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 Kent Emison

J. Kent Emison
Langdon & Emison

A Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a board member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Kent devotes 100% of his practice to litigation in product liability, motor vehicle accidents, and other cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. In that role he has served as lead trial counsel in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and has handled cases all across the United States, from Florida to Hawaii. Kent's reputation in the field is due to his track record of obtaining the maximum compensation for injured individuals and for families who have lost loved ones. Throughout his career he has been an advocate of trial by jury and is seen as a leader in the profession. He served as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) from 2005-2006, and was on the MATA Executive Committee from 1997-2007.

The Best Lawyers in America and U.S. News & World Report named Kent the "Lawyer of the Year" in 2011 for personal injury plaintiffs' litigation for the Kansas City metro area. That same year he was also selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by the peer review process Super Lawyers. In 2012 he was honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as part of its "Lawyer of the Year" program, for his leadership of Langdon & Emison and his service to the profession and the community.