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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


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...

About Timothy W. Monsees

Frequent Case Types

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Practice Areas

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

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner


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


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, 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
    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


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Included on the 2022 Missouri & Kansas list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Timothy W. Monsees on Super Lawyers


  • 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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Office Information


4717 Grand Ave.Suite 820 Kansas City, MO 64112


  • 816-361-5577

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:30am – 5:00pm

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