John F. Edgar

Attorney Profile

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

Edgar Law Firm LLC
 | 1032 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-531-0033
Fax: 816-531-3322
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil trial and appellate attorney, John F. Edgar is a partner at, and one of the founders of, Edgar Law Firm LLC. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, and with a client base that stretches across the country, he has handled a variety of complex commercial and class action cases during his distinguished career. The types of matters that Mr. Edgar has had experience in have included defective products, legal malpractice, antitrust, fraud and misrepresentation, consumer protection, employee benefits, wage and hour violations, and business torts.

Mr. Edgar has served as counsel in hundreds of class actions, and some of the companies that he has successfully gone up against have included Target Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., CVS Pharmacy, Inc., and General Motors Company. 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. Mr. Edgar has also received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Edgar is admitted to practice before all Missouri and Kansas state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Edgar's professional affiliations include the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Kansas City-Ross T. Roberts American Inn of Court. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

*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 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018

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About John Edgar

Admitted: 1996, Missouri

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Rainmaking: Practice Development for Young Lawyers, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 1999
  • Establishing a Theme in a Commercial Litigation Trial, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Annual Conference, 2009
  • 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

Verdicts/Settlements:

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

Educational Background:

  • University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Communications/Public Speaking, Major: Psychology, Honors: Kappa Sigma Social Fraternity
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Office Location for John F. Edgar

1032 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64105

Phone: 816-531-0033

Fax: 816-531-3322

 

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Last Updated: 8/9/2018

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