Roger D. Nail

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Kansas City, Missouri

The Nail Law Firm
Roger D. Nail
The Nail Law Firm

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 1998

Education: University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia)

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

The Nail Law Firm

201 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 Visit website


Trial attorney Roger D. Nail is the owner of The Nail Law Firm, a personal injury practice with offices in Kansas City and Lee's Summit, Missouri. Focusing on representing those who sustained an injury or suffered a loss as the result of another party's negligent, careless or unlawful actions, Mr. Nail fights hard on behalf of his clients to protect their rights and best interests, helping them obtain the compensation and benefits they need to support themselves and their families.

Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Nail advocates strongly on behalf of those adversely affected by automobile and trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, dangerous property conditions, defective products, and other similar claims of negligence or wrongdoing.

A highly rated personal injury attorney with nearly 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Nail has secured some of the largest settlements and verdicts ever awarded in Missouri for personal injury cases.

The recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout his career, he is widely regarded as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the region. Of note, he won the Thomas J. Conway Young Trial Lawyer Award in 2011 from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association for his outstanding trial skills and fierce advocacy for those in need.

Additionally, The National Trial Lawyers included him on its list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel named him among the Nation's Top One Percent in 2015. He is also a fellow of The Missouri Bar and a fellow of the bar with the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Nail currently serves as president of The Missouri Bar Civil Litigation Division, and he once served as president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, where he currently sits on the board of directors. He is also the former chair of the tort committee for both The Missouri Bar and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

A 1994 graduate of Westminster College, he received his Master of Arts in public policy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1998. That same year, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law and his license to practice from The Missouri Bar.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1998, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

  • Thomas J. Conway Young Trial Lawyer Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, (2011)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine “Super Lawyer” (Multiple years)
  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 100”
  • Ingram’s Magazine “40 Under Forty” (2011)
  • Super Lawyers “Top 50 Attorneys” in Kansas City (Multiple Years)
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015)
  • Thomas Conway Young Trial Lawyer Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011
  • Kansas City Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (Multiple Years)
  • Super Lawyers “Top 100 in Missouri and Kansas” (Multiple Years)
  • Board of Advocates, the Journal of Dispute Resolution, Member, University of Missouri School of Law
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Fellow of the Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Missouri Bar Foundation
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Civil Litigation Division, Missouri Bar Association
  • Chair, Tort Committee, Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • KCMBA Torts Committee, Chair, 2010
  • President, Civil Litigation Section, KMCBA
  • Chair, Tort Committee, KCMBA
  • Member-at-large, Board of Directors, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, President, 2011-2012
  • Member at Large, KCMBA
  • Board of Directors, KCMBA
  • Chair, Tort and Transportation Committee, Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Torts Committee, Chair, 2010-2012
  • KCMBA Circuit Courts Committee and Torts Committee, Vice Chair, 2009
Educational Background:
  • University of Missouri- Kansas City, M.A., Majors: Public Policy, 1997
  • Westminster College, B.A., 1995
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $1.6 million settlement of a wrongful death of a young girl in a house fire. , 2019
  • $1 Million settlement motor vehicle accident - pedestrial struck by truck. , 2019
  • $6.75 Million settlement, commercial vehicle accident.  , 2019

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“A responsive colleague with commitment to his cases.”

“Roger is one of the top medical malpractice attorneys in the region.”

“Roger is a well respected and talented medical malpractice and personal injury attorney who is a pleasure to work with.”

Office location for Roger D. Nail

201 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Phone: 816-251-1001

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