Paula L. Brown

Contact Info


Assistant

Waunita L. Lund


Practice Focus

Business & Commercial Litigation

Health Care Litigation

Transportation Litigation


Education

J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1996

Managing Editor, UMKC Law Review; Staff Member, The Urban Lawyer

Order of the Coif (Top 10%)

Honors B.A., Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism, University of Utah, 1987


Membership

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Association of Women Lawyers of KC

Kansas Trial Lawyers Association

Johnson County Bar Association

Missouri Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

Lawyers Association of Kansas City (President-2006)

Lawyers Association of Kansas City Foundation (President-2007)


Publications & Presentations

Never Give In: Missouri’s New Attempt at Medical Malpractice Caps (CLE Presentation)

Note published in UMKC Law Review


Awards & Recognition

Annette Moore Award for highest grade in Commercial Transactions

John L. Sheldon Award for outstanding appellate advocacy

Top grade in Federal Jurisdiction

Lawyers Association of Kansas City Public Service Award

Paula is a seasoned trial lawyer who focuses her practice in the areas of medical malpractice litigation, business litigation, and FELA litigation.

“All cases are ultimately stories to be told. We are passionate about transforming our clients’ stories into winning strategies.”

After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in broadcast journalism but prior to attending law school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Paula worked as a news anchor and reporter for KODE-TV in Joplin, Missouri. Unbeknownst to her at the time, Paula’s on-air broadcasting experience would help develop and refine many of the invaluable skills that cause her to excel as a trial lawyer, including the ability to communicate clearly and react quickly on her feet. As one of her former clients stated, Paula has an “honorable presence in the courtroom and a tenacious attention to detail” while also being “quick and agile in dealing with the ebb and flow in the courtroom.”

Before joining the firm in 2018, Paula first-chaired or second-chaired several jury trials, many of which were significant and high-exposure medical negligence cases.

Results

  • Defended and obtained defense verdict in Buchanan County, Missouri, for surgeon from whom plaintiff sought significant damages, alleging her ureter was crushed during surgery on ovaries. Obtained unanimous defense verdict following jury trial.
  • Successfully defended insurance company in action brought by Attorney General of Pennsylvania seeking more than $3 million in damages and penalties for alleged consumer protection violations.
  • Served as lead counsel and successfully defended gynecologist who allegedly burned patient with heat-sterilized speculum during gynecological surgery.
  • Obtained entry of directed verdict after close of plaintiff’s evidence in jury trial of premises liability action against hospital.
  • Obtained substantial confidential settlement for client who sustained injuries to testicle due to wheelchair fall in transport van.
  • Appellate briefing and oral argument before Missouri Court of Appeals and Missouri Supreme Court.
  • Representation of licensee before Missouri State Board of Nursing

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.

1100 Walnut Street, Suite 1950
Kansas City, MO 64106
P: 816 / 268-9400  F: 816 / 268-9409