Jason M. Pottenger

From an early age, Jason Pottenger knew he wanted to spend his life helping people. He grew up watching his father, a physician, and mother, a nurse, build meaningful relationships through their work and make positive impacts in the lives of others. Instead of pursuing a career in medicine however, he found his passion after reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” during his junior year of high school.

“The fact that there was a person who was so well respected in his community—who took a stand and made a difference in his community and the lives of individuals—I thought it was really inspirational and a model for me of what success should be.”

A native of Joplin, Mo., Jason came to Kansas City after graduating from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1992. He has successfully represented plaintiffs in jury trials in state courts in Missouri and Kansas, and Federal court in Missouri. He has litigated construction site accidents, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, electrical injuries and wrongful death matters. He has obtained verdicts and settlements of one million dollars and in excess of two million dollars.

Jason has been selected as “Best of the Bar” by the Kansas City Business Journal. Jason has also been named a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer every year since its inception. These prestigious, peer-reviewed awards recognize his professional accomplishments in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation law. He has also been selected a Top 100 Trial lawyer in Missouri every year since 2007.

He is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Less than 1% of Lawyers in the nation are members of these prestigious groups.

He serves on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Board of Trial Attorneys. He has lectured at seminars for lawyers addressing topics including trying premises liability cases and co-employee liability.

He is an active supporter of his community and local charities including The Pinky Swear Foundation.

He is married and has 5 children. He spends his free time attending his children’s sporting events and extracurricular activities. He enjoys cooking big hunks of meat on his smoker and recently made the highly questionable decision to take up golf way too late in life.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1992
  • Kansas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1993

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1992
    J.D.
    Honors: Vice-President, Student Bar Association
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
    B.A.
    Major: History

Representative Cases

  • Randall Glenn v. Stoneload, 894 S.W.2d 713 (Mo. App. W.D. 1995)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Missouri Case Law Update, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2001
  • “Co-Employee Litigation in Missouri”, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Seminar, 2006
  • Handling Premises Liability Claims, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri/Kansas Superlawyers
  • Kansas City Business Journal Best of the Bar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2003 – Present
    Board of Governors
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 – Present

Past Employment Positions:

  • Yonke, Arnold, Newbold, Winter & Jacoby, 1992 – 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Youth Football Coach, 2005 – Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Gamma Delta