 2930 Kansas City, MO 64105

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Updated: 01/28/2021

Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer

Overview

Timothy Gaarder focuses his law practice in the areas of defense litigation and trial work, including personal injury litigation, product liability litigation, and workers' compensation defense. He has successfully represented businesses, employers and insurance companies in both Kansas and Missouri. He also effectively handles medical fee disputes and hospital lien cases stemming from personal injury and workers' compensation disputes...

Timothy Gaarder focuses his law practice in the areas of defense litigation and trial work, including personal injury litigation, product liability litigation, and workers' compensation defense. He has successfully represented businesses, employers and insurance companies in both Kansas and Missouri. He also effectively handles medical fee disputes and hospital lien cases stemming from personal injury and workers' compensation disputes.

In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Gaarder also represents several businesses throughout Kansas and Missouri including holding companies, landlords, tenants, and construction companies in the purchasing and leasing of commercial and residential real property. He has successfully represented businesses for negotiation and completion of multi-million dollar leasing and purchasing arrangements. He has also conducted and lectured at several seminars in the area of construction law.

Mr. Gaarder has extensive expertise in the burgeoning area of Medicare law, particularly regarding workers' compensation settlements and Medicare compliance. He has successfully submitted workers' compensation set-aside trust proposals for Medicare's approval and effectively obtained zero- and low-dollar amounts approved for the establishment of those claimants' set-aside trust accounts, resulting in considerable financial savings to his clients. As a member of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals, Inc. (NAMSAP), Mr. Gaarder has attended, conducted and lectured at seminars on Medicare compliance and workers' compensation settlements. While in law school, Mr. Gaarder was awarded the C.A.L.I. Award of Excellence for Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and an ardent fan of the Missouri Tigers.

Mr. Gaarder is married and the father of three. He is a member of the parish council at his church, Visitation Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He enjoys golfing, playing tennis, and spending time with his family.

About Timothy C. Gaarder

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2004
  • Kansas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri

Other Affiliations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Member)
  • Kansas Bar Association (Member)
  • Missouri Bar Association (Member)
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City (Member)
  • National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, 2004
    J.D.
    Honors: Dean’s List for academic excellence
  • University of Missouri, 2001
    B.A.
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Missouri, 2001
    B.S.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Visitation Catholic Church, Member
  • President, Brookside Soccer Club

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Timothy C. Gaarder

Included on the 2024 Missouri and Kansas list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Timothy C. Gaarder on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Selected as one of two students in the school to attain the C.A.L.I. Award of Excellence for Trial Advocacy, 2004
  • Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers Rising Star Recognition, 2009 - 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers’ Association, Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers’ Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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Office Information

Address

City Center Square1100 Main StreetSuite 2930 Kansas City, MO 64105

Fax

  • (816) 472-5972

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