Curtis R. Summers: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Curtis R. Summers

Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Labor & Employment
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8359
Fax: 816.983.8080
University Kansas State University, B.S., 2002; Note and Comment Editor, 2004-2005
Law SchoolUniversity of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2005; Kansas Law Review, 2003-2005
Admitted2005, Kansas; 2006, Missouri; 2005, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 2006, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2010, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

•Heartland Labor and Employment Institute

•Kansas Bar Association

•The Missouri Bar


As a member of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals team, Curtis focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. In this role, he both counsels employers on human resources issues and defends them in employment-related litigation. He has obtained summary judgment on behalf of employers in federal and state court actions involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other claims. Curtis has also obtained favorable resolutions for employers in various matters before federal, state and local administrative agencies and assisted employers in alternative dispute resolution.

Awards and Recognitions

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, Rising Star, 2012, 2013


The Hon. Kathryn H. Vratil, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2005

• The Hon. G. Thomas VanBebber, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2004-2005

Business Insights

Business Insights

6.26.14 U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government Employees

6.11.14 Corporate Counsel CLE
Seminar Kansas City, MO

10.02.13 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar Kansas City, MO

4.20.12 Issues in Higher Education
Seminar Kansas City, MO

10.13.11 OSHA Issues New Internal Whistleblower Investigation Manual

10.12.11 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar Kansas City, MO

1.01.10 Heartland Labor & Employment Institute Symposium
Speaking Engagement

1.01.09 Missouri Courts Bulletin

1.01.05 53 Kansas Law Review 509

In The News

1.07.14 Husch Blackwell Announces New Partners for 2014
News Release

10.16.13 In Missouri, 76 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
News Release

10.15.12 A Combined 84 Husch Blackwell Attorneys are Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Missouri and Nebraska
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11.22.11 Compliance Week: Curtis Summers Encourages Employers to Heed OSHA's Increased Whistleblower Protection
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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government EmployeesClarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government Employees
Curtis R. Summers, July 1, 2014
On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Lane v. Franks, a case closely watched by public employers, institutions of higher education, and employment lawyers. The case is about First Amendment-protected speech for government employees and qualified immunity for...
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Curtis R. Summers

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112


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