Jeffrey M. Kuntz
Jeff Kuntz is a partner at Wagstaff & Cartmell with a broad litigation practice that has emphasis in the areas of professional liability, products liability, mass torts, drug and medical device litigation and personal injury cases.
has significant jury trial experience, including participating in cases with multi-million dollar damage claims for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Over the last several years, four of the cases Jeff
helped try to a verdict have been listed by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly in its annual listing of the Top Verdicts of the Year.
has been listed on both the Defendant's Top Verdicts and the Plaintiff's Top Verdicts (Dick v. The Children's Mercy Hospital; Mitchell v. Joseph Evans, et al.; Beatty v. Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, et al.; and Phillip Sgroi v. Saint Louis University, et al.).
Jeff is currently a member of the Plaintiff's Steering Committee and helped try the first Bellwether case in the multi-district litigation, In Re: Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 1842).
He is also currently a member of the Plaintiff's Steering Committee in the Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP) 4615 In Re: Infusion Pump Cases.
Jeff is also a member of the Science Committee in the multi-district litigation In Re Yasmin and Yas (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Pracitces and Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2100)
Jeff was the 2010 recipient of the Thomas J. Conway Award, an award presented annually by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association to a trial lawyer who "exemplifies 1.) Outstanding trial skills and 2.) The ability to be a fierce advocate and a good friend to opposing counsel at the same time.
has routinely been honored as one of the Kansas City Business Journal's
"Best of the Bar" and has been included in the Kansas City Super Lawyers' Edition.
Jeff was born in Seattle ,Washington and grew up in the Kansas City area.
He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Psychology in 1996 and received his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2000.
second year of law school, Jeff
spent the spring semester studying in England as part of the London Law Consortium
After working as a law clerk for Wagstaff & Cartmell during his third year of law school, Jeff began private practice with the firm in the fall of 2000.
Jeff became a partner with the firm in 2007.
is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansasas well as the United States District Court of Kansas and the United States District Court of Missouri, Eastern and Western Districts.
He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
Jeffrey M. Kuntz