J. Bradley Leitch

Mr. Leitch concentrates his legal practice in the areas of construction and complex commercial litigation. He has represented owners, architects, engineers and contractors in litigation, arbitrations and mediations involving all types and sizes of projects. Most recently, Mr. Leitch successfully represented a Fortune 500 company in connection with claims for more than $200 million arising out of its development of an industrial processing facility. He also recently successfully defended a national engineering firm against claims for more than $40 million in alleged engineering errors in retrofitting a nuclear power plant.

Mr. Leitch has more than 15 years’ experience representing clients as plaintiffs, defendants and third-parties in cases involving commercial fraud, patent licensing, franchising rights, securities class action claims, insurance coverage, contract disputes, business torts, environmental cleanup and cost recovery and personal injury claims.

Mr. Leitch joined Lathrop Gage as a partner in its Kansas City, Missouri headquarters in 2007.  Before joining Lathrop Gage, Mr. Leitch had been a partner with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal since 1998 and an associate with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne from 1991 to 1996.

Mr. Leitch has completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court intensive litigation training programs.

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth 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 Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri


  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Construction and Litigation Sections
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 1991

University of Kansas, B.S., Business Administration and Accounting, with distinction, 1988