J.P. Assouad

(816) 502-4610
Partner
(816) 960-0041 Fax
Jean-Paul.Assouad@KutakRock.com

Mr. Assouad is a partner in the Kansas City office and is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. His primary practice area is first-party and third-party insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Mr. Assouad advises and defends insurers in coverage matters across the country, including: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Arkansas, Montana, South Dakota, Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. While some clients seek Mr. Assouad’s coverage expertise prior to rendering a coverage determination, others seek out his skills as a bad faith litigation attorney to defend against multimillion-dollar bad faith and garnishment lawsuits. Mr. Assouad also routinely defends first-party insurance lawsuits, with a particular emphasis on fire losses and business interruption/extra expense claims.

In addition to coverage litigation, Mr. Assouad has significant experience in the area of product liability defense, having represented a wide variety of product manufacturers and distributors in both state and federal court. He has jury trial experience and has drafted and argued a number of appellate briefs, including appearing before the Missouri Supreme Court.