Gregory Leyh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Consumer Law Attorney in Gladstone, MO

Gregory Leyh, P.C.
 | 104 NE 72nd Street, Suite A
Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: 816-702-6815
Fax: 816-283-0489
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013, 2015 - 2016, 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Consumer Law (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Gregory Leyh is the founder and owner of Gregory Leyh, PC, in Gladstone, Missouri. A top-rated trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of total legal experience, Mr. Leyh provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the greater Kansas City metro areas of Missouri and Kansas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Plaintiff consumer law

· Class actions and mass torts

· General civil litigation

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Leyh has successfully handled hundreds of disputes involving business and commercial law, contracts, real estate, personal injury, and other matters. Maintaining primary focus on class actions and mass torts, he has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of clients ranging from contactors, florists and smokers as well as insurance agents, schools and school districts, and others.

From his efforts, he has achieved favorable settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, and he has gained a reputation for his outstanding professionalism and integrity along with his aggressive approach to helping his clients obtain the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for his success, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he has received many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1977, Mr. Leyh earned his master's degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1979. He then returned to his alma mater and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1983. After working as a college professor for several years, he decided to enter the legal profession, and he obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Indiana University School of Law in 1991.

Mr. Leyh has focused on plaintiff civil litigation his entire career, and he established his own law firm in 1999 as a way to better serve the needs of his clients.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Consumer Law
  • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Consumer Protection, Fraud, Class Actions

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013, 2015 - 2016, 2020

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About Gregory Leyh

Admitted: 1992, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.leyhlaw.com/sample-page/

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Leyh has devoted a significant portion of his time over the last decade to representing Missouri homeowners and consumers on a pro bono basis, as circumstances warranted.   2020

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • On March 11, 2020, Leyh was appointed class counsel on behalf of all Missouri citizens who received a debt collection letter from a Kansas City debt collector since 2007. The case seeks relief for Missouri consumers whose debts were sold on the secondary debt market. The Order certifying the class followed two remands from federal court. Subsequent to the class certification the court denied the debt collector's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings.  The case is currently in discovery.
  • Leyh filed a trespass and statutory fraud case relating to the property preservation industry. The petition alleged theft, trespass and the destruction of personal property by Wells Fargo, National Field Representatives, EW Holdings and TruAssets, and their agents. Following litigation and as trial approached, confidential settlements were reached with Wells Fargo, National Field Representatives and EW Holdings. The case involving TruAssets is on appeal. 2019
  • Leyh obtained a class certification Order on behalf of tenants of a Kansas City apartment complex. The apartment complex is a slum and the apartments are uninhabitable. On June 30, 2020, the trial court entered an Order holding defendants in contempt of court, striking defendants' pleadings, entering default Judgment in favor of the class, prohibiting defendants from participating in the trial on damages, fining defendants $7,500 per day until the defendants comply with the court's Orders, and awarding Leyh attorney's fees and costs. A trial on damages is expected in 2020.
  • In 2017 Leyh tried a case on behalf of a class of building owners in Kansas City that produced a Judgment of approximately $10 million, plus approximately $4 million in attorney fees. The case was affirmed by the court of appeals for the Western District of Missouri and reversed by the Supreme Court of Missouri.
  • In Holm v. Wells Fargo, Leyh's client won a $3.25 million judgment following trial. The Judgment was affirmed by the court of appeals in the Western District of Missouri and was reversed by the Supreme Court of Missouri. Although reversing the Judgment as to Wells Fargo's right to jury trial, the Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed the trial court's wrongful foreclosure and sanctions Judgment. The case was remanded for a limited trial on compensatory and punitive damages only. Shortly thereafter a confidential settlement was reached. 2015
  • In two separate state court actions for wrongful foreclosure and quiet title, plaintiff won summary judgment setting aside foreclosure sales as void and quieting title in the name of homeowner. Both courts held that the standard Missouri Deed of Trust limits the right to invoke the power of sale, and right to appoint a substitute trustee, to the "Lender." When a non-Lender servicer appoints a substitute trustee and declares erroneously that it is the "owner" of the note, the appointment is void. A sale conducted by a non-trustee violates the Deed of Trust and must be set aside as void. 2012
  • In February of 2010, I defended a major league baseball player wrongfully accused of sexual assault and, subsequently, of breaching an alleged settlement agreement. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant agreed to pay $100,000 for her silence. The trial court held that no such agreement was ever made prior to opening day in 2007. Defendant's initial interest in settlement was limited to maintaining confidentiality through opening day of the major league baseball season in 2007. According to major league baseball's collective bargaining agreement, a player with a non-guaranteed contract is entitled to full salary if he is on the opening day roster.

Representative Clients:

  • Leyh represents a Missouri class of persons who received a debt collection letter from a Kansas City debt collector attempting to collect a debt sold on the secondary debt market. 2020
  • Leyh was appointed class counsel on behalf of the tenants of Ruskin Place Apartments in Kansas City, Missouri in a case alleging deception and breach of the implied warranty of uninhabitability. 2019
  • In February of 2017, Leyh was appointed class counsel representing a class of Missouri residents whose property was foreclosed by a Missouri Successor Trustee.

Educational Background:

  • Leyh completed his Ph.D. in Political Science, emphasizing political theory, in 1983. Subsequently, Leyh taught political theory and constitutional law at Illinois Wesleyan University. He received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor before leaving for law school at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Leyh graduated magna cum laude from law school in 27 months.
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Office Location for Gregory Leyh

104 NE 72nd Street
Suite A
Gladstone, MO 64118

Phone: 816-702-6815

Fax: 816-283-0489

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Last Updated: 8/13/2020

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