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James D. Myers

Mr. Myers has been trying lawsuits in state and federal courts for the past 23 years. He has extensive experience in medical malpractice, business litigation, personal injury and employment litigation. Mr. Myers has secured several multi-million dollar jury verdicts in business disputes for his clients. He also routinely defends physicians and other professionals whose cases result in dismissals or defense verdicts at trial. Mr. Myers is routinely hired to represent clients in cases all over the United States. Mr. Myers’ clients include business owners, insurance companies and individuals. Mr. Myers has been selected for inclusion in The Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal every year since 2009. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in SuperLawyers every year since 2010. Mr. Myers holds an AV preeminent rating (highest available) from Martindale-Hubbell based on confidential opinions of both members of the Bar and Judiciary. Mr. Myers started his career at a large national firm. He joined Shaffer Lombardo Shurin in January of 2008.

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Business & Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City, J.D., 1997
  • University of Missouri, B.A., 1994
  • Appointed in 1999, only two years out of law school, as Municipal Judge for the City of Roeland Park, Kansas. Mr. Myers is the youngest known judicial appointee in Kansas history.
  • Included in The Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar each year since 2009.
  • Selected as a SuperLawyer each year since 2010
  • Included in the 2021-2022 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected to the 2011 Forty Under 40 class by Ingram's.
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent rating.
  • Named by KC Magazine in Top Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas.
  • Mr. Myers and his wife have two teenage daughters.
  • Mr. Myers enjoys traveling as well as competing in triathlons. He is a nationally-ranked triathlete having competed in both the Half-Ironman World Championship and the Ironman World Championship on numerous occasions.