Erin R. McClernon

(816) 502-4829
(816) 960-0041 Fax

Ms. McClernon, partner, represents businesses and individuals in a variety of complex commercial and civil litigation disputes, with an emphasis on financial services, real estate, and insurance-related litigation. Ms. McClernon practices regularly in both federal and state trial courts and courts of appeal, and has regional and national trial experience. After earning her J.D., with distinction, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Ms. McClernon gained invaluable experience serving as a law clerk in the Missouri court system before joining Kutak Rock, where she has remained since.

Representative Experience:

  • Extensive representation of national banks/mortgage servicers in mortgage-foreclosure related litigation, both at trial court level and in appeals to the Kansas Court of Appeals and 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Defense and prosecution of claims and disputes involving title to real property.
  • Active member of trial team in federal retaliatory discharge suit brought against post-secondary educational institution; secured complete defense verdict in jury trial.
  • Active member of trial team in UCC-based suit by automobile finance company against defaulted automobile dealership borrower; secured $4 million judgment on behalf of finance company in bench trial.
  • Defense of title company and real estate brokerage in suits asserting claims for fraud/misrepresentation, negligence, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Insurance defense and coverage opinion practice for all types of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, builder’s risk, homeowner, and automobile policies.