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Brett Simon represents companies of all sizes and industries in personal injury cases and commercial disputes at all stages of litigation. Whether it’s a pre-suit investigation, a wrongful death claim, a breach of contract, a serious injury, or a consumer protection issue, Brett draws upon his broad base of litigation experience to efficiently reach a favorable resolution. Recognizing that litigation is a team effort, Brett works collaboratively with the other professionals on his team to develop the best strategy available. Brett also takes a pro-active approach to his clients’ goals by using amicus briefs in key appellate cases to encourage changes in precedent or new interpretations of law.

Representative Experience:
  • Successfully negotiated a walk-away settlement on behalf of a non-profit organization sued by a vendor
  • Obtained successful appellate affirmance of defense verdict in medical malpractice case, with the unanimous opinion issued only twelve days after oral argument
  • Obtained successful appellate affirmance of defense verdict in a breach of warranty case involving issues of first impression related to an insurance company’s subrogation rights
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of client after a filing summary judgment motion in a case with multi-million dollar exposure potential. 

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • USDC, District of Kansas Bankruptcy

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • University of South Dakota, B.A., with honors, 2012

Memberships & Activities

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Amicus Committee

Awards & Recognition

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2019

News & Events

Baker Sterchi Welcomes Brett Simon in Kansas City

10.19.20 | Brett Simon joins Baker Sterchi's Kansas City office as an associate attorney, representing companies in personal injury cases and commercial disputes. He has over five years of experience handling pre-suit investigations, serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, breach of contract actions, and consumer protection issues.

Blog Posts

Natural Gas Company Cannot Evade Anti-Indemnification Statute's Application in Dispute with Utility Locator after JJ's Restaurant Explosion

10.05.21 | More than eight years after the Country Club Plaza district in Kansas City, Missouri was rocked by a gas line explosion that destroyed JJ's Restaurant, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled that utility-locating company USIC has no duty to indemnify natural gas company Spire.

Western District of Texas provides insureds with "out" to skirt federal jurisdiction in COVID-19 business interruption coverage cases

10.20.20 | In Orsatti v. Allstate, the Western District of Texas remanded a COVID-19 business interruption coverage case back to state court, finding the lawsuit properly stated a cause of action against the individual claims adjuster. The adjuster, who was alleged to have failed to fully investigate the insured's business interruption claim before issuing a denial, was a citizen of the same state as the insured thereby depriving the federal court of subject matter jurisdiction.
 
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