Christopher J. Wnuk


EXPERIENCE

Chris Wnuk has represented companies and individuals in a variety of high-exposure wrongful death, personal injury and property damage matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

During most recent years, he has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to representing motor carriers and commercial drivers involved in tractor-trailer and other commercial vehicle accident litigation.

Since 2001, a substantial part of his practice has been focused on representing propane suppliers in claims resulting from explosions, fires and carbon monoxide exposures. He handles these matters from the point of directing early incident investigations in anticipation of potential claims, through all aspects of litigation and trial. He also consults with propane suppliers and industry associations about employee training issues and customer safety procedures, and has consulted with industry product manufacturers about product warnings.

Additionally, Mr. Wnuk has years of experience defending auto manufacturers in product liability lawsuits, as well as manufacturers of other products in the industrial and home products industries.




PRACTICE EMPHASIS

Trucking/Commercial Vehicle Accident Litigation
Propane and Natural Gas Fires and Explosions
Automotive Product Liability
Product Liability
Insurance Defense
Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Claims



EDUCATION

B.S., University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1992
J.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln, College of Law, 1995



PRIOR EXPERIENCE

1996-1997 -- Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, MO
1997-2001 -- Pulaski, Gieger & Laborde, New Orleans, LA



BAR ADMISSIONS

Missouri, 1995
Kansas, 1996
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Missouri Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
American Bar Association

Directions

Click for MapQuest Directions from KCI Airport: Take I-29 (S) to 169 South toward Kansas City Downtown. Turn slight right onto Broadway Blvd. Merge onto I-35 South. Take the 27th street exit, Exit 1B, on the left toward Broadway. Ramp becomes Penn Valley Drive, turn slight left onto Broadway street which becomes Broadway road. Turn right onto W. 40th Terrace. Turn left onto Pennsylvania Avenue. 4050 Pennsylvania Avenue is on the right.
Free Covered Parking: Enter the Manor Square garage from Pennsylvania Avenue. Parking is on the second level of the parking garage.