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Kathryn A. (Katie) Spencer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Norton & Spencer, P.C.
6000 North Oak Trafficway, Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64118
Phone: 816-454-5800
Fax: 816-454-5016
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed in Missouri Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Kathryn A. (Katie) Spencer is a partner at Norton & Spencer, P.C., where she has spent her entire legal career. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, she focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing advice and counsel to people throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Missouri state courts, Ms. Spencer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

A significant portion of Ms. Spencer's caseload consists of her representation of clients who have incurred economic and noneconomic harm as a result of surgical errors, misdiagnoses, medication mistakes, birth injuries, hospital negligence and other forms of medical malpractice. Her personal injury and wrongful death practice have also encompassed truck and other motor vehicle crashes, construction site accidents, premises liability, and nursing home negligence. Throughout her career, Ms. Spencer has been able to obtain significant compensation for her plaintiff clients, in the form of both jury awards and negotiated settlements. Her colleagues have taken note of her successful track record, and as a result, she has been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, which is an invitation-only honor that is limited to 100 premier trial attorneys from each state.

A native of Missouri, Ms. Spencer attended the University of Missouri as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2001. Remaining in Columbia, she pursued her legal education at the University of Missouri School of Law. After being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2004, she joined Norton & Norton, P.C. Ms. Spencer's professional affiliations include the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2018

About Kathryn A. (Katie) Spencer

First Admitted: 2004, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • University of Missouri- Columbia, J.D., 2004
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor's Degree  , 2001


  • , Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • NADC Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • , Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • , The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's Attorneys- 2018-present  , National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff's Attorney, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018, Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • KCMO Angels, Non-Profit Board Member. KCMO Angles is a local chapter of a national charitable organization benefitting foster children and families in the foster care system.  Our chapter was founded in 2019.  I am one of the Founding Board Members of and I continue to serve on the Board as the Director of Church Relations. , 2022
  • Harvest Ball Society, Honoree Committee Member, 2012
  • Harvest Ball Society, Benefactor Committee Member, 2011
  • Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma
  • The Mizzou Alumni Association
  • Vineyard Church member, Free legal clinic volunteer

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), member since 2005, 2022
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)--Formerly, the Association of Trial Lawyers of American (ATLA), member since 2005 , 2022
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), member since 2007 , 2022
  • Clay County Bar Association, member since 2005, 2022
  • Platte County Bar Association - member since 2005, 2022
  • Missouri Bar Association, member since 2005, 2022
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, admitted 2012, 2022
  • The Missouri Bar, admitted 2004, 2022


  • Ngandu v. Brookfield Tractor- Jury Verdict- $3,500,000.  57% fault to defendant and 43% to plaintiff resulting in a net judgment of $1,995,000 in favor of plaintiff.  The verdict was the 8th highest verdict of 2021 according to Missouri Lawyers Weekly.   Plaintiff's husband was a truck driver who was killed when a combine header fell on him while it was being unloaded from his truck at the dealership.  Plaintiff alleged that Brookfield Tractor was negligent in failing to provide properly rated equipment for unloading the combine header and for failing to provide employee training on safe loading/unloading. These failures caused the header to fall from the telehandler forks during the unloading process and strike Mr. Ngandu in the head, resulting in his death., 2021
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Office Location for Kathryn A. (Katie) Spencer

6000 North Oak Trafficway
Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64118

Phone: 816-454-5800

Fax: 816-454-5016

Last Updated: 6/13/2022

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