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James  Foland
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Kansas City Attorney
James Foland

Phone: 816.472.7474


Languages: English

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

  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Practice
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Health Care Law


  • Missouri, 1973
  • 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

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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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