Langdon & Emison

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Langdon & Emison

We are recognized as a leading personal injury law firm. Our attorneys specialize in the areas of product liability, wrongful death and personal injury law, and have taken on some of the largest manufacturers and organizations in the country.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Missouri and has no record of discipline from the Missouri bar association. *

Langdon & Emison

Langdon & Emison

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check_circle Offers Video Calls

We are recognized as a leading personal injury law firm. Our attorneys specialize in the areas of product liability, wrongful death and personal injury law, and have taken on some of the largest manufacturers and organizations in the country.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Missouri and has no record of discipline from the Missouri bar association. *

Firm Overview

For over 30 years, Langdon & Emison has earned its reputation by providing outstanding client service to those families and individuals who have been hurt by someone else's negligence. Langdon & Emison represented the plaintiff in Baker vs. General Motors, a landmark lawsuit where for the first time evidence was admitted into court proving an automakers deliberate choice of profits over human safety.

As testament to our success, we regularly receive referrals from lawyers nationwide who recognize the need for our specialized expertise.

Some of the areas our personal injury attorneys specialize in:

Auto Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Nursing Home Abuse
Auto Defects
Defective Child Seats
Defective Auto Seats
Defective Reclining Seats
Defective Seatbelts
Automobile Rollovers
Defective Tires
Fuel Fires
Aftermarket Vehicle Defects
Product Defects
Car Accidents
Dangerous Side Effects of Prescription Drugs

In our trucking accident litigation practice, we have defended families and individuals against some of the largest shipping companies in the world. With more than 3,000 deaths and 30,000 injuries resulting from accidents involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles in the U.S. each year, someone is killed or hurt by a truck collision every 16 minutes.

Our team of truck accident attorneys has successfully litigated lawsuits nationwide, with a wide range of issues at stake, including:

Negligent hiring practices of trucking companies.
Driver fatigue in truck accidents.
Underride guards and inadequate truck design.
Conspicuity issues and other driver error issues.

With an increase in the American "baby boomer" population, the tally of U.S. citizens living in nursing homes has approached 1.5 million, according to the Kaiser Family Health Foundation. With this increased market segment residing in more than 16,000 nursing homes in the country comes an increased risk for the elderly to be taken advantage of in facilities that are negligent or otherwise not up to standard.

In the area of nursing home litigation, it is known that abuse and neglect in nursing homes is widespread. The National Center on Elder Abuse has estimated that at least 1 in 20 nursing home patients has been the victim of negligence or abuse. The Center also found that 57 percent of nurses' aides in long-term care facilities admitted to having witnessed, and even participated in, acts of negligence or abuse.

When you are represented by Langdon & Emison your voice is amplified by a collection of attorneys that are not afraid to take on a large auto manufacturer, a nursing home, or a trucking company of any size. If you or your client have been seriously injured or lost a loved one as the result of another's negligence, contact Langdon & Emison today for a free consultation.

Main Office

Lexington office
Langdon & Emison
911 Main St.
Lexington, MO 64067

Phone

800-397-4910

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

24/7

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Other Offices
  • Chicago office - (800) 397-4910

    55 W. Monroe St.
    Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603

  • Saint Louis office

    110 E. Lockwood
    Suite 150
    Saint Louis, MO 63119

  • Kansas City office

    1828 Swift
    Suite 303
    N. Kansas City, MO 64116

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The firm has achieved outstanding results in the area of auto accidents, truck accidents, fuel-fed fire and defective seat back cases, as well as a full array of personal injury litigation. Due to the 30-year track record as a firm, our attorneys have continued to dedicated 100% of their work to representing plaintiffs.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Our lawyers are trial lawyers. We have tried cases in state and federal courts across the country. We fought General Motors to the US Supreme Court and won. This 9-0 decision is now taught in law schools throughout the country. Our clients have been featured in the national media because of our results, and our experience, resources, focus and dedication allow our attorneys to maximize the recovery for our clients and hold wrongdoers accountable.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The attorneys at Langdon & Emison help people defend their rights against the largest corporations in the world. We take pride in helping our clients through the most difficult, stressful and painful times in their lives. We are here to help.

Langdon & Emison
Kent Emison

Growing up as the son of a dairy farmer, Kent Emison learned the value of a disciplined work ethic from an early age. That dedication comes through in his legal career, where for almost 30 years he has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and their family members in personal injury cases.

A Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a board member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Kent devotes 100% of his practice to litigation in product liability, motor vehicle accidents, and other cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. In that role he has served as lead trial counsel in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and has handled cases all across the United States, from Florida to Hawaii.

Kent's reputation in the field is due to his track record of obtaining the maximum compensation for injured individuals and for families who have lost loved ones. Throughout his career he has been an advocate of trial by jury and is seen as a leader in the profession. He served as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) from 2005-2006, and was on the MATA Executive Committee from 1997-2007.

For the past four consecutive years Kent has been selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by the peer review process Super Lawyers. American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell has named him a "Top rated personal injury lawyer", and numerous times he has received "Lawyer of the Year" distinctions from Best Lawyers in America.

Kent has presented a variety of seminars to several national associations of attorneys, and has spoken at the University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri-Kansas City. A sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, Kent is an active member of prestigious legal and professional organizations. He is a dedicated board member in several organizations in his local community, and has been a supporter of several philanthropic organizations for decades, both locally and nationally. Many of these positions of nonprofit leadership focus on his particular passions of charities benefiting children, education, and the funding of research for consumer safety.

Kent graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he served as Business Editor of the Law Review from 1979-1981. Though he spends less time farming than he did in his youth, he enjoys spending time outdoors when he can.


Publications

“Evaluating and Litigating the Fuel-Fed Fire Cases,” Illinois Trial Journal, Summer 2019.

“Litigation Trends and Tips for Your Distracted Driving Case,” AIEG Voice, Spring 2019.

“When Guardrail Manufacturers Pursue Profits Over Safety, Consumers Pay the Price,” AIEG Voice, Winter 2018.

“Defective guardrails in serious injury and death cases,” Thomson Reuters’ Automotive Journal, April 18, 2018.

“Theories of Recovery in Trucking Accident Cases Involving Insufficient Insurance,” Thomson Reuters’ Automotive Journal, May 3, 2017.

“How Lack of Visibility Can Become a Major Theme in a Trucking Accident Case,” AIEGVoice, April 2016.

Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, April 9, 2013: "Recent Developments in Conspicuity Issues in Truck Accident Litigation."

Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, November 6, 2012: "Higher Standards for Semi-Truck Underride Guards Needed to Save Lives, Reduce Manufacturers' Liability."

AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group 2012 Newsletter: "Trial Strategies with Negligent Trucking Companies."

Illinois Trial Journal, Summer 2012: "Trial Strategies for Holding Trucking Companies Responsible for their Employees' Negligent Conduct."

Trial magazine, August 2012: "Danger on the Open Road (Defects in Campers, RV's)."

National Law Journal, August 22, 2011: "Electronic discovery report on truck accident litigation."

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
J.D., 1981

University of Missouri
B.S., Cum Laude, 1978

Langdon & Emison
Kent Emison

Growing up as the son of a dairy farmer, Kent Emison learned the value of a disciplined work ethic from an early age. That dedication comes through in his legal career, where for almost 30 years he has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and their family members in personal injury cases.

A Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a board member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Kent devotes 100% of his practice to litigation in product liability, motor vehicle accidents, and other cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. In that role he has served as lead trial counsel in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and has handled cases all across the United States, from Florida to Hawaii.

Kent's reputation in the field is due to his track record of obtaining the maximum compensation for injured individuals and for families who have lost loved ones. Throughout his career he has been an advocate of trial by jury and is seen as a leader in the profession. He served as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) from 2005-2006, and was on the MATA Executive Committee from 1997-2007.

For the past four consecutive years Kent has been selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by the peer review process Super Lawyers. American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell has named him a "Top rated personal injury lawyer", and numerous times he has received "Lawyer of the Year" distinctions from Best Lawyers in America.

Kent has presented a variety of seminars to several national associations of attorneys, and has spoken at the University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri-Kansas City. A sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, Kent is an active member of prestigious legal and professional organizations. He is a dedicated board member in several organizations in his local community, and has been a supporter of several philanthropic organizations for decades, both locally and nationally. Many of these positions of nonprofit leadership focus on his particular passions of charities benefiting children, education, and the funding of research for consumer safety.

Kent graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he served as Business Editor of the Law Review from 1979-1981. Though he spends less time farming than he did in his youth, he enjoys spending time outdoors when he can.


Publications

“Evaluating and Litigating the Fuel-Fed Fire Cases,” Illinois Trial Journal, Summer 2019.

“Litigation Trends and Tips for Your Distracted Driving Case,” AIEG Voice, Spring 2019.

“When Guardrail Manufacturers Pursue Profits Over Safety, Consumers Pay the Price,” AIEG Voice, Winter 2018.

“Defective guardrails in serious injury and death cases,” Thomson Reuters’ Automotive Journal, April 18, 2018.

“Theories of Recovery in Trucking Accident Cases Involving Insufficient Insurance,” Thomson Reuters’ Automotive Journal, May 3, 2017.

“How Lack of Visibility Can Become a Major Theme in a Trucking Accident Case,” AIEGVoice, April 2016.

Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, April 9, 2013: "Recent Developments in Conspicuity Issues in Truck Accident Litigation."

Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, November 6, 2012: "Higher Standards for Semi-Truck Underride Guards Needed to Save Lives, Reduce Manufacturers' Liability."

AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group 2012 Newsletter: "Trial Strategies with Negligent Trucking Companies."

Illinois Trial Journal, Summer 2012: "Trial Strategies for Holding Trucking Companies Responsible for their Employees' Negligent Conduct."

Trial magazine, August 2012: "Danger on the Open Road (Defects in Campers, RV's)."

National Law Journal, August 22, 2011: "Electronic discovery report on truck accident litigation."

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law J.D., 1981


University of Missouri B.S., Cum Laude, 1978


Langdon & Emison
Bob Langdon

Bob has served as lead counsel in some of the nation's most significant personal injury trials and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of clients nationwide. In 2000, he was one of only eight lawyers in the United States to spearhead cases against Ford/Firestone.

Bob has been inducted as a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized with some of the United States' highest honors for attorneys. He was included in Super Lawyers' listing of the top 100 attorneys in Missouri and Kansas in 2011. In 2010, Bob was one of two Missouri attorneys to be named "Legal Champion" as part of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Lawyer of the Year" program.

Bob's leadership in the profession has led him to serve as an Executive Board member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and as a past member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.

Since 1985, Bob has been nationally board-certified in trial advocacy. He speaks regularly at many seminars throughout the country, teaching other lawyers various successful trial techniques.

Admissions

State Courts of Missouri (1973)

U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri (1973)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1973)


Publications

"Where the Rubber Meets the Road," Trial, American Association for Justice, February 2016.

"Identifying and litigating a highway shoulder defect case: Practical Tips," Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, December 16, 2014.

"Permissive Joinder Trend in GM Cases Benefits Plaintiffs," Law360, September 12, 2014.


Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice (Past Member, Board of Directors)

Attorneys Information Exchange Group (Executive Board Member)

International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Lafayette County Bar Association (Past President)

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Past President; Board Member; Executive Board Member)

Missouri Bar Association

National Board of Trial Advocacy American Board of Trial Advocates

Education

University of Missouri
B.S., 1970

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law
J.D., 1972

Langdon & Emison
Bob Langdon

Bob has served as lead counsel in some of the nation's most significant personal injury trials and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of clients nationwide. In 2000, he was one of only eight lawyers in the United States to spearhead cases against Ford/Firestone.

Bob has been inducted as a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized with some of the United States' highest honors for attorneys. He was included in Super Lawyers' listing of the top 100 attorneys in Missouri and Kansas in 2011. In 2010, Bob was one of two Missouri attorneys to be named "Legal Champion" as part of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Lawyer of the Year" program.

Bob's leadership in the profession has led him to serve as an Executive Board member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and as a past member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.

Since 1985, Bob has been nationally board-certified in trial advocacy. He speaks regularly at many seminars throughout the country, teaching other lawyers various successful trial techniques.

Admissions

State Courts of Missouri (1973)

U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri (1973)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1973)


Publications

"Where the Rubber Meets the Road," Trial, American Association for Justice, February 2016.

"Identifying and litigating a highway shoulder defect case: Practical Tips," Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, December 16, 2014.

"Permissive Joinder Trend in GM Cases Benefits Plaintiffs," Law360, September 12, 2014.


Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice (Past Member, Board of Directors)

Attorneys Information Exchange Group (Executive Board Member)

International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Lafayette County Bar Association (Past President)

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Past President; Board Member; Executive Board Member)

Missouri Bar Association

National Board of Trial Advocacy American Board of Trial Advocates

Education

University of Missouri B.S., 1970


University of Missouri Columbia School of Law J.D., 1972


Firm Overview

For over 30 years, Langdon & Emison has earned its reputation by providing outstanding client service to those families and individuals who have been hurt by someone else's negligence. Langdon & Emison represented the plaintiff in Baker vs. General Motors, a landmark lawsuit where for the first time evidence was admitted into court proving an automakers deliberate choice of profits over human safety.

As testament to our success, we regularly receive referrals from lawyers nationwide who recognize the need for our specialized expertise.

Some of the areas our personal injury attorneys specialize in:

Auto Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Nursing Home Abuse
Auto Defects
Defective Child Seats
Defective Auto Seats
Defective Reclining Seats
Defective Seatbelts
Automobile Rollovers
Defective Tires
Fuel Fires
Aftermarket Vehicle Defects
Product Defects
Car Accidents
Dangerous Side Effects of Prescription Drugs

In our trucking accident litigation practice, we have defended families and individuals against some of the largest shipping companies in the world. With more than 3,000 deaths and 30,000 injuries resulting from accidents involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles in the U.S. each year, someone is killed or hurt by a truck collision every 16 minutes.

Our team of truck accident attorneys has successfully litigated lawsuits nationwide, with a wide range of issues at stake, including:

Negligent hiring practices of trucking companies.
Driver fatigue in truck accidents.
Underride guards and inadequate truck design.
Conspicuity issues and other driver error issues.

With an increase in the American "baby boomer" population, the tally of U.S. citizens living in nursing homes has approached 1.5 million, according to the Kaiser Family Health Foundation. With this increased market segment residing in more than 16,000 nursing homes in the country comes an increased risk for the elderly to be taken advantage of in facilities that are negligent or otherwise not up to standard.

In the area of nursing home litigation, it is known that abuse and neglect in nursing homes is widespread. The National Center on Elder Abuse has estimated that at least 1 in 20 nursing home patients has been the victim of negligence or abuse. The Center also found that 57 percent of nurses' aides in long-term care facilities admitted to having witnessed, and even participated in, acts of negligence or abuse.

When you are represented by Langdon & Emison your voice is amplified by a collection of attorneys that are not afraid to take on a large auto manufacturer, a nursing home, or a trucking company of any size. If you or your client have been seriously injured or lost a loved one as the result of another's negligence, contact Langdon & Emison today for a free consultation.

Main Office

Lexington office
Langdon & Emison
911 Main St.
Lexington, MO 64067

Phone

800-397-4910

Fees
Office Information
Office Hours

24/7

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Other Offices
  • Chicago office - (800) 397-4910

    55 W. Monroe St.
    Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603

  • Saint Louis office

    110 E. Lockwood
    Suite 150
    Saint Louis, MO 63119

  • Kansas City office

    1828 Swift
    Suite 303
    N. Kansas City, MO 64116

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The firm has achieved outstanding results in the area of auto accidents, truck accidents, fuel-fed fire and defective seat back cases, as well as a full array of personal injury litigation. Due to the 30-year track record as a firm, our attorneys have continued to dedicated 100% of their work to representing plaintiffs.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Our lawyers are trial lawyers. We have tried cases in state and federal courts across the country. We fought General Motors to the US Supreme Court and won. This 9-0 decision is now taught in law schools throughout the country. Our clients have been featured in the national media because of our results, and our experience, resources, focus and dedication allow our attorneys to maximize the recovery for our clients and hold wrongdoers accountable.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The attorneys at Langdon & Emison help people defend their rights against the largest corporations in the world. We take pride in helping our clients through the most difficult, stressful and painful times in their lives. We are here to help.

Langdon & Emison
Kent Emison

Growing up as the son of a dairy farmer, Kent Emison learned the value of a disciplined work ethic from an early age. That dedication comes through in his legal career, where for almost 30 years he has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and their family members in personal injury cases.

A Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a board member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Kent devotes 100% of his practice to litigation in product liability, motor vehicle accidents, and other cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. In that role he has served as lead trial counsel in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and has handled cases all across the United States, from Florida to Hawaii.

Kent's reputation in the field is due to his track record of obtaining the maximum compensation for injured individuals and for families who have lost loved ones. Throughout his career he has been an advocate of trial by jury and is seen as a leader in the profession. He served as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) from 2005-2006, and was on the MATA Executive Committee from 1997-2007.

For the past four consecutive years Kent has been selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by the peer review process Super Lawyers. American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell has named him a "Top rated personal injury lawyer", and numerous times he has received "Lawyer of the Year" distinctions from Best Lawyers in America.

Kent has presented a variety of seminars to several national associations of attorneys, and has spoken at the University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri-Kansas City. A sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, Kent is an active member of prestigious legal and professional organizations. He is a dedicated board member in several organizations in his local community, and has been a supporter of several philanthropic organizations for decades, both locally and nationally. Many of these positions of nonprofit leadership focus on his particular passions of charities benefiting children, education, and the funding of research for consumer safety.

Kent graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he served as Business Editor of the Law Review from 1979-1981. Though he spends less time farming than he did in his youth, he enjoys spending time outdoors when he can.


Publications

“Evaluating and Litigating the Fuel-Fed Fire Cases,” Illinois Trial Journal, Summer 2019.

“Litigation Trends and Tips for Your Distracted Driving Case,” AIEG Voice, Spring 2019.

“When Guardrail Manufacturers Pursue Profits Over Safety, Consumers Pay the Price,” AIEG Voice, Winter 2018.

“Defective guardrails in serious injury and death cases,” Thomson Reuters’ Automotive Journal, April 18, 2018.

“Theories of Recovery in Trucking Accident Cases Involving Insufficient Insurance,” Thomson Reuters’ Automotive Journal, May 3, 2017.

“How Lack of Visibility Can Become a Major Theme in a Trucking Accident Case,” AIEGVoice, April 2016.

Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, April 9, 2013: "Recent Developments in Conspicuity Issues in Truck Accident Litigation."

Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, November 6, 2012: "Higher Standards for Semi-Truck Underride Guards Needed to Save Lives, Reduce Manufacturers' Liability."

AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group 2012 Newsletter: "Trial Strategies with Negligent Trucking Companies."

Illinois Trial Journal, Summer 2012: "Trial Strategies for Holding Trucking Companies Responsible for their Employees' Negligent Conduct."

Trial magazine, August 2012: "Danger on the Open Road (Defects in Campers, RV's)."

National Law Journal, August 22, 2011: "Electronic discovery report on truck accident litigation."

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
J.D., 1981

University of Missouri
B.S., Cum Laude, 1978

Langdon & Emison
Kent Emison

Growing up as the son of a dairy farmer, Kent Emison learned the value of a disciplined work ethic from an early age. That dedication comes through in his legal career, where for almost 30 years he has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and their family members in personal injury cases.

A Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a board member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Kent devotes 100% of his practice to litigation in product liability, motor vehicle accidents, and other cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. In that role he has served as lead trial counsel in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and has handled cases all across the United States, from Florida to Hawaii.

Kent's reputation in the field is due to his track record of obtaining the maximum compensation for injured individuals and for families who have lost loved ones. Throughout his career he has been an advocate of trial by jury and is seen as a leader in the profession. He served as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) from 2005-2006, and was on the MATA Executive Committee from 1997-2007.

For the past four consecutive years Kent has been selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by the peer review process Super Lawyers. American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell has named him a "Top rated personal injury lawyer", and numerous times he has received "Lawyer of the Year" distinctions from Best Lawyers in America.

Kent has presented a variety of seminars to several national associations of attorneys, and has spoken at the University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri-Kansas City. A sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, Kent is an active member of prestigious legal and professional organizations. He is a dedicated board member in several organizations in his local community, and has been a supporter of several philanthropic organizations for decades, both locally and nationally. Many of these positions of nonprofit leadership focus on his particular passions of charities benefiting children, education, and the funding of research for consumer safety.

Kent graduated with distinction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he served as Business Editor of the Law Review from 1979-1981. Though he spends less time farming than he did in his youth, he enjoys spending time outdoors when he can.


Publications

“Evaluating and Litigating the Fuel-Fed Fire Cases,” Illinois Trial Journal, Summer 2019.

“Litigation Trends and Tips for Your Distracted Driving Case,” AIEG Voice, Spring 2019.

“When Guardrail Manufacturers Pursue Profits Over Safety, Consumers Pay the Price,” AIEG Voice, Winter 2018.

“Defective guardrails in serious injury and death cases,” Thomson Reuters’ Automotive Journal, April 18, 2018.

“Theories of Recovery in Trucking Accident Cases Involving Insufficient Insurance,” Thomson Reuters’ Automotive Journal, May 3, 2017.

“How Lack of Visibility Can Become a Major Theme in a Trucking Accident Case,” AIEGVoice, April 2016.

Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, April 9, 2013: "Recent Developments in Conspicuity Issues in Truck Accident Litigation."

Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, November 6, 2012: "Higher Standards for Semi-Truck Underride Guards Needed to Save Lives, Reduce Manufacturers' Liability."

AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group 2012 Newsletter: "Trial Strategies with Negligent Trucking Companies."

Illinois Trial Journal, Summer 2012: "Trial Strategies for Holding Trucking Companies Responsible for their Employees' Negligent Conduct."

Trial magazine, August 2012: "Danger on the Open Road (Defects in Campers, RV's)."

National Law Journal, August 22, 2011: "Electronic discovery report on truck accident litigation."

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law J.D., 1981


University of Missouri B.S., Cum Laude, 1978


Langdon & Emison
Bob Langdon

Bob has served as lead counsel in some of the nation's most significant personal injury trials and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of clients nationwide. In 2000, he was one of only eight lawyers in the United States to spearhead cases against Ford/Firestone.

Bob has been inducted as a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized with some of the United States' highest honors for attorneys. He was included in Super Lawyers' listing of the top 100 attorneys in Missouri and Kansas in 2011. In 2010, Bob was one of two Missouri attorneys to be named "Legal Champion" as part of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Lawyer of the Year" program.

Bob's leadership in the profession has led him to serve as an Executive Board member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and as a past member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.

Since 1985, Bob has been nationally board-certified in trial advocacy. He speaks regularly at many seminars throughout the country, teaching other lawyers various successful trial techniques.

Admissions

State Courts of Missouri (1973)

U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri (1973)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1973)


Publications

"Where the Rubber Meets the Road," Trial, American Association for Justice, February 2016.

"Identifying and litigating a highway shoulder defect case: Practical Tips," Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, December 16, 2014.

"Permissive Joinder Trend in GM Cases Benefits Plaintiffs," Law360, September 12, 2014.


Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice (Past Member, Board of Directors)

Attorneys Information Exchange Group (Executive Board Member)

International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Lafayette County Bar Association (Past President)

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Past President; Board Member; Executive Board Member)

Missouri Bar Association

National Board of Trial Advocacy American Board of Trial Advocates

Education

University of Missouri
B.S., 1970

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law
J.D., 1972

Langdon & Emison
Bob Langdon

Bob has served as lead counsel in some of the nation's most significant personal injury trials and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of clients nationwide. In 2000, he was one of only eight lawyers in the United States to spearhead cases against Ford/Firestone.

Bob has been inducted as a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized with some of the United States' highest honors for attorneys. He was included in Super Lawyers' listing of the top 100 attorneys in Missouri and Kansas in 2011. In 2010, Bob was one of two Missouri attorneys to be named "Legal Champion" as part of Missouri Lawyers Weekly's "Lawyer of the Year" program.

Bob's leadership in the profession has led him to serve as an Executive Board member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), as President of the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and as a past member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.

Since 1985, Bob has been nationally board-certified in trial advocacy. He speaks regularly at many seminars throughout the country, teaching other lawyers various successful trial techniques.

Admissions

State Courts of Missouri (1973)

U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri (1973)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (1973)


Publications

"Where the Rubber Meets the Road," Trial, American Association for Justice, February 2016.

"Identifying and litigating a highway shoulder defect case: Practical Tips," Thomson Reuters' Automotive Journal, December 16, 2014.

"Permissive Joinder Trend in GM Cases Benefits Plaintiffs," Law360, September 12, 2014.


Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice (Past Member, Board of Directors)

Attorneys Information Exchange Group (Executive Board Member)

International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Lafayette County Bar Association (Past President)

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Past President; Board Member; Executive Board Member)

Missouri Bar Association

National Board of Trial Advocacy American Board of Trial Advocates

Education

University of Missouri B.S., 1970


University of Missouri Columbia School of Law J.D., 1972


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