Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers

Accomplished and Respected Trial Attorneys

Robert D. Kingsland

Mr. Kingsland is a co-founder of the Dempsey and Kingsland firm and has practiced in the area of medical negligence, catastrophic injury and death litigation since 1984.

Mr. Kingsland is rated "AV" by the Martindale Hubbell attorney rating service. Mr. Kingsland has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys since 1999 and he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Law Library for more than 8 years. He has lectured on topics pertaining to trial practice and is a co-author of various articles published in the MATA Journal. He is listed in the Marquis Who's Who in America and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Kingsland is a 1975 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1981 graduate of Georgetown University Law School. He is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas. He is also licensed to practice in various United States Courts including the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Kingsland has litigated numerous cases in which the awards have equaled or exceeded $1 million. In 2007, Mr. Kingsland negotiated a $5 million settlement in a wrongful death case arising from an eighteen-wheel-truck/passenger car collision. Missouri Lawyer Weekly listed this case as one of the five largest settlement cases in the State of Missouri for 2007.

Mr. Kingsland has successfully litigated numerous complex medical negligence, catastrophic injury and death cases in various state and federal courts both in Missouri and Kansas.

Presentations

  • Mental Health Expert Witness Strategies (Presentations on Three Topics): "Preparing Your Mental Health Expert Witness for Deposition," "Direct Examination of the Mental Health Expert," and "Deposing and Cross-Examining Opposing Forensic Mental Health Experts," nationally broadcasted video webcast presented by National Business Institute, November 7, 2013.
  • Medical Experts in Civil Litigation (Presentations on Two Topics): "Effective Use of Medical Experts" and "Deposing and Cross-Examining Opposing Medical Experts," nationally broadcasted video webcast presented by LawReview CLE, June 28, 2012. Rebroadcast on January 9, 2013.
  • Effective Use of Medical Records and Medical Experts in Civil Litigation (Presentations on Two Topics): "Effective Use of Medical Experts" and "Deposing and Cross-Examining Opposing Medical Experts," nationally broadcasted video webcast presented by the National Business Institute, February 22, 2012.
  • Medical Malpractice from A to Z (Presentations on Three Topics): "Effective Trial Preparation," "Tactical Trial Pointers," and "The Expert's Role: How to Make or Break Your Case," presentation sponsored by the National Business Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, June 17, 2011.
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury, Start to Finish (Presentations on Two Topics): "Personal Injury Settlements" and "Trial of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Case," presentation sponsored by the National Business Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, June 11, 2010.
  • Tackling Advanced Medical Malpractice Issues (Presentations on Two Topics): "Dynamic Techniques for Using Experts" and "Putting Your Skills to the Test," presentation sponsored by the National Business Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, May 15, 2009.
  • Handling the Auto Injury Claim (Presentations on Two Topics): "Settling the Claim Without Going to Court" and "Taking the Case to Trial," presentation sponsored by the National Business Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, October 30, 2008.
  • Tort Law Update: "Tort Reform: Effects on Your Practice," presentation sponsored by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Kansas City, Missouri, June 15, 2007.
  • MATA Trial Tips: "Opening Statement: Telling the Story," presentation sponsored by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Kansas City, Missouri, March 30, 2001.

Leland F. Dempsey

Lee Dempsey is a founding member of the firm and has practiced in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation for more than 25 years. He has achieved significant settlements and jury awards for clients in permanent and catastrophic injury cases and other high profile litigation in the Kansas City area.

Mr. Dempsey is routinely recognized by his legal peers for successful client advocacy, including designation in the law publications Best of the Bar, Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers and Outstanding Lawyers of America. He also received the AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell and listed in Strathmore's Who's Who of American Lawyers. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and is co-chair of its Amicus Committee.

Lee Dempsey is a 1982 graduate of Tulane University and is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas. He is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court in Missouri and Kansas, the United States Federal Court of Claims and the 8th and 10th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Read more about our partners and associate attorneys through the links below, or to learn about the qualified and friendly support staff working for you at Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C.

To contact our experienced lawyers about a serious injury or loved one's death in a free consultation, call our Kansas City, Missouri, office at 816-421-6868 or e-mail us.

Meet Our Medical Professionals

Jane O'Shaughnessy

Jane O'Shaughnessy, M.D. has been Dempsey & Kingsland's lead physician consultant since 1999.

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Cathy L. Brown

Cathy L. Brown, RN, BSN has performed medical research for Dempsey and Kingsland since 2003.

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