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Morrow Willnauer Church, LLC

8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 300, Kansas City, Missouri 64114

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
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Transportation/Trucking Liability

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About Us

At Morrow Willnauer 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.

MWC 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 MWC through our website or by scheduling a personal consultation.

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Additional Locations

  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • 500 North Broadway, Suite 1500
  • St. Louis, Missouri 63102
    • Telephone: 314-561-7300
    • Fax: 314-875-9215
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1299 Farnam Street, Suite 900
  • Omaha, Nebraska 68102-1867
    • Telephone: 402-934-0100
    • Fax: 402-330-1425

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Members


James C. Morrow

Kansas City, MO

Years of Experience: 35

Admitted
  • Missouri, 1983
  • Kansas, 1988
  • Nebraska, 2003
  • 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 Litigation/Coverage Analysis, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Professional Liability & Malpractice,Trucking Litigation

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 Business Journal; 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, 2004-2011)
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • International Order of Barristers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
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

Years of Experience: 30

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 Dealer Liability, Construction Law, Insurance Coverage Analysis, 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 Lawyer Contributor

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Daniel F. Church

Kansas City, MO

Years of Experience: 34

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 and Business Law, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Toxic Tort Litigation, Railroad Law, Transportation Law, Insurance Defense

Trials: Dan has tried more than 75 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
  • Professional Liability Defense Foundation
  • 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

Years of Experience: 23

Admitted
  • Missouri, 1995
  • Kansas, 1996
Practice Areas: Automobile/Trucking/Railroad Litigation, Business/Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Mechanics' Liens, Insurance Liability/Coverage Analysis, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability/Malpractice

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

Years of Experience: 24

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

Years of Experience: 20

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
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Avila College, B.A., 1990
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1998

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Karie E. Casey

St. Louis, MO

Years of Experience: 27

Admitted
  • Missouri, 1991
  • Illinois, 1992
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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Associates



Blake H. Butner

Jaudon R. Godsey

Hillary Hyde

Joanna Orscheln

Laura A. Rhea

Lindsay A. Schermer

Aaron R. Schuman


Of Counsel



Kristan M. Dames

Stanley B. Gillespie

Julie Jorgensen

Claudio E. Molteni

Thomas Moore

Kim M. Parks


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