Kempton & Russell

Kempton & Russell

Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

Firm Overview

At Kempton & Russell, LLC, each client we represent receives individualized advocacy. Recognizing that no one personal injury claim is similar to another, we treat each case uniquely. That approach requires adaptability and in-depth analysis to ensure that the unique aspects of your case receive the attention they deserve.

Our attorneys represent Missouri residents suffering from serious and catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of a motor vehicle driver or so-called "trusted" physician. These victims require ongoing medical treatment throughout the course of their case and beyond. Medical bills pile up with seemingly endless doctor appointments, therapy sessions and surgeries. Their damage is significant, if not permanent and lifelong.

Dedicated Medical Malpractice Attorneys and Personal Injury Lawyers

At Kempton & Russell, LLC, we want our clients to feel confident and satisfied that they selected our firm to handle their personal injury or medical malpractice claim. We understand the physical and emotional toll a near-fatal car or truck accident or birth injury can have. With that in mind, we handle all aspects of their case, taking the time necessary to listen to them and tailor our approach to their specific needs.
We do not pass off legal matters to paralegals or lesser experienced staff. The attorney you meet with is the attorney who remains at your side, fighting for the best outcome for you. We treat you as an individual who has suffered severe injuries or is grieving the tragic death of a beloved family member and primary wage earner.

Contact Us

Our law office is conveniently located in downtown Sedalia across from the courthouses. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Sedalia personal injury attorney regarding a hospital negligence or wrongful death claim, please contact us at 660-851-1970 or toll free at 800-710-7728.

Main Office

Main Office
114 East 5th Street, P.O. BOX 815
Sedalia MO 65302



Personal Injury

The Law Offices of Kempton & Russell will represent your Personal Injury legal matters.

The Law Offices of Kempton & Russell will represent your Personal Injury legal matters.

Mark Thomas Kempton

Kempton & Russell

Areas of Practice
Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
Auto Accidents
Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
Bad Faith
Complex Litigation
Consumer Protection
Dental Malpractice
Federal Trial Practice
Insurance - Plaintiff
Machinery & Tools
Medical Malpractice
Medical Products & Devices
Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Defects
Nursing Home
Other Professionals Malpractice
Personal Injury
Pharmaceutical Products
Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
Property Damage -- Plaintiff
Product Liability
Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff
Recreational Products
Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
State Appellate Practice
State Trial Practice
Truck Accident
Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
Personal & Catastrophic Injury Litigation
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Wrongful Death Litigation
Insurance Litigation

Litigation Percentage
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties
Criminal Trial Advocate Certification, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1982; 1987
Criminal Trial Advocate Certification, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1992; 1997; 2002

Bar Admissions
Missouri, 1976
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1983
U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
J.D. - 1976
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
B.A. - 1973

Third National Bank, Sedalia, M.O.

Honors and Awards
Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyers Award, 1984 - Present
Univerity of Missouri School of Law, Honorary Initiate, Order of Barristers, 2004 - Present
Missouri School of Law, Inductee, The Law Society, 2010 - Present
Super Lawyer, 2005 - 2012
The American Trial Lawyers Association,Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri, 2007 - 2012
Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., "AV" Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, Missouri State Committee Chair, 2000 - 2002
American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate, President, Western Missouri, Eastern Kansas Chapter, 2003 - Present
International Society of Barristers, Fellow
American Association for Justice
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
American Bar Association, Life Member
Missouri Bar Foundation, Fellow
University of Missouri School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Pretrial Litigation
University of Missouri School of Law, Lecturer, Trial Practice, Intercession

Past Employment Positions
Pettis County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney, 1977 - 1978


University of Missouri Columbia School of Law