Douglass F. Noland

Douglass F. Noland

Location:
Liberty, Missouri
Phone:
816-781-5055
Fax:
816-781-5216
Email:
Douglass F. Noland is a lifelong resident of Clay County, Missouri. He graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas. He is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in Missouri and Kansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy at UMKC School of Law, and was an Adjunct Professor at William Jewell College. He served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Clay County and was the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. He has also served as a Special Prosecuting Attorney. He received the Clay County Bar Association Distinguished Attorney Award in 2008.

He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a member of the Million Dollar Advocacy Forum, the Missouri Bar Board of Governors, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Board of Governors, and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He was awarded Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2015 Influential Appellate Advocate.

Areas of Practice

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
  • Auto Dealer Fraud
  • Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Drug Violations
  • Felonies
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Misdemeanor
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Workers' Compensation Appeals
  • Workers' Compensation Fraud
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1981
  • Kansas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1980
  • William Jewell College, Liberty, MO, USA
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • "Section 1983, Sword and Shield: Civil Rights Violations, The Liability of State and Local Government" (Contributing Author), America Bar Association Press, 1983
  • Undermining Municipal and State Initiative in an Era of Crisis and Uncertainty (Co-Author), 11 Urban Lawyer , Fall, 1979

Representative Cases

  • Denault vs. Denault, 637 SW2d 363 (Mo. App. W.D. 1982)
  • Martin vs. Martin, 866 SW2d 513 (Mo. App. W.D. 1993)
  • Pierce vs. State, Dept. of Social Services, 969 S.W.2d 814 (Mo. App. W.D. 1998)
  • Randel vs. McClanahan, 760 S.W.2d 607(Mo. App. W.D. 1988)
  • Rose vs. City of Riverside, 827 S.W.2d 737 (Mo. App. W.D. 1992)
  • State ex rel Western Missouri Mental Health Center vs. Randall, 791 S.W.2d 473 (Mo. App. W.D. 1990)
  • Carr vs. North Kansas City Beverage Co. 49 S.W.3d 205 (Mo. App. W.D. 2001)
  • Clark vs. Fitzpatrick, 801 S.W.2d 426 (Mo. App. W.D. 1990)
  • Ryan vs. Parker, 812 S.W.2d 190 (Mo. App. W.D. 1991)
  • King vs. King, 762 S.W.2d 544 (Mo. App. W.D. 1989)
  • Havel vs. Diebler, 836 S.W.2d. 501 (Mo. App. W.D. 199)
  • Bishop vs. Cummines, 870 S.W.2d. 922 (Mo. App. W.D. 1994)
  • Ray vs. Ray, 877 S.W.2d 648 (Mo. App. W.D. 1994)
  • Fielder v. Gittings, 311 S.W.3d 280 (Mo. App. W.D. 2010)
  • Estate of Overhey v. Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North, LLC, 361 S.W.3d 364 (Mo. 2012)
  • Heckadon v. CFS Enterprises, Inc. S.W.3d, 2013 WL 1110690 (Mo. App. W.D. 2013)

Classes/Seminars

  • Associate Professor, Business Law, William Jewell College, 1983 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, National College of Trial Advocacy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Clay County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1999 - 2000
  • The Clay County Bar Association, Vice President, 2001
  • The Clay County Bar Association, President, 2002
  • The Clay County Bar Foundation, President, 2001 - 2002
  • The Missouri Bar, Young Lawyers Section Council, 1986 - 1988
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, 1993 - Present
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, State Coordinator
  • Million Dollar Advocacy Forum

Past Employment Positions

  • Clay County, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 1984 - 1987
  • Clay County, First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 1987
  • Liberty, Missouri, City Prosecutor, 1984 - 1986
  • Clay County Election Board, Attorney, 1986 - 1987
  • Member, Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission, 1995 - 2001

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi