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Morrow Willnauer Klosterman Church, LLC
8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 300
Kansas City, Missouri 64114Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 816-382-1382
Fax: 816-382-1383
http://mwklaw.com
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Established: 1999

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Class Actions
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Public Entities
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transactional Law
  • Transportation
  • Trucking Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
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About Us
At Morrow Willnauer Klosterman Church, the client relationship comes first. We've built our practice on this simple belief, and we continue to grow and prosper as a result.

MWKC serves commercial, government and individual clients in civil litigation, workers' compensation and corporate law. We have offices in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Omaha, but represent our clients regionally and nationally.

We solve problems. We vindicate rights. We are skilled litigators. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal service, tireless representation and superior results at a fair price. We have the experience and expertise, the resources, and most importantly, the commitment to best serve your interests.

We invite you to learn more about MWKC through our website or by scheduling a personal consultation.
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Additional Locations
St. Louis, Missouri
500 North Broadway, Suite 1420
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Telephone: 314-561-7300
Fax: 314-875-9215
mwklaw.com
Omaha, Nebraska
1299 Farnam Street, Suite 250
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Telephone: 402-934-0100
Fax: 402-330-1425
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Insurance Clients
The Bar PlanFarmers Insurance Company
Federated Mutual Insurance CompanyHartford Casualty Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyShelter Insurance Companies
Travelers Insurance Companies
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Personnel Information
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James C. Morrow
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1983
  • Kansas, 1988
  • Nebraska, 2003
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
Best Lawyers in America 2015
Practice Areas: Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Creditors' Rights, Employment Law, Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Professional Liability,Trucking

Trials: Jim has tried in excess of 75 jury trials and often serves as an arbitrator and mediator.

Special Designations: AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory; American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Best of the Bar/Kansas City Super Lawyers; Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers; Missouri Bar – Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Performance Evaluation Committee; International Order of Barristers; Themis Advocates Group

Jim is a speaker on legal topics including bad faith litigation, wrongful death litigation, damages, and trial strategy and presentation.
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors, 2004-2012)
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • International Order of Barristers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Publications:
  • Author: "Perjured Alibi Testimony: The Defense Attorney's Conflicting Duties," 48 Missouri Law Review 257, 1983
Education:
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S./B.A., 1980
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1983
Law Review:
Note and Comment Editor, Missouri Law Review (1982 and 1983)
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Gary J. Willnauer
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1988
  • Connecticut, 1989
  • Kansas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
Practice Areas: Auto Dealers, Construction Law, Insurance Coverage, Mechanics' Liens, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Employment Law

Trials: Gary has tried in excess of 50 jury and bench trials, and has successfully handled many appeals.

Special Designations: AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory; Super Lawyer (since its inception in 2005); Super Lawyer-Corporate Counsel Edition
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors, 2012-Present)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Park College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1984
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1988
Honors:
Order of Barristers; Recipient of the Terry Thomas Trial Practice Achievement Award; UMKC National Trial Competition Team; Urban Lawyers Contributor
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M. Joan Klosterman
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1988
  • Kansas, 1989
  • Nebraska, 2003
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Insurance Coverage

Special Designations: AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory; Super Lawyer – Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009; Super Lawyer, 2008

Joan also serves as an adjunct professor at UMKC School of Law teaching "Introduction to Workers’ Compensation".


Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Self-Insured Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • Avila College, B.A., 1973
  • Avila College, M.S., 1983
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1988
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Daniel F. Church
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Kansas, 1984
  • Missouri, 1985
  • Nebraska, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Toxic Torts, Railroad Law, Transportation

Trials: Dan has tried more than 50 cases before juries and represented civil clients in 15 states. He is also national counsel for bad faith and asbestos cases.

Special Designations: AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory; Selected by peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America"; Super Lawyer

Dan is a speaker on legal topics including association law, ethics and values in the workplace, negotiating employment contracts, negotiating severance agreements, bad faith insurance, wrongful death issues, and federal civil procedure.

He also authors codes of ethics for professional associations and boards of directors.
Memberships:
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Kansas, B.S., 1976
  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1984
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Michael T. Moulder
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1995
  • Kansas, 1996
Practice Areas: Automobile, Trucking, Railroad Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Mechanics' Liens, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability

Trials: Todd has tried over 15 jury and bench trials.

Special Designations: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Torts Committee; Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • University of Missouri, B.S./B.A., 1992
  • University of Missouri, J.D., 1995
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Thomas G. Munsell
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1994
  • Kansas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2004
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Product Liability, Professional Liability

Special Designations: The Missouri Bar (Workers' Compensation Committee, 2007-present; Young Lawyers Section Council, 1997-2004; Executive Committee, 1998-2001; Chair, Workers' Compensation Brochure Task Force, 2000-2002; Delegate, Board of Governors, 1998-2000; YLS Chair Award, 1999-2000); KCMBA (Worker's Compensation Section, 2010-present); Lawyers Association of Kansas City (YLS Executive Board, 1998-2000; YLS Treasurer, 1999-2000; CLE Committee Chairperson, 1998-2000); AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar (Worker's Compensation Committee)
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Worker's Compensation Committee)
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S./B.A., 1991
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1994
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Peggy A. Wilson
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1998
  • Kansas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Practice Areas: Employment Law, Professional Malpractice, Construction Law, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Mechanics' Liens

Special Designations: Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court; Themis Advocates Group
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Avila College, B.A., 1990
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1998
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Randall W. Schroer
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Kansas, 1986
  • Missouri, 1987
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Insurance Coverage

Trials: Randy has handled in excess of 100 administrative hearings in Kansas and Missouri.

Special Designations: Distinguished rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory; "10 Best" Worker's Compensation Attorney for Client Satisfaction in Missouri
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., 1981
  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 1986
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Deborah F. O'Connor
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1997
  • Kansas, 1998
Practice Areas: Missouri Rule 17 Certified Mediation (General Civil), Appellate, Class Action, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Defense of MMPA and KCPA Claims, Insurance Coverage, Jury Instructions, Professional Liability
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Iowa, B.A., 1991
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 1997
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Carolyn M. McCarthy
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1989
  • Kansas, 2006
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Education:
  • Creighton University, B.S., 1984
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1988
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Karie E. Casey
Kansas City, MO
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1991
  • Illinois, 1993
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • Saint Mary's College, B.A., 1985
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1990
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