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Paul  Wickens
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Kansas City Attorney
Paul Wickens

Phone: 816.472.7474


Languages: English

Paul Wickens has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases involving product liability claims, antitrust, business or commercial, personal injury, and a variety of first and third party insurance coverage and bad faith suits. His trial experience includes litigation at both state and federal levels throughout the Midwest, having been the lead trial counsel in approximately 100 jury trials.
Recently, Paul’s practice emphasis has been the defense of catastrophic injury cases, as well as acting as regional and national products liability and litigation counsel for a number of companies in the United States and internationally. Paul has been a frequent speaker at regional and national litigation seminars.

Of Note

Paul has served as a founder and first President of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Missouri state representative to the Defense Research Institute, and past-President of the Western Missouri Defense Lawyers. He is the past-Chair of the Products Liability Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and a National Board Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is currently listed in Who’s Who in American Law. Paul was the recipient of the 2000-2001 Ben Ely Award from the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers as the outstanding Missouri defense attorney. Paul is currently recognized by lawyer peer review publications including BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICASUPER LAWYERS IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS, and BEST OF THE BAR by (Kansas City Business Journal). Paul has also been elected to membership as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Injury/ Death Actions
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Business and Commercial
  • Insurance: First & Third-Party Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Risk Management
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Professional Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri (state & federal)
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1976
  • Kansas (federal)
  • Iowa (federal)


  • University of Missouri, J.D., 1971
  • University of Missouri, B.A.,1968

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association House of Delegates, 2002 – Present
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri & Kansas Federal Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Contact This Firm

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

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

Law Firm Contact: Scott D. Hofer

Tel: 816.472.7474

Fax: 816.472.6262



Member Since: 2003

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