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Timothy W. Monsees - Kansas City, MO

4717 Grand Ave.Suite 820 Kansas City, MO 64112

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Updated: 11/03/2022

Kansas City Dangerous Products Lawyer

Overview

Tim Monsees is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia where he attended both undergraduate and law school. A lifetime Kansas City, Missouri native, he returned home to practice law upon graduation from law school in 1981, where he graduated in the top 10% of his law school class and was awarded the distinction of "Order of the Coif".

In over 25 years of practice, he has worked for law firms specializing in defense of insurance companies and product manufacturers...

Tim Monsees is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia where he attended both undergraduate and law school. A lifetime Kansas City, Missouri native, he returned home to practice law upon graduation from law school in 1981, where he graduated in the top 10% of his law school class and was awarded the distinction of "Order of the Coif".

In over 25 years of practice, he has worked for law firms specializing in defense of insurance companies and product manufacturers. He now uses this experience to better know his opponents while restricting his practice to representation of victims of wrongdoing.

His recognition by his peers in the legal community with a Martindale-Hubbell rating of "A/V", sets him at the top of his profession in both legal ability and professional integrity. Recently, Tim was recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in personal injury and medical malpractice. He has also been honored since 2006 as a Missouri "Super Lawyer" for attorneys falling into the top 5% of the profession.

Active leadership involvement in local, state and national legal communities assists him in locating other attorneys and experts with information that will better serve you. Recently, Tim was honored as one of the "10 Best" attorneys in the state of Missouri for client satisfaction. As a Sustaining member of the American Association for Justice and a member of the Attorney Information Exchange Group, the best resources in the nation are available to Tim's practice. His membership in the Million Dollar Advocate's Forum is a testament to his history of million dollar results for his clients.

Most importantly, Tim has a family. His family provides an inspiration for his representation of families like yours.

Community Service Activities

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation President 2011; the largest charitable law foundation in Kansas City annually grants over $30,000 to other needy charitable organizations.
  • VAP (Volunteer Attorney Project) - Committee Chairman 2003-2006; Chairman of VAP's annual fundraising golf tournament.
  • VAP provides legal services to low-income individuals; It is the largest provider of pro bono legal services in Missouri; our firm routinely accepts cases for pro bono representation from VAP in addition to those we are required to accept through court appointment. In 2005, our law firm contributed over 500 hours of service to VAP and under-privileged clients directed to our firm by VAP.
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association awarded Monsees, Miller, Mayer, Presley, & Amick the Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award for 2005 as the law firm which had contributed the most to the Volunteer Attorney Project.
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Eagles
  • Major sponsor and presenter for 2005-2016 Missouri Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference.

Published Works

  • Gun Storage Liability in the Wake of Long v. Turk, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Journal, September, 1999
  • Trial Tip - Find the Dastardly Deed, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Journal, Winter, 1999
  • Wrongful Death in Missouri
  • Wrongful Death Trial Strategy
  • Evidence Deskbook, Opinion Evidence and Expert Testimony, Mo Bar CLE Publications, 2006
  • Represent Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Claims, Achieving Successful Outcomes and Overcoming Obstacles in Malpractice Litigation, Aspatore, 2012
  • Preparing for a Personal Injury Case, Aspatore, 2013

Automobile Accidents Aviation Accidents Construction / Industrial Accidents Dangerous Products Dangerous Premises Hunting and Firearm Injuries Insurance Claims Recreational / Sporting Accidents Truck Accidents

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About Timothy W. Monsees

Practice Areas

  • Dangerous Products
  • Hunting Injuries
  • Firearm Injuries
  • Treestand Injuries
  • Personal Injury
  • Recreational Accidents

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1981
  • Kansas, 1994
  • Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2016
  • Colorado, 2018

Other Affiliations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Tort Law Committee, 1999 (Chair)
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City (Member)
  • Kansas Bar Association (Member)
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) (Sustaining Member)
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Eagles)
  • Attorney Information Exchange Group (Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia), Columbia, Missouri, 1981
    Juris Doctorate
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: Order of the Barristers
    Honors: National Finalist, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Student Trial Competition, 1981
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1977
    B.S.
    Major: Public Administration

Past Positions

  • Morris, Larson, King, Stamper & Bold, Attorney, 1981 - 1985
  • Stradley, Schmidt, Stevens & Wright, Attorney, 1985 - 1986
  • Myerson, Monsees & Morrow, P.C., Attorney, 1986 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney Project, Chair
  • University of Missouri at Columbia, Jefferson Club, Sustaining Member

Classes and Seminars

  • The Intentional Acts Exclusion 1993 - The Year in Review, Missouri Bar CLE
  • Federal Practice: Rule 26(a) in the Real World, An Outline for Maximizing its Virtues and Minimizing the Pitfalls, KCMBA Federal Court CLE, 1995
  • Laying the Foundation - Update on Demonstrative Evidence Case Law, Maximizing Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys CLE, 1995
  • Missouri Tort Law Update, 15 Hour Review of the Law, UMKC CLE, 1996
  • Accident Reconstruction, Personal Injury Cases: A Practical Approach, KCMBA CLE, 1997
  • Discovery of the Plaintiff's Medical and Employment History, Hot Topics in Personal Injury Litigation, University of Missouri-Columbia CLE, 1997
  • 1997 Torts and Civil Actions Update, Annual Law Update, Missouri Bar CLE, 1997
  • Missouri Tort Law Update, 15 Hour Review of the Law, UMKC CLE, 1997
  • 1998 Torts and Civil Actions Update, Annual Law Update, Missouri Bar CLE, 1998
  • Missouri Tort Law Update - 15 Hour Review of the Law, UMKC CLE, 1998
  • Taking and Defending Depositions, UMKC CLE, 1998
  • Trial Strategy - The Beginning of the End, Bad Faith Litigation in Missouri, National Business Institute CLE, 1998
  • What Constitutes Bad Faith? Insurance Bad Faith for Missouri Paralegals, National Business Institute CLE, 1999
  • Ethical Considerations: Settlement, Uninsured Underinsured Motorist Law in Missouri, National Business Institute CLE, 2000
  • Trial of the Wrongful Death Case: "Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Missouri, Lorman Education Services CLE, 2001
  • "Settling UM/UIM Claims in Kansas", 11/2005
  • "UM/UIM in Kansas" 3/2006
  • "H.B. 393-One Year Later" 6/2006
  • "The Law Behind the Liens" 6/2007
  • "Civil Jury Trial Demonstration" 1/2008
  • "Expert Witnesses-Putting or Taking Off" 6/2008
  • "Evidence-Getting out of the Magnifying Glass" 6/2008
  • "From Start to Finish-Trial Strategy and Preserving Your Record on Appeal" 6/2009
  • "10 Commandments of Legal Malpractice" 8/2010
  • "How to be Successful in Mediation" 5/2011
  • "When Insurance Companies Say No-First and Third Party Remedies" 6/2011
  • "How to Avoid Legal Malpractice Suit and Defend Yourself" 6/2011
  • "Opening Statements" 5/2013
  • "Case within a Case" 6/2013
  • "Civil Trial Demonstration" 5/2013
  • "Opening Statements" - 06/2014
  • "I Just Got Sued For Malpractice, Now What?" , Missouri Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference, June 2016
  • "Appellate Tips: The View from the Podium", Missouri Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference, June 2016
  • Use of Paralegals at Trial, Practical and Ethical Considerations, Missouri Bar Solo Small Firm Conference, 2003
  • Navigating the Troubled Waters of Tort Reform, Missouri Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 2005
  • Trial Lawyer's Successful Trial Tips: What They Learned , Missouri Bar Association, October 2005
  • Evidence Deskbook - Expert Testimony, Missouri Bar Association CLE Publications, 2006
  • Evidentiary Essentials for Small Firms, Missouri Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 2008
  • Sources of Proof Deskbook - Exhibit and Demonstrative Evidence, Missouri Bar Association CLE Publications, 2014

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Timothy W. Monsees

Included on the 2023 Missouri and Kansas list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 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
  • 2008 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Timothy W. Monsees on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, 2014
  • 10 Best Attorneys in State of Missouri, Client Satisfaction, 2014 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - Present
  • Kansas - Missouri Super Lawyers, 2006 - Present
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • National Registry of Who's Who

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Address

4717 Grand Ave.Suite 820 Kansas City, MO 64112

Fax

  • 816-361-5577

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

8:30am – 5:00pm

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