Jeffrey Kuntz

Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP
4740 Grand Ave Ste 300
Kansas City, MO 64112
8167011100
wagstaffcartmell.com/


Tried numerous cases to a verdict that have been listed by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly in its annual listing of the Top Verdicts of the Year, on both the defense and plaintiff sides

Recognized as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Served on numerous MDL Plaintiff’s Steering Committees

Co-Lead Counsel in First Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in MDL Bellwether Case for Transvaginal Mesh Sling Products

Co-Lead Counsel in $35 million Transvaginal Mesh Verdict against Johnson & Johnson.

Represented State Attorney Generals in Consumer Protection Claims related to Defective Products

Jeff Kuntz has a broad litigation practice with emphasis in the areas of professional liability, products liability, mass torts, drug and medical device litigation, and personal injury cases. He has significant jury trial experience, including participating in cases with multimillion-dollar damage claims for both plaintiffs and defendants.

He has served on the Plaintiff Steering Committee and multiple sub- committees for numerous MDL cases. He has been co-lead counsel or on the trial teams for eight transvaginal mesh trials with many resulting in multimillion-dollar jury verdicts. His work has been recognized by a number of local and national organizations.

Jeff is a member of the ABOTA Executive Committee for the Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter. He has also been appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court as a member of the Disciplinary Committee for Region IV (Kansas City). Jeff also serves on the Board of Directors for First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery.

NOTABLE LITIGATION
Pelvic Mesh Repair System Products Liability Litigation (S.D.W.V.)
In 2012, thousands of lawsuits filed nationwide against several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products. These cases were consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) into several MDLs before the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia. Among the dozens of lawyers who applied for leadership positions, Judge Goodwin selected Tom Cartmell as

In Re: Ethicon, Inc., MDL No.2327
Wagstaff & Cartmell is heavily involved in this MDL. Tom Cartmell has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the four Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation MDLs in the Southern District of West Virginia in front of the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin. He is Co-Lead Counsel for the Ethicon MDL. Jeff Kuntz is currently the head of the Expert Committee and Bellwether Trial Co

In Re: Benicar Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2606
D.N.J. $358 million global settlement of more than 2,200 cases in MDL. David DeGreeff served as a member of the Science and Experts Committee and oversaw the Secondary Science Document Review. Jeff Kuntz was appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for this case.

In Re: Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL 1842
D.R.I. $184 million global settlement of more than 2,600 cases in MDL. Jeff Kuntz was a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for this case. He helped try the first Bellwether case in the multidistrict litigation.

Practice Areas
CLASS ACTIONS & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
HEALTHCARE AND PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
MASS ACTIONS & PERSONAL INJURY
PRODUCT LIABILITY

Education
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2000
London Law Consortium
B.S. in Psychology, University of Kansas, 1996

Professional
AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES
KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN BAR ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE

Admissions
KANSAS
MISSOURI
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
U.S. DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF KANSAS
U.S. DISTRICT COURT, WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
U.S. DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

Honors + Awards
Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal
Super Lawyer, Thomas Reuters
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Thomas J. Conway Award  2010
William Welker Award  2019
American Board of Trial Advocates- Associate