- Insurance Litigation, Management and Supervision
- Personal Injury Defense
- Trucking Litigation
|University ||University of Missouri, Kansas City, B.A., Psychology; Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Trial Academy, 1994|
|Law School||University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1991; Law Review|
|Admitted||1991, Missouri; 1992, Kansas|
Memberships and Affiliations
American, Kansas City and Missouri Bar Associations; Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
|Born||Independence, Missouri, November 12, 1966|
In his 20 years of experience, the primary concentration of Mr. Fields' practice has been defense of companies in insurance coverage litigation, serious personal injury claims including trucking accidents, and commercial litigation involving employment disputes and the protection of trade secrets.
Prior to joining Kutak Rock, Mr. Fields served as in-house counsel for two of the nation's largest insurers, both of whom continue to be active clients. Since joining Kutak Rock he has represented plaintiffs who have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements and has obtained defense verdicts for clients facing millions of dollars in potential exposure.
Mr. Fields has extensive trial experience, having served as lead trial attorney in over 40 civil lawsuits taken to verdict. Over 80% of the time he has obtained either a defense verdict or a verdict for an amount less than his client's last offer before trial.
Mr. Fields' education is from the University of Missouri, where he was a recipient of the Ruben M. Hulen Scholarship and Missouri Curator's Scholarship. Professional awards include the Kansas City Best of Bar, the Wilbur L. Pollard Law Review Honor Award and the University of Missouri Scholar's Award. He is a native of the Kansas City area, where he stays heavily involved in local legal organizations.
•Lead counsel in the defense and prosecution of civil litigation.
•Signficant experience as first chair counsel in cases tried to a jury, resulting in favorable decisions on the client's behalf.
•Authoring briefs and arguing before the Kansas Court of Appeals, Kansas Supreme Court and Missouri Courts of Appeals.
•Represents clients in Missouri and Kansas state courts, as well as federal courts throughout the Midwest.
Named a Kansas City Best of Bar by theKansas City Business Journal
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