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Law Firm in Kansas City, MO
816-421-6620

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About This Firm

Biography

The expertise of Walters, Bender, Strohbehn & Vaughan, P.C. is trial work. Our firm, located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, enjoys a national reputation for professional integrity and for the efficient and responsible prosecution or defense of our clients' rights and claims. We have achieved the highest rating in Martindale Hubbell.

The attorneys in the Firm have conducted numerous jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations in jurisdictions all over the United States. Our lawyers possess outstanding credentials and have repeatedly been acknowledge for their achievements.

Areas of emphasis within the Firm include complex and class action litigation, commercial and business litigation, predatory lending and consumer protection litigation, insurance law, including life insurance litigation, securities litigation, products liability, personal injury, negligence, construction and design defect, employment, probate, and professional liability and medical malpractice. In handling litigation matters, the Firm's size and focus allow it to emphasize the development of responsible and cost effective trial strategies. We possess sophisticated legal skills and the abilities and resources necessary for the handling of large, complex cases.

Complex and Class Action Litigation

Our attorneys have been involved in a number of complex, multidistrict, and class action cases during their respective careers, with the Firm and other, representing, plaintiffs and defendants. We have served as lead and class counsel, as liaison counsel, as members of committee of plaintiffs' counsel, and in other capacities, such as local counsel and counsel for putative class members, in certified class actions, putative class actions, shareholder's derivative suits and in multidistrict proceedings and in matters involving large classes and with hundreds of million of dollars at stake. We have also served as lead or co-lead defense counsel in a number of nationwide or putative nationwide class actions involving life insurance and annuity cases.

We are committed to using our expertise and experience in complex and class action litigation to achieve justice for our clients, in pursuing and/or defending their interests by working as a team on such matters, our lawyers and staff are able to commit the resources necessary to the successful prosecution or defense of such actions, though initial evaluation, investigation, identification of claims and defenses, discovery, negotiation and settlement, and trial and at all levels of the appellate process in federal and state court.

Our attorneys have developed their expertise and experience in complex and class action litigation thorough their handling of, or participation in, the following selected matters.

Boyd, et al. v. Novastar,

United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri, Case No. 07-0139-CV-W-ODS

Securities Violations - representing putative plaintiff class

Cozad v. American Mutual Life Insurance, Co.,

District Court of Travis County, Texas

Life Insurance Vanishing Premium Litigation - representing the defendant

In re Community Bank of Northern Virginia Mortgage Practices Lending Litigation

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, MDL No. -1674

Predatory lending, racketeering - representing plaintiffs and objectors in multidistrict litigation

In re NovaStar Financial Securities Litigation,

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri Consolidated Case No. 04-CV-0330-CV-W-ODS

Private Securities Litigation Reform Act - representing the class of plaintiffs

In re Sprint Corp. Securities Litigation,

United States District Court for the District of Kansas

Securities violations - representing Plaintiffs as liaison counsel

In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation

United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Misc. No. 99-197 (TFH), MDL No. 1285; District for Wyandotte County, Kansas, Case No. 00 C 1890

Antitrust - representing plaintiffs and opt-out-plaintiffs

Kansas City Urology, P.A., et al. v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City, Inc. et al.

Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, Case No. 0516-CV-04219

Antitrust, contract and other claims - representing plaintiffs

McLean v. First Horizontal Home Loan Corporation f/k/a McGuire Mortgage Company,

Case No. 00-CV-228530 Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri

Missouri Second Mortgage Loans Act - representing the class of plaintiffs

MDL Case No. 1712 In Re: American Inventors Life Ins., Co. Annuity Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation

United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Nationwide Putative Class Action Involving Deferred Annuities - representing the American Investors Defendants

MDL Case No. 1840 In re Motor Fuel Litigation

United States District Court for the District of Kansas,

Multi-state proceeding to remedy unfair motor fuel sales practices - representing Plaintiffs as liaison counsel and on Steering Committee

MDL No. 1967 In re Bisphenol-A (BPA) Polycarbonate Plastic Products Liability Litigation

United States District Court for the District of Missouri,

Multi-state processing regarding BPA baby bottles - representing Plaintiffs as Co-Lead Counsel

MDL Case No. 1983In re: Indianapolis Life Insurance Company I.R.S. § 412 (i) Plans Life Insurance Marketing Litigation

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Nationwide Putative Class Action Involving the Sales of Life Insurance to Fund § 412 (i) Plans - representing Defendants, Indianapolis Life

Mitchell v. Residential Funding Corp., et all.

Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, Case No. 03-CV-220489

Missouri Second Mortgage Loans Act - representing the class of plaintiffs

New England Care Employees Pension Fund v. Sprint Corporation, et al/In re Sprint Corporation Securities Litigation

United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Master File No. 01-CV-04080, Case No. 01-4080-DES

Securities Suit - representing the class of plaintiffs .

Prime Care of Northeast Kansas, LLC et al. v. Blue Shield City, Inc. et al.,

District County of Wyandotte County, Kansas, Case No. 05-CV-02227

Antitrust, contract and other claims - representing the plaintiffs

Schwartz et al. v. Bann-Cor Mortgage (and Wachovia Equity Servicing, LLC, as successor to HomEq Servicing Corporation, and The Monet Store, LLC),

Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, Case No. 03-CV-220489

Missouri Second Mortgage Loans Act - representing the class of plaintiffs

For more information about Walters, Bender, Strohbehn & Vaughan, P.C., please visit:

www.wbsvlaw.com

Areas of Law

  • General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice. Personal Injury
  • Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Toxic Torts
  • Medical Malpractice.
  • Professional Liability
  • Transportation
  • Design and Construction
  • Commercial
  • Environmental and Insurance Bad Faith
 

Overall Client Rating

5.0 out of 5.0

Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0

  • Recommended by 1 Client
  • Last reviewed on 09/01/10
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Firm Details

Year Established

1991

Firm Size

13

Payment Information
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
Reference

Missouri Bank & Trust Co.

Contact Information

Firm Address

Walters, Bender, Strohbehn & Vaughan, P.C.
2500 City Center Square 1100 Main Street, P.O. Box 26188,
Kansas City, MO 64196
U.S.A.

Phone

816-421-6620

Fax

816-421-4747

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Office Information
2500 City Center Square 1100 Main Street, P.O. Box 26188,
Kansas City, MO 64196

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Office Hours
Monday
08:00 AM- 05:00 PM
Tuesday
08:00 AM- 05:00 PM
Wednesday
08:00 AM- 05:00 PM
Thursday
08:00 AM- 05:00 PM
Friday
08:00 AM- 05:00 PM


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