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Andrew M. DeMarea

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Forsgren Fisher McCalmont DeMarea Tysver LLP
2345 Grand Blvd, Suite 1950
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-339-9301
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2013 - 2022
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Business, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Andrew M. DeMarea is an attorney and partner at Forsgren Fisher McCalmont DeMarea Tysver LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. DeMarea has over 28 years of legal experience and practices in the areas of business and construction disputes and personal injury law, handling actions involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and other catastrophic injuries. He serves clients in the Kansas City area in both Missouri and Kansas.

Over the course of his career, Mr. DeMarea has litigated and negotiated many complex matters, achieving successful results for his clients. As a personal injury attorney, he has recovered substantial amounts in verdicts and settlements. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prominent organization comprised of attorneys who have attained recoveries of $1 million or more for clients.

Additionally, Mr. DeMarea is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest available rating from the organization, given to attorneys demonstrating high legal capability and ethical standards. In 2013, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association awarded him its President’s Award.

Mr. DeMarea is a member of organizations including the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Johnson County Bar Foundation. He supports several local community groups such as the Boy Scouts of America and Angel Flight Central.

Mr. DeMarea earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas and received his law degree from the University of Kansas Law School. He is qualified to appear before the Missouri and Kansas state courts, several federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th and 10th Circuits.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Construction Defects, Medical Malpractice

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2013 - 2022

About Andrew M. DeMarea

First Admitted: 1993

Professional Webpage: https://forsgrenfisher.com/people/andrew-demarea/

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, Eagle Scout Award
  • KCMBA President’s Award, 2013
  • Recipient, Super Lawyers
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Highest AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, Payne & Jones Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, University of Kansas School of Law

Educational Background

  • Center High School, 1986
  • University of Texas
  • University of Kansas, B.A. in Aerospace Engineering, 1990

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Boy Scouts, Leader
  • Leadership Overland Park (1999)
  • Crossroads Community Association
  • Boy Scouts of America – Eagle Scout and Past Adult Leader
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Board (past member)
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation, Board Member
  • Angel Flight Central, Board Member and President
  • Angel Flight Central, Trustee, Legacy Trust
  • Guardian ad litem, Jackson County Circuit Court

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Bar, Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel (OCDC), Chairman, Kansas City-area ethical complaint Investigative Committee
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Federal Court Liaison Committee, U.S.D.C., Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation, Past President
  • Kansas Bar Association, Past President, Construction Section
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1993
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member of the Construction Practice Section
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Board Member of the Federal Courts Advocacy Section
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation, Trustee
  • Missouri, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1994

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Construction e-blast, State Legislative Highlights for the Construction Industry, 2007
  • The Tort of Outrage in Kansas: Invoking a Court’s Threshold Determination, Kansas Defense Journal, p. 1, 13-16, 2006

Industry Groups

  • Federal Court Advocates Section (KCMBA)
  • Johnson County Bar Ass'n
  • Kansas Bar Ass'n
  • KCMBA
  • Missouri Bar
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Office Location for Andrew M. DeMarea

2345 Grand Blvd
Suite 1950
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-339-9301

Last Updated: 5/31/2022

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