Shaffer Lombardo Shurin News
  • SETTLEMENT:  A team of SLS attorneys led by Rick Lombardo and Kathy Woods reach settlement with Goldman Sachs in excess of $100,000,000.00. Case:   General American Mutual Holding Company v. ...
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  • TRIAL VERDICT:  Jury finds in favor of Interventional Radiologist represented by SLS in medical malpractice case claiming doctor’s negligence caused leg amputation. Case Information:  Plai...
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  • NEWS: SLS attorney Jim Myers selected to The Kansas City Business Journal’s 2011 Best of the Bar. Congratulations to SLS attorney Jim Myers for being selected by his peers in the The Kansas ...
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  • TRIAL VERDICT:  Jury finds in favor of radiologist represented by SLS in medical malpractice case in Kansas. Case Information:  Plaintiff v. Radiologist Circuit Court of Johnson County,...
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  • TRIAL VERDICT:  Family practice physician is not negligent in perforated appendicitis case. Case Information:  Plaintiff v. Family Practice Doctor Circuit Court of Jackson County, Misso...
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  • TRIAL VERDICT: Two radiologists represented by SLS are vindicated by defense verdict in wrongful death case. Case Information: Estate of Patient v. Radiologists Circuit Court of Jasper Co...
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  • TRANSACTION: Leland Shurin and Dan Runion of Shaffer Lombardo Shurin represented LWO Acquisitions Company, a privately owned affiliate of the Bowie Fund, in its acquisition of a precision printed...
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  • IRS PENALTIES ABATED:  Attorney Dan Runion, CPA, recently saved an SLS business client from paying substantial IRS penalties.  The IRS imposed penalties on the business for its failure to timely file ...
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  • WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT:  SLS represents family of truck driver killed by falling steel at a South Carolina steel mill. Case Information:  Estate of Eddie Wright, et al. v. Nucor Corporation, e...
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  • DEFENSE VERDICT:  SLS partner Greg Forney recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a Chiropractor sued for failure to properly assess and treat a patient subsequently diagnosed with severe hip...
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  • IRS APPROVAL of FEDERAL TAX EXEMPT STATUS: SLS Attorney Dan Runion, CPA recently helped obtain federal income tax exempt status for the Pleasant Valley Fire Fighters Association, Inc., which will no...
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  • TRIAL VERDICT: Jury finds in favor of  Psychiatrist represented by SLS in wrongful death case claiming doctor’s negligence led to man killing his Mother and Aunt.     Case Information...
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  • SLS attorneys Shaffer and Myers selected to Kansas City Business Journal’s 2010 Best of the Bar. Congratulations to SLS attorneys Mike Shaffer and Jim Myers for being selected by their pe...
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  • AUDITOR LIABILITY:  Settlement of $3,262,500 against auditor for alleged negligent audit of publicly traded company. Case Information:  NFC v. SSC, District Court of Johnson County, Kansas D...
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  • IRS PENALTIES ABATED:  Attorney and CPA Dan Runion recently represented an SLS business client against the IRS and saved the client from paying over $85,000 in IRS penalties and interest assessed ag...
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  • SETTLEMENT WITH TAX AUTHORITIES REACHED:  SLS attorney and CPA Dan Runion represented a taxpayer in obtaining a reduction of over $100,000 in the taxpayer's IRS tax liabilities, representing a decre...
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  • TRANSACTION:  SLS represents client in deal to Operation of Exchange City and Earthworks. Shaffer Lombardo Shurin attorneys Leland Shurin and Dan Runion represented TLE KC in obtain...
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  • U.S. NEWS RANKING.  SLS ranked in “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report. On November 1, 2011, Shaffer Lombardo Shurin PC was ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its “Best Law Fir...
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  • SLS  attorney and CPA Dan Runion represented a taxpayer in obtaining a reduction of over $100,000 in the taxpayerls IRS liabilities, representing a decrease of approximately 50% in those liabilities. ...
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  • SIX SLS ATTORNEYS CHOSEN AS SUPER LAWYERS. Congratulations to SLS partners Michael Shaffer, Rick Lombardo, Leland Shurin, Greg Forney and Jim Myers who were chosen as Super Lawyers for 2011 by Super L...
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  • SLS ATTORNEY LELAND SHURIN APPOINTED SPECIAL DISCOVERY MASTER  In June 2011, Leland Shurin was appointed as Special Discovery Master and Mediator by the Honorable A. Rex Gabbert, Judge, Clay County, M...
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  • TRIAL VERDICT:  SLS attorney Jayson Ford represents a general surgeon who is exonerated by jury in Clay County, Missouri   Case Information:  Plaintiff v. General Surgeon Ci...
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  • CLASS CERTIFICATION AWARDED TO SLS CLIENTS:  Judge Carlos Murguia certified a class on behalf of the owner-operators in a lawsuit filed against TransAm Trucking and its subsidiary, TransAm Leasing.  T...
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  • EIGHT SLS ATTORNEYS NAMED SUPER LAWYERS. Congratulations to SLS attorneys J. Michael Shaffer, Rick Lombardo, Leland Shurin, Greg Forney, Jayson Ford and Jim Myers who were selected Super Lawyers, and ...
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  • TRIAL VERDICT:  Defense verdict for physician in case alleging failure to diagnose a femur fracture. CASE INFORMATION:  Patient v Primary Case Physician DESCRIPTION:  SLS attorneys Jayson Ford and J...
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  • BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA RECOGNIZES JAY A. DAUGHERTY For the second year in a row, SLS lawyer and retired Circuit Court Judge Jay A. Daugherty was selected by Best Lawyers in America for his work in th...
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  • SHURIN APPOINTED SPECIAL DEPUTY LIQUIDATOR: SLS attorney Leland M. Shurin was appointed Special Deputy Liquidator of GAMHC on March 7, 2013, by the Honorable Patricia Joyce, Cole County Circuit Court ...
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  • MESOTHELIOMA SETTLEMENT:  Settlement of $2.5 - $3 million for wrongful death of 79 year old former railroad worker who died of asbestos related disease.   Case Information:  Plaintiff v. Rail...
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Litigation

Members of SLS’s litigation department handle complex civil litigation matters, in areas including construction disputes, insurance defense, insurance coverage, professional liability, environmental matters and product liability. SLS’s litigation practice has focused substantially on personal injury litigation, insurance litigation and medical malpractice. J. Michael Shaffer received the prestigious Lon O. Hocker Award from the Missouri Board of Governors acknowledging his outstanding proficiency in the art of trial advocacy. Richard F. Lombardo is a fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys, an organization by which membership is extended only by invitation to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standard of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.

Members of SLS’s litigation team bring experience from all facets of trial practice. We have lawyers licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois, California, Texas, Ohio and Iowa and we routinely serve as counsel in lawsuits in several other states. They are authorized to practice in the State courts of Missouri and Kansas and have appeared before the Eighth Circuit, Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Missouri Courts of Appeal, the Missouri Supreme Court, the United States Claims Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the state of Kansas and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Our clients include a diverse range of industries, including insurance companies, purchasing groups, real estate development companies, governmental entities, health care providers, advertising agencies, trucking firms, retail, commercial and agricultural businesses and construction companies. 

SLS litigators support other practice groups in commercial and business litigation, and often handle complex business disputes to resolve issues for our business clients. Their experience includes commercial litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in matters such as construction contracts, product liability cases and a wide range of business disputes. We have represented construction contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners in their litigation as well as general business needs. SLS trial attorneys have been involved in cases relating to property loss, such as refrigerated warehouses and fire loss, commercial and residential fire losses. SLS attorneys have served as litigators for a large trucking firm on a nationwide basis, handling accident litigation involving personal injury or death. They have expertise in representing debtors and creditors in connection with loan transactions, and in implementing the liquidation and winding up of various business entities. SLS attorneys have a substantial practice in the area of insurance litigation, involving coverage disputes. We actively represent state guaranty fund associations on insolvency claims problems.

SLS has a focus on health care law and has a large medical malpractice defense practice. Our attorneys have handled over four hundred fifty (450) medical negligence cases on behalf of physicians and health care providers in Missouri since 1987. Our professional negligence defense also includes representation of architects, engineers, and attorneys on malpractice claims as well as other professional liability insurers.

SLS’s plaintiffs representation includes bodily injury and wrongful death cases, and representing plaintiffs in product liability lawsuits for injuries due to defective equipment. SLS has also represented plaintiffs in worker's compensation cases, EEOC cases and FELA cases. SLS attorneys utilize the latest tools of litigation support. SLS’s litigation practice group is assisted by eight (8) paralegals. The firm has developed a computerized litigation support system for management of litigation matters, including document control, monitoring cases, docketing and conflict control.

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