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Learn About the Law Office of Tom Wagstaff Jr.

Need legal counsel that listens to you and genuinely cares about your future well-being? Do you also want to work with an attorney who is professional and experienced enough to take tough cases to litigation—and can find creative ways to win? You’ve found the right law firm with the Law Office of Tom Wagstaff Jr. We’re glad you’re here.

At the Law Office of Tom Wagstaff Jr., we take pride in combining outstanding legal services with genuine compassion and care for our clients. For more than 25 years, we’ve been a trusted name in Kansas City where our firm is headquartered, as well as throughout Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. Our trial lawyers can even help clients from other states in select cases.

Meet Our Team Committed, Experienced, and Trusted Legal Assistance and Counseling

We are led by two trial attorneys

  • Tom Wagstaff, Jr.Our founding attorney, Tom Wagstaff, Jr., is renowned for his experience in nursing home abuse, elder abuse, and other complex personal injury claims with case results being featured in The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, and McKnight’s Senior Living, as well as being the recipient of a Top Settlement award in the State of Missouri in 2021 by Missouri Lawyers Media. He has earned numerous recognitions, such as being selected to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which represents less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States, and being selected to the Top 10 in nursing home litigation by The National Trial Lawyers. Tom also likes to spend time with community involvement having served as Vice President of St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and President of the Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City.
  • Taylor MyersAttorney Taylor Myers was born and raised in Kansas City, which makes her take every case that comes her way to heart. As a former defense attorney, she uses the unique perspectives she gained in that role to the advantage of our firm’s clients today. She is the Board President of the KCMO Angels, a non-profit group that helps children find and stay in safe, loving foster homes.

We take a select number of cases at a time, so we can guarantee that each one gets the full attention that it needs and deserves. When you’re our client, you can expect the full and continual support of our entire team, even if your case is headed for litigation.

our awards & accolades

A Trusted Record of Success
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 10 Best Attorney in 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Eagles Member 2022-2023
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 10 | Nursing Home
  • Super Lawyers - 10 Years
  • Super Lawyers - 2023

    Cases Our Firm Handles

    We are always committed to providing comprehensive legal support to our clients in their times of need. Thanks to our team’s gathered experiences, we can handle a variety of different cases for our clients. Some cases can be settled or negotiated to an amicable solution, but others cannot. When the opposition is stubborn and the stakes are high, our trial lawyers are prepared to go to court and litigate. 

    The main case types that the Law Office of Tom Wagstaff Jr. handles are:

    • Nursing home abuse: Our firm is dedicated to advocating for the rights of the elderly who have suffered abuse and negligent in nursing homes, including wandering off injuries. We understand the intricacies of these cases and work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable, which can help make nursing homes everywhere safer places.
    • Elder abuse: In addition to nursing home abuse, our firm also handles cases involving elder abuse in other settings. We are proud to provide a voice for the vulnerable and ensure they receive the respect and dignity they deserve through legal action.
    • Personal injury: We can handle many types of personal injury cases, such as those involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe products, and more.
    • Business litigation: The Law Office of Tom Wagstaff Jr. provides robust legal support in business disputes. Whether it's a breach of contract, partnership disputes, or other business-related conflicts, we work diligently to protect the interests of our clients, which can be small businesses or large corporations.

    Why You Should Hire Our Attorneys

    When you hire the Law Office of Tom Wagstaff Jr., our attorneys can lift the burden of navigating the legal system for you. Our team of experienced attorneys simplifies the process by handling all legal aspects of a case, which prevents any costly mistakes that can occur when someone without in-depth legal knowledge tries to handle a case alone. With our counsel, you can be confident that your case will be built correctly, so you can go back to resting and focusing on other areas of your life that need your attention.

    Leave every part of your case up to our attorneys, who can:

    • Research the case or accident: We conduct thorough research into every case to uncover all relevant details and facts. We have to understand the finest details of the situation to deliver our best possible legal counsel.
    • Gather evidence: Evidence is crucial in any legal proceeding. Our team works diligently to collect all necessary evidence, such as medical records, witness testimonies, contract agreements, and other pertinent information, to strengthen your case.
    • Create compelling arguments: The attorneys at the Law Office of Tom Wagstaff Jr. are skilled in crafting compelling arguments that present each client's position and why their best interests should be preserved.
    • File a claim or lawsuit: We handle all paperwork and filings related to a claim or lawsuit, ensuring that all documents are prepared accurately and submitted within the required timeframes.
    • Negotiate for a settlement or agreement: Attorneys Wagstaff, Jr. and Myers are experienced negotiators who strive to reach a fair settlement or agreement when possible.
    • Litigate in court: If a case goes to trial, we will be ready to provide formidable representation in court. Our litigators are adept at presenting cases in court, where other lawyers might not be so confident.

    Learn More About Us – Call Today

    At the Law Office of Tom Wagstaff Jr., we understand how overwhelming legal issues can be. Our dedicated team, led by the accomplished Attorney Tom Wagstaff Jr., is prepared to shoulder the burden of your case, offering the legal knowledge and commitment you need during challenging times. We have a proven track record in elder abuse liability, personal injury, business litigation, and more, so you know that we’ll be ready for any complication in your case.

    Don't face these legal hurdles alone. Reach out to the Law Office of Tom Wagstaff Jr. in Kansas City today for the help of a friendly, professional, and effective legal champion in your pursuit of justice.

    To learn more about our firm and what we can do for our clients, call (816) 597-4556 or fill out an online contact form at any time.

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