Vincent R. McCarthy


Vince McCarthy joined the firm as a shareholder in April, 1999. He has been the firm’s managing shareholder since 2008. He has represented clients in natural gas and propane fire and explosion cases and claims since he began practicing law in 1987. He also has represented clients in products liability cases involving a variety of other products such as truck mounted aerial ladders and cranes, forklifts, fertilizer mixers, and trash trucks. He has defended personal injury and death cases involving power line contacts and rail crossing collisions. He has handled insurance coverage, environmental, recovery, employment, trade secret and other commercial litigation. He has represented clients in litigation and other matters in more than 40 states.


Propane and Natural Gas Litigation
Products Liability Litigation
Commercial Litigation


B.A., St. Louis University, 1984, magna cum laude
J.D., University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1987


1987-1994 -- Associate, Smith, Gill, Fisher & Butts, Kansas City, MO
1994-1995 -- Member, Smith, Gill, Fisher & Butts, Kansas City, MO
1995-1999 -- Associate, Bryan Cave LLP, Kansas City, MO
1999 -- Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP, Kansas City, MO


AV® Preeminent™ - Martindale Hubbell®


Missouri, 1987
Kansas, 1988
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1987
U.S. District Court, Kansas, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1994


Missouri Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association


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