Angie focuses on trusts, estates and fiduciary-related litigation and on construction litigation. 

Overview

Angie has experience representing individuals and businesses in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts in Missouri, Kansas and other states, including California, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York. 

She has maintained actions to construe and modify/reform trusts; defended corporate fiduciaries against claims of fraud, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty; and investigated fiduciary misconduct. In the realm of construction and general business litigation, she has resolved disputes involving business torts, breach of contract and professional negligence through mediation, litigation and arbitration.

Experience

Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary-Related Litigation Experience

Defended a national bank in federal court action against $40 million in breach of fiduciary duty and related claims involving trust administration.

Defended multiple regional and national banks in Missouri and Kansas state courts against multi-million dollar breach of fiduciary duty and related claims involving trust administration.

Modified, terminated and reformed trusts through judicial and non-judicial means in Missouri, Kansas and Arizona.

Prosecuted and defended claims against probate estates.

Petitioned courts for instructions and trust construction.

Represented interested parties in guardianship proceedings.

Defended trust estates against creditor claims.

Construction and General Business Litigation Experience

Defended owner in state court against $120 million in claims based on breach of contract and fraud involving construction of a pipeline for the transportation of crude products.

Prosecuted in state court nearly $100 million in owner claims relating to construction defects and professional negligence involving a shopping center development.

Defended and prosecuted claims for a county government in federal court relating to a commercial wind energy project.

Defended supplier/contractor in federal court against $60 million in construction defect and fraud claims.

Defended and prosecuted breach of contract claims on behalf of owners and contractors/subcontractors in state and federal courts and arbitration.

News & Insights

Recognitions

Recognitions

Named to the 2018 "40 & Under Hot List" by Benchmark Litigation

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Missouri Bar

Kansas Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Debate-Kansas City

  • Board of Directors, 2012-2014

Great Plains SPCA

  • Fundraising Leadership Committee, 2013-2014

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2004
  • Kansas, 2005
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2010

Education

University of Iowa, J.D., with highest distinction, 2004

  • Iowa Law Review, Student Writer
  • Order of the Coif

Wayne State College, B.S., Political Science, summa cum laude, 2001

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