Rebecca M. Randles

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Randles Mata, LLC
 | 851 NW 45th St, Suite 310
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 866-703-7199
Fax: 816-931-0134
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Health Care (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Rebecca M. Randles is a partner with the Randles Mata, LLC, law firm in Kansas City, Missouri. A highly rated trial lawyer with more than 31 years of legal experience, Ms. Randles provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout her region and across the United States who have suffered or have children who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of clergy, scout leaders, teachers, coaches and other figures of authority.

Along with representing sexual abuse victims, Ms. Randles also handles cases involving psychiatric and psychology malpractice, workplace discrimination and sexual harassment, and other violations of her clients' constitutional rights. She also handles cases involving psychological injury. Over the course of her legal career, she has tried cases against some of the largest and most powerful entities in the nation, including certain dioceses of the Catholic Church and the U.S. federal government, as well as against local schools, municipalities, police departments and more.

Among her most notable successes, Ms. Randles negotiated a settlement of more than $2.25 million for the victims of wrongful death and sexual abuse against members of the clergy, and she obtained a verdict of more than $7.2 million for a victim of cyberstalking and sexual abuse. She has also secured a $10 million settlement on behalf of a class of clergy sexual abuse victims, and she has gained a reputation as a tireless and passionate advocate for those suffering needlessly through no fault of their own.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Ms. Randles won the Lawyer of the Year award in 2003 and Most Influential Lawyer in 2012. She has also earned many other accolades from her peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1985 summa cum laude graduate of Southwest Baptist University, Ms. Randles obtained her Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School in 1988. She holds her license to practice in Massachusetts, Kansas and Missouri, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th and 10th circuits.

 
Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General
  • 10%Professional Liability
  • 10%Health Care
Focus Areas

Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Health & Health Care Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Rebecca Randles

Admitted: 1990, Missouri

Honors/Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2016
  • Most Influential Attorney, State of Missouri, Lawyers' Weekly, 2012
  • Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, 2016
  • Best Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas, Kansas City Magazine, 2015
  • Named as One of the Top Ten Attorneys in the State of Missouri, Lawyers Weekly, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for Districts of Kansas
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Trustee, Southwest Baptist University, 2016
  • Member of Governors, American Royal Association, 2015
  • KCVLAA, Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, 2013
  • Community Advisory Board, Masters in Social Work, UMKC, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, AMA Journal
  • Author, William & Mary Law Journal
  • Author, Oklahoma Law Journal
  • Author, ATLA Negligence Law Reporter

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1.1 Million Arbitration award on behalf of 44 clients for breach of child protection commitments made by the Diocese of Kansas City as part of the 2008 settlement agreement., 2014
  • Settlements of over $100,000 on School Bullying / Discrimination in Public Accommodation Cases, 2019
  • $9.5 Million Settlement Against Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph and perpetrating priests for Childhood Sexual Abuse on behalf of 31 Plaintiffs.
  • Jane Doe LK v. Rev. Stanley Archie, et. al., $350,000 jury verdict against the Christian Baptist Fellowship Church for Fraud in the Investigation of sexual abuse claim by woman who went to Rev. Archie for counseling., 2014
  • Soto v. Costco, $250,000 jury verdict for manager demoted and harassed for reporting discrimination to his supervisors.  Fee application of approximately $250,000.00 also approved.  Currently on appeal., 2015
  • $10,000,000.00 settlement on behalf of 47 victims of childhood sexual abuse against the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph., 2008
  • Jane Doe 49 v. Fr. Shawn Ratigan, $1,400,000.00 settlement against the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph for failure to supervise priest after learning that he was using parish children as pornography models., 2013
  • Teeman v. O'Brien, 2.25M settlement for parents of boy who committed suicide in 1983 over sexual abuse by Msgr. Thomas O'Brien., 2013
  • $9,950,000.00 Settlement on behalf of 32 victims of childhood sexual abuse against the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph., 2014
  • H.L. v. W.J., $9,500,000.00 verdict against woman for sexually abusing then cyberstalking a teenage babysitter., 2009

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Southwest Baptist University, Summa Cum Laude, Speech Communication, 1985
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Office Location for Rebecca M. Randles

851 NW 45th St
Suite 310
Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone: 866-703-7199

Fax: 816-931-0134

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Last Updated: 2/6/2020

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