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Founded in 1996, The Klamann Law Firm has been designated class-counsel in several certified Class Action cases, including ERISA, securities fraud, employment discrimination, toxic tort, consumer fraud, and environmental cases.
In addition, our attorneys have handled numerous complex, multi-party cases in the personal injury and business tort areas. And our practice is exclusively plaintiff-oriented so that we may concentrate on the principles of justice for victims.
We are admitted in the states of Missouri and Kansas and have acted as lead counsel in numerous multi-million dollar civil actions. We also have been associated by other law firms in cases where the combined verdicts and settlements total more than a quarter of a billion dollars. Our firm also enjoys an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell.
Contact us today to see what The Klamann Law Firm can do for you to protect your rights.
John M. Klamann is the founder and President of The Klamann Law Firm, P.A. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1978 where he was President of the Student Bar Association, awarded the Glen W. Dickenson Scholarship, and a recipient of the Justice Donnan Stevenson American Judicature Award. He is a member of the American Bar Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Missouri Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Missouri, the Supreme Court of Kansas, the United States District Courts for the Western District of Missouri and the District of Kansas, and the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals. He has also been admitted Pro Hoc Vice for jury trials in multiple Federal and State courts around the United States.
In addition to his practice at The Klamann Law Firm, Mr. Klamann has previously been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law where he taught “Complex Litigation”. He is the author of three Am Jur Trials articles on trying complex cases: J. Klamann, “Broker-Dealer Fraud: Churning,” 36 Am Jur Trials 1 (1988); J. Klamann and K. McClain, “Cost Recovery Litigation: Abatement of Asbestos Contamination,” 40 Am Jur Trials 317 (1990); and J. Klamann and B. Braud, “Third-Party Accountant Liability: Prospective Financial Statements Used in Securities Offerings,” 45 Am Jur Trials 113 (1992). In addition, Mr. Klamann has been a frequent speaker at CLE seminars, EPA-sponsored educational programs on asbestos, and other national conferences of doctors, industrial hygienists, engineers, and other professional groups. He is currently working on a Handbook of Complex Litigation.
Mr. Klamann has been included in the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” listing every year since its inception in 2002. Mr. Klamann has also been listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” for more than ten years. He has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World. He has also been listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri by the American Trial Lawyers’ Association and he has been a “Top 50” lawyer in “Super Lawyers.” He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been rated “AV Preeminent” for the past fifteen years and “AV” for more than 20 years by Martindale Hubbell.
Mr. Klamann is 58 years old. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife Brigid. He has six children.
Andy Schermerhorn graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 2009 where he was a member of the Order of Barristers, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and a member of the Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Schermerhorn served as a intern under the Honorable Sandra Midkiff, 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, and for the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri, Kansas City. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in the States of Missouri and Kansas and has been admitted Pro Hoc Vice in the State of Illinois.
Paul D. Anderson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in May 2012. While in law school, he interned for Senior U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith at the Western District of Missouri and at the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of the Solicitor. He is licensed to practice in the State of Missouri.
Paul is an accomplished writer, lecturer and legal analyst on concussion litigation. During his last year of law school, he immersed himself in the medical and legal issues involving concussions in sports. Noting the emerging area of sport concussion injury litigation, Paul created the website, NFLConcussionLitigation.com. It has become the “go-to source” for chronicling the litigation against the NFL and NCAA.
Paul is also the Editor of Concussion Litigation Reporter. The national media regularly seeks his insight, and he has been a panelist at multiple CLEs and sports law symposiums discussing the NFL and NCAA concussion litigation.
When Paul is not busy studying and practicing law, you can find him cheering on his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, mountain biking, cycling or golfing.
Appearances, Lectures, Presentations and Commentary:
- Panelist, Concussion & Sports Litigation, Arizona State’s College of Law’s 3rd Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law
- Panelist, Offensive Holding: Former NFL Players and Today’s Growing Concussion Litigation, West Legal Ed
- Moderator, NFL Concussion Litigation – The Science of Sport, Perrin Conferences
- Lecturer, Sports Management class at Northwestern University
- Presenter, Chicago Bar Ass’n Sports Lawyers Conference
- Panelist, Building the Case – A Legal and Medical Background of Concussions, Moorad Sports Law Symposium – Concussion Conundrum, Villanova University School of Law, March 15, 2013
- Panelist, NFL Concussion Litigation, University of Connecticut School of Law, March 28, 2013
- Panelist, Safety First?! The Legal Implications of Concussions in Professional Sports, 16th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, University of Miami School of Law, April 6, 2013
- Q & A, NFL Concussion Litigation with Paul Anderson, Sports Law Talk
- Q & A, Smoking Guns, Big Tobacco, and the Demise of Football: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the NFL Concussion Litigation, The Legal Blitz
- Q & A, NFL Trial in Seau Death Lawsuit Could be a Decade Away, Expert Says, Carlsbad Patch
- SiriusXM NFL Radio Blitz
- Hockey Night in Canada on Sirius/XM
- SportsBiz Today
- ESPN Radio
- Canadian Television (CTV)
- Courts and Sports, WOKV 690 am
- Quoted by ESPN, Sports Business Journal, Forbes.com, Washington Times, USA Today, NFL.com, The Hollywood Reporter, KC Star, National Post and many more.
- Profiled by The Pitch and Slate’s Hang up and Listen
Hannah Klamann graduated from the University of Kansas in 2008 with two (2) Bachelors degrees (Strategic Communications and French Language). She has been the firm’s Office Administrator/Manager since 2012. Before coming to the Klamann Law Firm, she was an award-winning Administrative Assistant for Cerner Corporation.
Carol Armstrong attended the Paralegal Studies Program at Rockhurst College and is the paralegal for The Klamann Law Firm. She has been with the firm since 2001 and has more than 30 years paralegal experience. Currently, she administers the Firm’s asbestos civil docket, processes asbestos bankruptcy claims for the Firm’s clients, and is responsible for the firm’s library of more than 3,000 medical articles.
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being a force of nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making me happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and, as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.”
- George Bernard Shaw