Ms. Susan Ford Robertson
The Robertston Law Group, LLC
1903 Wyandotte Street, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64108-1985

Phone    (816) 221-7010
Fax         (816) 221-7015
Email      susanr@therobertsonlawgroup.com
Website www.therobertsonlawgroup.com

Type of Case: Civil
Admitted to practice:
Supreme Court
8th Circuit
IL, MO

Degrees:

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Missouri-Columbia 1986
  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia 1982 Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha

Practice Focus:

  • Civil appellate practice assisting trial lawyers across the nation in all phases of complex litigation and in handling all aspects of state & federal appeals.

Publications:

  • Superseding and Staying Judgments in Missouri
  • Superseding and Staying Judgments: A National Compendium, ABA (2007)

Representative Cases:

  • Rock Port Market, Inc. v. Affiliated Foods Midwest Cooperative, Inc., 532 S.W.3d 180 (Mo.App. 2017)
  • Sauvain v. Acceptance Indemnity Ins. Co., 500 S.W.3d 893 (Mo.App. 2016)
  • Youngs v. Conley, 505 S.W.3d 305 (Mo.App. 2016)
  • Oliver v. Ford Motor Credit Corp., 437 S.W.3d 352 (Mo.App. 2014)
  • Snellen v. Capital Region Medical Center, 422 S.W.3d 343 (Mo.App. 2014)
  • Difatta-Wheaton v. Dolphin Capital Corp., 271 S.W.3d 594 (Mo. banc 2008)
  • Brungard v. Risky's Inc., 240 S.W.3d 685 (Mo. banc 2007)
  • State ex rel. Ford Motor Co. v. Manners, 239 S.W.3d 583 (Mo. banc 2007)
  • New England Carpenters Pension Fund v. Hafner, 391 S.W.3d 453 (Mo.App. 2012)
  • Melson v. Traxler, 356 S.W.3d 264 (Mo.App. 2011)
  • Wright v. Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny, P.C., 364 S.W.3d 558 (Mo.App. 2011)
  • Hendricks v. Curators of University of Missouri, 308 S.W.3d 740 (Mo.App. 2010)
  • Holt v. City of Columbia, 301 S.W.3d 139 (Mo.App. 2010)
  • Pope v. Ray, 298 S.W.3d 53 (Mo.App. 2009)
  • Lancaster v. Carson & Coil, P.C., 292 S.W.3d 379 (Mo.App. 2009)
  • Sapp v. Morrison Brothers Co., 295 S.W.3d 470 (Mo.App. 2009)
  • Rinehart v. Shelter General Ins. Co., 261 S.W.3d 583 (Mo.App. 2008)
  • Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., v. Efficient Solutions, Inc., 252 S.W.3d 164 (Mo.App. 2007)
  • Kansas City Power & Light Co. v. Bibb & Associates, Inc., 197 S.W.3d 147 (Mo.App. 2006)
  • State el rel. Larkin v. Oxenhandler, 159 S.W.3d 417 (Mo.App. 2005)
  • Westfall v. Board of Governors of Truman State University, 154 S.W.3d 374 (Mo.App. 2004)
  • Herringer v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 140 S.W.3d 100 (Mo.App. 2004)
  • Pink v. Knoche, 103 S.W.3d 221 (Mo.App. 2003)
  • Hampton v. Jeckman, 50 S.W.3d 897 (Mo.App. 2001)
  • Coon v. Dryden, 46 S.W.3d 81 (Mo.App. 2001)
  • Silver, Asher, Sher & McLaren, M.D.s Neurology, P.C. v. Batchu, 16 S.W.3d 340 (Mo.App. 2000)
  • Mahoney v. Doerhoff Surgical Services, Inc., 807 S.W.2d 503 (Mo. banc 1991)

Honors and Awards:

  • Invited to serve as a Director on the Super Lawyers National Advisory Board
  • Named 2013-2018 Top 100 Lawyers in Missouri by Super Lawyers
  • Named 2005, 2006, 2009-2018 Top 50 Women Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas by Super Lawyers
  • Named 2012-2017 Best of the Bar in Appellate Practice by Kansas City Business Journal
  • Consistently named to the Super Lawyers Top Lists since 2005
  • Recipient 2011 Women’s Justice Awards Litigation Practioner of the Year
  • Recipient 2010 Honorary Initiate of the Order of the Barrister awarded by the University of Missouri
  • Recipient 2009 The Missouri Bar President’s Award
  • Recipient 2009 Kansas City Legal Leaders Award for Civil Justice
  • Recipient 2005 The Missouri Bar President’s Award
  • Recipient 1996 of the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in appellate practice presented by The Missouri Bar Foundation.

Nature of Firm's Practice:

  • Appellate practice assisting trial counsel across the nation in all phases of litigation in complex civil cases and handling all aspects of appeals in state and federal courts.

Other Information:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Chair, Judicial Retention Evaluation Committee (2009-2015) Member, Missouri Supreme Court Advisory Committee (2010-2017) Board Member and Vice Chair of Kansas City Streetcar Authority (2012-present) Chair, The Missouri Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (2001-2012) Fellow of the American Bar Association Fellow of The Missouri Bar Foundation American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers American Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy Committee Defense Research Institute, Appellate Advocacy Committee The Missouri Bar Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Association of Women Lawyers of Kansas City Defense Research Institute Member 2009 United States Magistrate Merit Selection Committee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri Member and past President, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and member of the Board of Directors since 1996-2007 Member and past President of the Missouri Board of Law Examiners, 1996-2007 The Missouri Bar Blue Ribbon Commission on the Independence of the Judiciary (2005) The Missouri Bar Ethics 2005 Special Committee Former member, United States District Court, Western District Federal Practice Advisory Committee (1996-2001) Former member Association of Defense Trial Attorneys The Missouri Bar Special Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct (2002) The Missouri Bar Special Committee on Funding for Legal Services (2001) The Missouri Bar Special Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct (2001)