John F. Edgar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Edgar Law Firm LLC
 | 2600 Grand Blvd, Suite 440
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (888) 352-0338
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil trial attorney, John F. Edgar is a partner at, and one of the founders of, Edgar Law Firm LLC.  Edgar Law Firm LLC represents businesses and consumers from coast to coast.  Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and with offices in Denver, Los Angeles, and St. Louis, Edgar Law Firm LLC litigates cases for clients throughout the country.

Over his extensive career, Edgar has served as lead counsel in a multitude of successful, highly publicized commercial and class action cases against some of the largest corporations in the world.  Edgar has successfully prosecuted hundreds of class actins in the areas of consumer protection, product liability/defective products, environmental contamination, securties, wage/overtime, antitrust, and ERISA/employee benefits.  He has also prosecuted commercial matters in the areas of commercial litigation, fraud/misrepresentation, breach of contract, legal malpratice securities, and other business torts.

The size of the settlements and jury awards that he has been able to obtain have led to his being invited to become a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers,  and The Business Journal's Best of the Bar. Mr. Edgar has also received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible.

Edgar believes that the attorney and client create a team working together in order to reach the ultimate goals of the client. Edgar's clients receive personal and responsive communication, as well as regular updates about the client's pending matter. It is Edgar's philosophy to move the client's matter to trial in the most quick and efficient manner possible.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (60%): Class Actions

Business Litigation (40%)

Focus Areas

Class Actions

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About John Edgar

Admitted: 1996, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.edgarlawfirm.com/Attorneys/John-F-Edgar.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Lawdragon 3000, Leading Lawyers in America
  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kansas Association for Justice, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court, Graduate
  • Kansas
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Past Board Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • Missouri
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Past President
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Kansas City Symphony Society
  • Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Tomorrow Class, 2001
  • Midwest Innocence Project, Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Insiders’ Guide to Class Action Litigation, Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Annual Conference, 2012
  • Emerging Trends in Class Actions, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Annual Conference, 2016
  • Establishing a Theme in a Commercial Litigation Trial, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Annual Conference, 2009
  • Rainmaking: Practice Development for Young Lawyers, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 1999

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Major Cadillac, Inc. v. General Motors Corporation, 280 S.W.3d 717, Mo. App., 2009
  • In re Faro Technologies Securities Litigation, 534 F.Supp.2d 1248, M.D. Fla., 2007
  • Corson v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., WL 1802709, C.D. Cal., 2013
  • Austin v. Union Bond & Trust Co., WL 1257897, D. of Oregon, 2016
  • Rhrodenbaugh v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., 372 S.W.3d 922, Mo. App. W.D., 2012
  • Marentes v. Impac Funding Corp., WL 2157539, Cal. App., 2014
  • Midland Pizza, LLC, et al. v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a AT&T Kansas, et al., Case No. 10-2219-CM-GLR, 2010
  • Jayhawk Capital Management, LLC, et al. v. LSB Industries, Inc., et al., WL 3766371, D. Kan., 2009
  • Major Cadillac, Inc., et al. v. General Motors Corporation, et al., Case No., WL 482398, W.D. Mo., 2008
  • Dart Cherokee Basis Operating Company, LLC v. Owens, 730 F.3d 1234, 10th Cir., 2013
  • Muller, et al. v. American Management Association International, 315 F.Supp.2d 1136, D. Kan., 2003
  • Laughlin v. Target Corp., WL 3065551, D. Minn., 2012
  • Golden Star, Inc., et al. v. Mass Mutual Life Insurance Co., 22 F.Supp.3d 72, D. Mass., 2014
  • Jayhawk Capital Management, LLC, et al. v. LSB Industries, Inc., et al., WL 1626581, D. Kan., 2011
  • Jayhawk Capital Management, LLC, et al. v. LSB Industries, Inc., et al., Case No. 08-2561-EFM, 2011
  • Major Cadillac, Inc., et al. v. General Motors Corporation, et al., Case No., 07-0868-CV-W-FJG, 2008
  • City of Neodesha, Kansas, et al, v. BP Corporation North America, Inc., et al., 355 F.Supp.2d 1182, D. Kan., 2005
  • Lagen v. United Continental Holdings, Inc., 920 F.Supp.2d 912, N.D. Ill., 2013
  • Johnson v. Safe Auto Insurance Co., WL 12806579, Mo. App., 2015
  • Jayhawk Capital Management, LLC, et al. v. LSB Industries, Inc., et al., Case No. 08-2561-EFM, 2011
  • Midland Pizza, LLC, et al. v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a AT&T Kansas, et al., WL 4622191, D. Kan., 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Communications/Public Speaking, Major: Psychology, Honors: Kappa Sigma Social Fraternity
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2600 Grand Blvd
Suite 440
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: (888) 352-0338

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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