W. James Foland, Esq.
Jim Foland focuses his practice on the resolution and trial of civil matters. He has served as lead trial counsel in more than 150 jury trials involving a broad range of personal injury and commercial cases, including products liability, medical and legal malpractice, business torts, employment discrimination, insurance and contractual disputes. Jim has tried cases in numerous state and federal courts and acts as regional or national counsel for a number of organizations. He has published and spoken on a variety of trial topics in venues throughout the United States.
Jim is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is past President of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and the Western Missouri/ Eastern Kansas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates in which he holds the distinction of Diplomat. He is the recipient of the 2003 Ben Ely, Jr. Award as the Best Defense Lawyer in Missouri and is recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer in Kansas and Missouri. Jim served on the Board of Editors of the Denver Law Journal. Jim was admitted to the academic honorary society of the Order of St. Ives.
Areas of Practice
Missouri Federal Courts, 1973
Kansas Federal Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1973 (Order of St. Ives)
Duke University, A.B., 1969
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
American College of Trial Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America, 1997 – 2007
American Board of Trial Lawyers – Diplomat
Missouri Bar Association
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers – Past President
State of Missouri - Former DRI State Representative
Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
International Association of Defense Counsel
Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, 1981-2003
Who’s Who in America