Patrick Hamilton

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Phone: (913) 888-7100
Fax: (913) 888-7388

Attorney Patrick Hamilton is licensed to practice law in Kansas and Missouri, and has over 20 years of experience prosecuting and defending lawsuits in state and federal courts across the United States.

A persuasive and skilled advocate, Patrick is experienced in every aspect of pre-trial, trial, and post-trial activity, including discovery, motion practice, jury trials, appellate practice, settlement negotiations and mediations. He has argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Kansas Supreme Court. He also has appealed decisions to the United States Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States District Court for the Western Division of Missouri

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law — J.D. 1992
    Staff Member, University of Kansas Law Review
    Order of the Coif; American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy
  • Wichita State University — B.S. General Studies 1990
    Magna cum laude

Publications

University of Kansas Law Review
Corporate Criminal Responsibility for Injuries and Death,” 40 Kan. L. Rev. 1901 (1992).

Journal of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
“Crashworthiness: Looking for Proximate Cause in All the Wrong Places” (January 1996).

Trial Magazine
“Deciphering Daubert” (November 1997) (Co-authored with Lynn R. Johnson and Steven Six).

Journal of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
“Winning the Automotive Crashworthiness Case” (January 1998).

Missouri Lawyers Weekly
“Missouri Products Liability Law, A Year in Review” (December 14, 1998) (Co-authored with Steve Bough).

Journal of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
“Creating Diversity Jurisdiction in Kansas Wrongful Death Cases: An Analysis of Tank v. Chronister” (September 1999).

Journal of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Federal Preemption in Class III Medical Device Cases,” Vol. XXIX, No. 3, pp. 9-13 (January 2006) (Co-authored with Donna B. DeVaney).

The Florida Bar Journal

The 10,000 Pound Gorilla: Federal Preemption in Class III Medical Device Cases,” Volume 80, No. 9, pp. 52-58 (October 2006) (Co-authored with Donna B. DeVaney).

Journal of Kansas Trial Lawyers Association

Kansas Product Liability Law,” Vol. XXX, No. 6, pp. 8-10 (July 2007).

The Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice

Drug Preemption v. Medical Device Preemption: A Study in Contrast,” Vol. XXXII, No. 6, pp. 9-13, pp. 9-14 (July 2009) (Co-authored with Leslie Overfelt).

The Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice

Prosecuting and Defending Product Liability Claims: A View From Both Sides of the Aisle” (July 2010).

The Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice

"Kansas Failure to Warn Product Liability Claims," Vol. XXXIV, No. 6 (July 2011).

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