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Melody Dickson Truitt

Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP
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Melody Dickson Truitt
Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP
Kansas City,
 MO

Melody Dickson is an experienced litigator that dedicates her practice to complex commercial litigation and business disputes. Melody has successfully represented hundreds of businesses across the country in State and Federal Courts, ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 Companies. Melody has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our business clients that have been harmed by unfair or illegal practices. Melody’s experience includes prosecuting claims involving financial and investment fraud, False Claims Act, RICO, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, and bad faith insurance disputes, among others.

Most recently, Melody was appointed as one of the lead attorneys in a nationwide class action on behalf of 200,000 business merchants seeking redress for a multimillion-dollar overbilling scheme orchestrated by an independent sales organization. Melody also played a prominent role in the successful representation of a hotel franchisee in a complex commercial fraud and contract dispute against a national hotel franchisor, represented 15 community banks in a high-profile commercial loan dispute, and litigated to resolution a private nuisance action and multimillion-dollar bad faith insurance dispute.

Melody has also prosecuted high-stakes cases on behalf of consumers and individuals who have fallen victim to corporate greed, product defects, and gross negligence. She served as class counsel in Bang v. BMW of North America, No. 2:15-cv-6945 (D.N.J.) alleging defects in BMW’s N63 engine, obtaining a settlement awarding financial compensation and extended service warranty benefits to the consumer class. Melody also has experience litigating personal injury claims, with specialized knowledge in tractor-trailer accidents. Melody’s expertise and tenacity has resulted in eight-figure recoveries for personal injury and wrongful death victims.

Since 2016, Melody has been named to Kansas and Missouri Rising Stars for Business Litigation, Personal Injury, and Transportation Law which recognizes less than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.


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