David T. M. Powell
After spending two years clerking for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Mr. Powell has been practicing business litigation with the Firm since 1995.
Mr. Powell specializes in complex commercial cases ranging from contract, lease and business tort disputes to multi-million dollar class actions. He has served as nationwide trial counsel for class action disputes for a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Powell has successfully defeated class certifications and participated in defeating the consolidation of cases by the Federal Panel for Multi-District Litigation.
Mr. Powell has litigated a variety of cases, including misappropriation of trade secrets, dealership/distribution terminations, non-competition agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, accounting malpractice, and breach of contract disputes.
Mr. Powell has litigated in the United States Courts of Appeal for the 10th and 8th Circuits, the Federal Panel for Multi-District Litigation and in United States District Courts in Missouri, Kansas, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and New York. In addition, Mr. Powell has litigated in the state courts of Missouri, Kansas, California, New York and the Supreme Court of Iowa.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- American Bar Association
- The Missouri Bar
- The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- Federal Law Clerks’ CLE Committee, Founder and Director, December 1993-August 1995
2345 Grand Blvd.Suite 2200Kansas City, MO 64108
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1993
London School of Economics and Political Science, M.A., Later Modern British History, 1990
Yale University, B.A., History, 1988
- Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Joseph E. Stevens, Jr., 1993-95