Mr. Bangert serves as a partner in Kutak Rock LLP’s Kansas City office. He concentrates his practice in commercial and civil cases involving business disputes and serious personal injury or death. He has expanded his litigation services to include mediations and has been chosen for induction into the Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals for 2017. Membership is gained only through client interviews and peer votes from within the Academy.
Mr. Bangert also is an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. He has taught at numerous trial academies including the Missouri Bar Trial Academy, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Trial Academy, the Missouri Judicial Trial College and the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy.
Mr. Bangert is a past-president of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for the Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter. ABOTA is a trial lawyers organization committed to the highest levels of advocacy, professionalism and congeniality. Membership is by invitation only, and only after an extensive nomination process involving legal professionals at both the local and national levels. Mr. Bangert previously has served as secretary, treasurer and vice-president for the Western Missouri/Eastern Kansas Chapter.
He also is a past president of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, and Board of Trustees of the Law Foundation of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, among other organizations.
Mr. Bangert has been named to the Best of the Bar in litigation by the Kansas City Business Journal and to the Top 100 Super Lawyers® list for Missouri and Kansas in litigation. His acknowledgments have included, among others, the Inaugural Legal Leader of the Year Award by the Daily Record, the Ben Ely, Jr. Outstanding Defense Lawyer for Missouri, and the Alumni Achievement Award in Law from Westminster College.