Marcos A. Barbosa

(816) 502-4648
Of Counsel
(816) 960-0041 Fax

Mr. Barbosa is of counsel in the firm's Kansas City office. He graduated from law school in 2004. Prior to joining Kutak Rock, Mr. Barbosa worked for a litigation firm in Kansas City for 13 years. Throughout, Mr. Barbosa has been involved in various areas of practice, with emphasis placed in the areas of product liability, premises liability, general civil and commercial litigation, as well as toxic tort litigation. Mr. Barbosa has worked on many drug & device cases and is familiar with the particular nuances of such litigation, studies, regulatory schemes, warnings and off-label related issues. He has 1st- and 2nd-chair trial experience, and has defended a number of Fortune 500 companies in all phases of litigation.

Mr. Barbosa served as the Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee while at his former firm, and is a fervent advocate and supporter of Kutak Rock's sincere commitment to diversity in the legal profession. Throughout his time as an attorney, he has actively participated in the recruitment of laterals and new attorneys; maintained an active role in local diversity organizations; and strongly advocated the expansion of diversity endeavors.

Mr. Barbosa is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.


  • NBI Seminar Presenter: "Anatomy & Physiology 101 for Attorneys" - Overland Park, Kansas (April 29, 2010).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Section on "How to Deal with the Rambo Litigator" of the program "Dirty Litigation Tactics - Identifying the Rambo Litigator and Hidden Agendas: Why Does Rambo Exist" - Overland Park, Kansas (August 20, 2009).
  • Seminar Presenter: "Glancing Back But Looking Forward: Taking a Long View of Diversity in the Legal Community" - Kansas City, Missouri (March 19, 2009).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Sections on "Manual vs. Automated Retrieval Systems" and "Leveraging Technology to Manage Documents" of the program "Document Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get and Stay Organized" - Overland Park, Kansas (October 21, 2008).
  • NBI Seminar Presenter: Sections on "Where to Begin Your Search," "Written Discovery Strategies," and "Deposition: Utilizing the Human Factor" of the program "Discovery Strategy: Finding the Smoking Gun" - Overland Park, Kansas (May 30, 2008).