The Nail Law Firm

The Nail Law Firm

The Nail Law Firm is a Kansas City based personal injury firm representing clients in auto, trucking, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and other personal injury cases.

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
201 W. 47th St.
Kansas City  MO  64112
  • (816) 251-1001
  • (816) 817-1989

Roger Nail

Roger has been litigating high stakes personal injury cases since the late 1990's. Missouri Lawyers Weekly reports of the verdicts and settlements he has obtained have been among the highest in the State of Missouri. He started the Nail Law Firm so he could focus on representing those injured by the negligence or intentional acts of others.

Roger is a graduate of Westminster College. He also holds a Masters of Arts in Public Policy and received his law degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia. While in law school he was a member of the Board of Advocates, the Journal of Dispute Resolution, and was afforded the opportunity to study law abroad at King's College, Cambridge University.

Following graduation Roger served as a felony prosecutor in the Circuit Attorney's Office in St. Louis, Missouri where he represented the people of the State of Missouri against felony criminal defendants.

He then worked at the international law firm of Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLC. While at Shook Hardy Roger represented multinational companies and healthcare providers in the defense of product liability and professional malpractice cases. Through his experience there he gained an understanding of the way corporate defendants and insurance companies litigate and value personal injury claims.

For nine years Roger was a partner at the Law Firm of Goza & Honnold where his practice was limited to representing those injured. This is where Roger honed his skills for getting complicated medical information from people with no medical or legal training and finding hidden evidence, making sure it isn't lost or destroyed. He believes that a thorough investigation carried out quickly (personally or through private investigators) is essential. This belief has led to astounding trial results for his clients.

Since 2005 Roger has been representing victims of catastrophic injury and wrongful death in cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, motor vehicle accidents and product and premises liability cases. Roger has also represented clients across the nation in various mass tort product liability cases involving defective medical devices and/or drugs.

Much of Roger's success in trial is due to the time he takes to get to know his clients. The more he knows about the people he represents and the details of their case, the harder he fights for fair and just compensation. Knowing how to become invested in his cases and provide honest and tenacious representation for his clients is the very reason Roger receives awards and recognition from some of the legal community's most respected organizations.

In 2011 Roger was awarded the prestigious Thomas J. Conway Young Trial Lawyer Award by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. The Conway Award is given each year to one lawyer who exemplifies two traits: 1) outstanding trial skills, and 2) the ability to be a fierce advocate and a good friend to opposing counsel at the same time.

The same year he was also recognized by Ingram's Magazine by his inclusion in their "40 Under Forty" publication. He is regularly recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the "Best of the Bar" and has been repeatedly chosen as a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a Fellow of the Bar for the KCMBA and a Fellow of the Missouri Bar Foundation.

Since 2012 Roger has been recognized as one of Super Lawyers' Top 50 attorneys in Kansas City and one of the Top 100 attorneys in the States of Missouri and Kansas. Roger has also been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. View

Roger has served as President of the Civil Litigation Section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association ("KCMBA") and has chaired the Tort Committee for the Missouri Bar Association. He is a former Chair of the KCMBA Tort Committee and currently sits on the Board of the KCMBA and Chairs that organization's CLE Committee. He is currently the president of the Civil Litigation Division of the Missouri Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at seminars and CLE presentations including moderating and presenting at the Missouri Bar's annual "Winning Strategies in Medical Malpractice" seminar. He lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and two young sons.
  • Bar Number: 47534
    Missouri , 1998
  • University of Missouri - Columbia
    JD , 1998
  • Westminster College
    B.A. , 1995
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
    M.A. , 1998

Kevin Chaffee

Kevin Chaffee has spent his entire career working for his clients on a contingency fee basis. Whether representing injured plaintiffs and their families in personal injury cases, complex medical malpractice or nursing home abuse or neglect, Kevin works on a contingency fee basis so that he can ensure creative and efficient representation that leads to positive results. By partnering with his clients on a contingent basis, Kevin does not receive a fee unless he obtains money damages for his clients. This contingency practice eliminates the burden of charging high fees for an unnecessary army of paralegals and assistants and also eliminates the need to send his clients a monthly bill or require upfront payment. Without the burden of charging high hourly fees for unnecessary overhead, Kevin's contingency practice creates a positive environment where he and his clients can work together to protect the client's rights and obtain a satisfactory result.

After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law, Kevin began his career at a prominent plaintiff's firm as the only associate working for three partners with decades of experience as defense lawyers. While there, Kevin honed his skills representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, pharmaceutical/medical device products liability, nursing home neglect or abuse litigation. Because the partners were prior defense lawyers, Kevin learned valuable skills on anticipating and overcoming common defense strategies. Kevin also learned how to efficiently represent injured parties by keeping costs low, and as a result, settlement proceeds high.

Kevin now brings that experience to the Nail Law Firm, where he continues to represent injured parties for a variety of injuries, including motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice/negligence cases, premises liability or "slip and fall" cases, and nursing home liability cases.

While in law school, Kevin was active amongst his peers. He was a Staff and Articles Editor for the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy and chaired the Law Journal's Endowment Committee which created an endowed fund to promote scholarships and academic achievement amongst Journal Members. In his second year, Kevin reached the quarterfinals of the KU Law Moot Court Competition and was also a member of the Dean's Fellows Program where he mentored first year law students.

Kevin also makes an effort to stay involved in the Kansas City Community. In 2011, Kevin completed the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Associations' Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy and now serves on the KCMBA's Torts committee. In 2014, Kevin was nominated to run in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Campaign. Over the 10 week campaign, Kevin and his fellow candidates raised over $500,000 for the Midwest Chapter of the LLS. Superlawyers Magazine also named Kevin to their 2014 Rising Stars List for his representation of personal injury plaintiffs.
  • Bar Number: 63462
    Missouri , 2011
  • Bar Number: 24569
    Kansas , 2010
  • University of Kansas
    B.S. , 2007
  • University of Kansas
    J.D. , 2010

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