The Team You Need for the Results You Deserve Kansas City's Leading Medical Malpractice & Serious Personal Injury Firm

About Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C.

Kansas City Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Attorneys

The legal team at Dempsey & Kingsland works to ensure that the injured are fully compensated for their lasting injuries from medical malpractice or other negligence. We push for comprehensive damages that anticipate the long-term needs of our clients, rather than taking a quick settlement out of convenience.

Our experience and resources enable us to establish the negligence that caused an injury and calculate fair damages for the physical, financial and personal impact. Helping the seriously injured is the sole focus of our law practice here at Dempsey & Kingsland. With over 80 years of combined experience, our skilled Kansas City injury attorneys enable clients to stand up for their rights and demand full compensation.


Get started on your case today by scheduling a free consultation. Call (816) 484-3776 today.

A Strong Team Advocating for Your Rights

Trial lawyers Leland Dempsey and Robert Kingsland have more than 80 years of experience and a record of significant verdicts and settlements in a wide spectrum of cases, including medical malpractice, vaccine injuries, nursing home negligence, car accidents, and motorcycle wrecks. We have successfully obtained multimillion-dollar recoveries for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases.

Our Medical Professionals work exclusively with our law firm

From years of hands-on experience in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, our Kansas City personal injury lawyers are fluent in the technical medical terminology on which compensation may hinge, as well as the legal and insurance issues. Dempsey & Kingsland also has an exclusive relationship with two medical professionals who are intimately involved in virtually every client’s case.

  • Jane O’Shaughnessy, M.D., is a board-certified physician who has served as a physician consultant to our firm since 1999. Her sterling credentials include 17 years as the former chair of emergency medicine at a major New York hospital. Dr. O’Shaughnessy evaluates our accident cases to identify the key medical aspects we address in a claim for compensation.
  • Cathy L. Brown, RN, BSN, has conducted medical research for Dempsey & Kingsland as our nurse consultant since 2003. Her distinguished career in nursing spans more than 35 years in pediatrics, neonatology, cardiology, and surgery, including working with cardiac surgery pioneer Michael DeBakey. Her insights and bedside manner are invaluable when working with clients to determine their future needs.

In addition, our firm has also cultivated a nationwide network of top professionals in many fields, including accident reconstructionists, medical specialists, life care planners, and economists. These experts help us convince insurance companies or juries of liability and add value to our clients’ claims by illustrating all the tangible ways that a serious injury impacts their life.

A Personal Touch

Dempsey & Kingsland provides courtroom muscle and resources on par with bigger firms, but our partners are personally involved in each case and remain accessible to clients. Our offices are conveniently located in Kansas City, with free parking available. We always offer a free consultation, including evening or weekend appointments, and we can visit seriously injured clients or their family advocates at their home or hospital.

Call (816) 484-3776 or contact us online to see how we can help you heal.

Client Testimonials

When We Make the Case for Our Clients
They Make the Case For Us
  • “My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Mr. Kingsland. Felt like he was on our side from day one.”

    Bill E.

  • “I would always recommend Bob to anyone with a serious injury who needed an attorney.”

    Mary A.

  • “You Mr. Kingsland personally demonstrated courage, candor, and legal ability to achieve this result on my behalf.”

    Reith B.

  • “Mr. Kingsland and Mr. Akins were able to get me fully compensated for my injuries.”

    Edmund S.

  • “I am unbelievably grateful that we had such an outstanding attorney and staff to support us and help us through this experience!”

    Brittny O

  • “I will never hesitate to refer Mr. Kingsland to anyone who is in need of a professional attorney and law firm.”

    John J.

  • “We were both very pleased with how quickly this matter was settled and are comfortable with the settlement amount.”

    Patricia L.

  • “From our initial encounter to the day of settlement, I was extremely impressed by his professionalism.”

    J. Mattonen

  • “Thank you Mr. Kingsland for the opportunity to mediate the case yesterday.”

    Thomas V. B.

  • “Outstanding”

    Cherie N.

  • “I am very grateful.”

    Cindy P.

  • “Your reputation for being the best was certainly demonstrated throughout this whole process.”

    Kaye H.

  • “I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney for representation in a medical malpractice case or a personal injury case.”

    Gina R.

  • “Once again I can’t thank you all enough. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. ”

    Cieara J.

  • “I would recommend him to a friend. A great staff.”

    Stan G.

Why Choose Dempsey & Kingsland

Put Experience on Your Side
  • Proven Record of Success in Cases Like Yours

  • More than 80 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Dr. O’Shaughnessy & Cathy Brown RN Work with Us From Start to Finish

  • Accessible Attorneys that are Involved in Each Case

Verdicts & Settlements

Your Victories are Our Victories
  • $43.1 Million Settlement Vaccine leads to Paralysis/Quadriplegia
  • $7,326,934.00 Recovery Vaccine leads to cardiac/respiratory arrest and brain damage
  • $7.25 Million Settlement $7.25 million awarded family of worker who fell to his death from high rise building
  • $7 Million Settlement Breach of Policy Coverage/Bad Faith Claim
  • $5 Million Settlement Truck-Car Fatality Collision
  • $4 Million Settlement Head-on Collision
  • $2.69 Million Combined Settlements Elective Surgery Fraud/Malpractice
  • $2.3 million cumulative settlements Bariatric surgeries
  • $1.85 million settlement Worker Crushed by Forklift While Visiting Industrial Plant
  • $1.83 million recovery Vaccine Leads to Spinal Injury

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • Keenan Trial Institute
  • American Association for Justice
  • MATA - Helping to Balance the Scales of Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Best of the Bar
  • AV Peer Review Rated - AV - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers