Tom Wagstaff

Law Office of Tom Wagstaff, Jr, LLC
6811 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Ste. 314
Overland Park, KS 66202
816-708-0670
www.thewagstafflawfirm.com/


Tom Wagstaff, Jr. has deep experience in the areas of nursing home and elder abuse liability, personal injury and wrongful death, business and commercial disputes, product liability, and class actions. He has litigated cases in federal and state courts nationwide, including Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, and Arizona. He is the founding member of the Law Office of Tom Wagstaff, Jr. and remains Of Counsel to the Miller Schirger law firm. Tom's skill and passion have earned him recognition on several occasions as one of Kansas City's outstanding trial lawyers. Tom's peers have routinely selected him for inclusion in the Kansas City Business Journal's "Best of the Bar," and he has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Kansas & Missouri Super Lawyers every year since 2008. In 2007, Tom also received the Thomas J. Conway award, which is presented annually by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association to a trial lawyer who "represents his/her clients with zeal." In addition, in 2011, Tom was named one of Ingram's Magazine's 40 Under Forty. Tom's contributions to the legal community include serving as the past chair of the Medical-Legal/Nursing Home Litigation committee for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and serving on occasion as a pro tem municipal judge to the City of Mission Hills, Kansas. Tom has spoken at legal, medical, and nursing home seminars throughout Missouri on trial tactics and strategy. Tom also serves on the boards of directors of various civic organizations, including Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, where he serves as board vice president, and the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, where he is a past board president. Tom is also a past board member of St. Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants and First Downs for Down Syndrome. When not serving his clients and the community, Tom likes to spend time with his wife, Carrie, and their three children. AREAS OF PRACTICE Nursing Home and Elder Abuse Liability Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Liability Product Liability Professional Malpractice Business and Commercial Liability Class-Action Lawsuits Qui Tam / Whistleblower Litigation BAR ADMISSIONS Arkansas Kansas Missouri U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas U.S. District Court, District of Kansas U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri EDUCATION University of Kansas School of Law Juris Doctor - 1998 DePauw University Bachelor of Arts - 1995 HONORS & AWARDS 40 under Forty, Ingram's Magazine, 2011 Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal Kansas City Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2017 Thomas J. Conway Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2007 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS American Association for Justice Arkansas Bar Association Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Kansas Bar Association Missouri Bar Association CIVIC & CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, Board Member and past-President of the Board Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Vice President of the Board St. Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants, Past Board Member First Downs for Down Syndrome, Past Board Member