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Phillip V. Sumner, Esq.

Kansas City Attorney
Phillip V. Sumner, Esq.

Phone: 816.521.6287


Philip Sumner is an experienced litigator representing local, national and international companies in the areas of commercial litigation, product liability and insurance defense. He is licensed in Missouri, Arizona and Texas. Philip has experience managing all facets of litigation, including the preparation of pleadings and discovery, creating legal budgets and litigation strategy, drafting complex motions and briefs, presenting oral arguments before both state and federal courts, taking and defending depositions, representing clients at arbitration, mediation and settlement conferences, and working closely with high-level corporate directors and officers in every stage of dispute, from litigation strategy and negotiation to trial. Philip enjoys interacting with clients and working together to help create effective legal solutions. In 2011, Phil was selected by his colleagues in the Missouri and Kansas bars as a Rising Star and was listed in the Super Lawyers publication.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2002
  • Missouri, 2008
  • Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, J.D. 2002
  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, B.A. 1999

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Products Liability

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, 2002 – 2008
  • American Bar Association, 2002 – 2008
  • Defense Research Institute, 2008 – Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2004 – Present
  • Teen Lifeline, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2008
  • Men’s Arts Council, 2004 – 2008
  • Phoenix Art Museum, 2004 – 2008

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Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, P.C.

One Kansas City Place
1200 Main Street, Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States

Law Firm Contact: Scott Hofer / Clay Crawford

Tel: 816.521.6287

Fax: 816.472.6262


Member Since: 2003

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