Roger D. Nail

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Kansas City, MO

The Nail Law Firm
 | 201 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-251-1001
Fax: 816-817-1989
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

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

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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    About Roger Nail

    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

    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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Fellow of the Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, Missouri Bar Foundation


    • $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

    Educational Background:

    • University of Missouri- Kansas City, M.A., Majors: Public Policy, 1997
    • Westminster College, B.A., 1995
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    Office Location for Roger D. Nail

    201 W. 47th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64112

    Phone: 816-251-1001

    Fax: 816-817-1989

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    Last Updated: 7/2/2020

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