Paul  Redfearn

The Redfearn Law Firm, P.C.
The Redfearn Law Firm, P.C.
3731 Northeast Troon Drive
Lee's SummitMO 64064
(816) 421-5301
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Paul Redfearn is the Owner and President of The Redfearn Law Firm, P.C., founded in 1984. He has devoted his practice to representing individuals who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones as a result of medical negligence, defective and dangerous products, motor vehicle collisions, and dangerous conditions of property. He is an experienced civil trial lawyer, and is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Missouri, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit. Paul has tried civil cases in the courts of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota, and Wisconsin; and litigated civil jury cases in California, Georgia, Montana, North Carolina, and Texas.

Graduating from Southwest Missouri State University in 1973, Paul received a bachelor's degree in political science, and earned his law degree from Oklahoma City University in 1976. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1977, and in 1981, completed post-graduate training in trial practice with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He has successfully completed the testing and experience requirements for certification by the National Board of Trial Advocates, and currently holds a Certificate in Civil Trial Advocacy. He has earned the rank of "Advocate" with the American Board of Trial Advocates. Paul has also been honored with the highest rating of Martindale-Hubbell, an "AV" rating.

Paul served as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys from 1992 to 1993, and has served as a member of its Board of Governors or Executive Committee since 1986. He is also a Sustaining Member in the American Association for Justice . He is a Charter Member of the Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has served that organization as Treasurer from 1989-1996, and President in 1997. Paul is a member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. He is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association.

Community service is important to the members of this firm, and Paul is a member of the Board of Directors of LEAP, "Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance," serving as its Treasurer since 1994, and in 1998 was appointed by Governor Mel Carnahan to serve on the Board of Governors for Southwest Missouri State University for a six year term.

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury

Litigation

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certification/Specialties:

Certificate in Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocates

Bar Admissions:

Missouri, 1977

U.S. District Court District of Kansas

U.S. District Court District of North Dakota

U.S. District Court District of Montana

U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1981

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education:

Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1976 J.D.

Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, 1973 B.S Major: Political Science

Published Works:

Missouri Trial Tactics, Chapter 7, "Voir Dire", University of Missouri-Kansas City UMKC/CLE, 1986

Missouri Products Liability Handbook, Chapter 8 "Pretrial: Discovery/Interrogatories", University of Missouri-Kansas City UMKC/CLE, 1987

Closing Argument, Vol. 57, No. 4, UMKC Law Review UMKC, 1989

Representative Cases:

Drabik v. Stanley Bostitch, 796 F.Supp. 1271 (W.D. Mo. 1992)

Preston v. Montana 18th Judicial District Court, 936 P.2d 814 (Supr. Ct. Mont. 1997)

Gerow v. Chrysler Corporation, 987 S.W.2d 359 (Mo. App. W.D. 1992)

Lashmet v. McQueary, 954 S.W.2d 546 (Mo. App. S.D. 1997)

Loulos v. Ford Motor Company, 882 S.W.2d 149 (Mo. App. W.D. 1994)

Burns v. Smith, 214 S.W. 3d 335 (Mo. 2007)

Williams v. Silvola, 234 S.W. 3d 396 (Mo. App. W.D. 2007)

Don Keegan v. Ceco, (U.S. District Court Kansas )

Swearingen v. Waddle, (State Court, Panama City, Florida )

Doboon v. Thompkins, (Jackson County, Missouri )

Murphy v. Lake Ozark General Hospital, (Camdenton, Missouri )

Smiley v. Drake Scruggs and MTI, (Jackson County, Missouri )

DeMoss v. Dean Machinery Co., (Jackson County, Missouri )

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Master, Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 1998 - Present

Speaker, Annual Update on the Law, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 42nd Annual Convention, 2000

Speaker, Annual Update on the Law, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 41st Annual Convention, 1999

Speaker, Annual Update on the Law, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 40th Annual Convention, 1998

Voir Dire, Products Liability Seminar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 1998

Direct and Cross Examination of Plaintiff's Expert's, Civil Jury Trial Demonstration, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1998

Speaker, Annual Update on the Law, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 39th Annual Convention, 1997

Speaker, Annual Update on the Law, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 38th Annual Convention, 1996

How to Try a Personal Injury Lawsuit, Voir Dire, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1995

Honors and Awards:

Rank of "Advocate" with the American Board of Trial Advocates

Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rating

Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Life Member, Who's Who in American Law

Missouri & Kansas SuperLawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, CLE Committee, 1987 - 1990 Chairman

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Membership Committee, 1990 - 1991 Co-Chairman

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Legislative Committee, 1991 - 1992 President-Elect, and Chairman

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 1992 - 1993 President

American Association for Justice Sustaining Member

National Board of Trial Advocates, 1997 - Present Civil Trial Advocate

American Bar Association, Litigation Section Member

Missouri Bar Association Member

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Member

Past Employment Positions:

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, CLE Committee, Chairman, 1987 - 1990

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Membership Committee, Co-Chairman, 1990 - 1991

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Legislative Committee, President-Elect, and Chairman, 1991 - 1992

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, President, 1992 - 1993

American Board of Trial Advocates, Treasurer, Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter, 1990 - 1995

American Board of Trial Advocates, National Board Representative-Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas, 1995 - 1996

American Board of Trial Advocates, President, Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter, 1996 - 1997

Fraternities/Sororities:

Sigma Chi

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