Landon W. Magnusson

Landon Magnusson loves puzzles—laying them out, breaking them down into understandable pieces, and then resolving them. Luckily, Landon’s practice allows him to perform this hobby daily—carefully breaking down the complicated law and facts of his cases and then presenting clear and simple resolutions to judges, juries, and clients.

After graduating from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and taking a detour to Paris to obtain a master of laws from the Sorbonne, Landon spent the next couple years honing those problem-solving and explanation skills under the tutelage of judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Missouri. He now primarily puts those talents to use briefing and arguing appeals on behalf of his clients in multiple state and federal jurisdictions. At the same time, Landon’s skills have translated to his successful representation of clients on some of the most complex class action, mass tort, contract, loan enforcement, and construction matters, to name just a few.

On days when Landon is not drafting appeal-winning briefs, he spends his time taking his three little children to the zoo, catching up on the latest French political scandals, and discovering his next favorite indie rock band.

Court Memberships

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • 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 Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri


  • Dean’s List
  • BYU Law Review, Senior Symposium Editor
  • BYU Journal of Public Law, Managing Editor of Submissions
  • Jessup International Moot Court Team, 2010 Brief Award, 2009 Super-regional Quarter-finalist
  • John S. Welch Award for Outstanding Legal Writing
  • BYU Faculty Award, Meritorious Contribution and Distinguished Service

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Eighth Circuit Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
  • American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society


  • Tying Off All Loose Ends: Protecting American Citizens from Torture beyond America’s Borders, 15 Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal 19 (2012)
  • Article V Versus Article 89: Why the U.S. Does Not Overturn Supreme Court Rulings through Amendment, 62 Syracuse Law Review 75 (2012)
  • Pour une action collective européenne dans le droit de la concurrence, 24 Revue québécoise de droit international 149 (2011) (with Karl-Alexander Neumann)
  • Selling Ourselves into Slavery: An Originalist Defense of Tacit Substantive Limits to the Article V Amendment Process and the Double-Entendre of Unalienable, 87 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 415 (2010)
  • Failure to Yield: How Wecht Might Ruin the Right to a Fair Trial, 2010 BYU Law Review 995
  • Adopted Speech: Summum’s Implications on Government-Sponsored, Student Speech, 2010 BYU Education & Law Journal 407
  • Golden Gate and the Ninth Circuit’s Threat to ERISA’s Uniformity and Jurisprudence, 2009 BYU Law Review 167
  • Forget the Whales: Expanding the Twilight and Diminishing the Nadir of Youngstown, 24 BYU Journal of Public Law 149 (2009)
  • An Enigmatic Degree of Medical Certainty, 21 Utah Bar Journal 20 (2008) (with Nelson Abbott)
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Margaret Asbury


Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, École de Droit de la Sorbonne, LL.M., cum laude, 2011

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2010

Brigham Young University, B.A., cum laude, 2007


  • Clerk for Hon. Patricia Breckenridge, Supreme Court of Missouri
  • Clerk for Hon. Duane Benton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • Clerk for Hon. Karen King Mitchell, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District