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Civil Litigation & Insurance Defense

MVP’s Civil Litigation & Insurance Defense group comprises experienced attorneys and paralegals who aggressively work to resolve claims in the public and private sectors.

Tort Liability & Casualty

Bad faith claims. General negligence claims. Property and casualty insurance claims. MVP is one of the Midwest’s preeminent insurance defense firms, adept at handling all forms of tort litigation for insurers and self-insured corporate clients, including automobile, comprehensive general liability, professional responsibility in errors and omissions, officers’ and directors’ liability, municipal liability, product liability, toxic tort and environmental claims. The firm also handles repetitive stress injury claims, as well as securities litigation, life, health, accident, fire and home owners’ claims.

Our occupational accident teams perform policy analysis and claim investigations and defend policy actions and bad faith claims that arise in state and federal court jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Tort Liability
MVP’s tort liability defense group includes a staff of experienced attorneys and paralegals who aggressively work to resolve claims and coverage concerns in such areas as bad faith claims, excess and surplus lines claims, general negligence claims, property and casualty insurance claims, reinsurance matters and other insurance disputes.

Professional Liability
We defend professionals faced with malpractice or malfeasance claims. The firm has successfully defended investment advisors and broker clients in the securities industry against claims brought by investors, engineers, architects, attorneys and accountants.

Directors and Officers Liability
As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of care.” MVP attorneys advise corporate, individual and government clients concerning the fiduciary duties of directors and officers of corporations (along with others with fiduciary responsibilities). Our clients include individuals in banking, financial services, and a broad spectrum of for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Trucking and Transportation
We assist trucking companies of all sizes, from local delivery companies to national trucking corporations, in a wide variety of legal issues faced in today’s heavily regulated and litigious climate. Our experience includes driver and equipment compliance, labor and employment issues, carriage contracts, leases, property damage, and personal injury litigation.

Our attorneys have a proven track record of representing transportation clients in claims involving the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA), grade cross collision, trespasser actions, and other third-party injury claims. We consult with and defend transportation companies against hundreds of FELA actions, including multiple amputations and death actions, and we remain at the forefront of litigation defense through research and resources in transportation law.

Product Liability
MVP represents manufacturers, distributors and retailers in a wide variety of product liability cases, successfully defending clients in cases involving agricultural products, asbestos, automotive and transportation, Benzene, construction products, consumer products, electrical products, firearms, heating and cooling equipment, industrial and agricultural equipment, medical devices and pharmaceutical products, power plants, propane and natural gas, tires, waste management, and many other products.

Construction Defect
Our attorneys represent owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other construction professionals in a wide variety of litigation, ranging from cases involving nuclear power plants to claims by homeowners. Our cases include design and construction defects, contract and subcontract issues, mechanic’s and other liens, bond claims, insurance claims and many other issues.


Locations

Kansas City, KS

(913) 371-3838

Kansas City, MO

(816) 912-4446

St. Louis, MO

(314) 621-1133

Springfield, IL

(314) 621–1133

Des Moines, IA

(515) 823–0800

Omaha, NE

(402) 408-1340

Tulsa, OK

(918) 771-4465

Springfield, MO

(417) 865-0007