M. Courtney Koger

(816) 502-4653
(816) 960-0041 Fax

Ms. Koger, a partner in the Kansas City office, focuses her practice on insurance coverage and business litigation, including employment, IP and contract disputes. She also focuses on appellate practice, handling civil appeals in a variety of areas. She uses her trial experience to advise clients on how to stay out of litigation when entering into contracts or dealing with employees. She works extensively with coverage issues relating to both liability and property coverages.

Ms. Koger recently represented a public hospital in litigation over whether a city could sell or dispose of that hospital, obtaining a preliminary injunction prohibiting the sale until the matter was resolved. She has represented hospitals in matters involving peer review of medical staff, has defended a business against the FTC under the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and recently represented a client through arbitration over the valuation of the business and the buyout of a former officer.

Ms. Koger has handled appeals at every district of the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Missouri Supreme Court, the Kansas Court of Appeals, the Kansas Supreme Court and the United States District Court of Appeals for the 8th, 9th and 10th Circuits. She wrote the Missouri chapter in the American Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Compendium.

Representative Appellate Cases

  • Taggart v Maryland Cas. Co., 242 S.W.3d 755 (Mo. Ct App. W.D. 2008).
  • Custom Hardware v. Assurance Co. America, 295 S.W.3d 557 (Mo. Ct App. E.D. 2009).
  • Terry and Dixie Hoeper v. Jim and Vicki Liley, WD80015 (August 29, 2017).
  • Universal Engraving, Inc. v. Metal Magic, Inc., et al, 2015 WL 545393.

Other Representative Experience

  • Drafting coverage documents and analyzing claims for coverage for a pool of governmental entities.
  • Litigating coverage issues under insurance policies for multiple carriers.
  • Advising an employer how to avoid litigation in specific employee-related situations.
  • Representing an employer in enforcing a non-compete agreement against a former employee.
  • Representing a hospital and its medical staff in both administrative and judicial proceedings over peer review and privilege revocation.
  • Assisting an employer in terminating a non-performing CEO.