November 25, 2020
Of Counsel Kent Bevan, a graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, joined Dysart Taylor in 1988. He enjoys learning how clients operate, working to understand their business objectives and goals and helping develop the best strategy to move them forward. Kent is also a former managing director of Dysart Taylor.
Focusing his practice on insurance law and litigation, Kent has significant experience creating successful results for clients regarding insurance matters, coverage analysis, liability claims and property damage cases.
Read on to learn more about Kent in our Attorney Spotlight:
Why did you want to become an attorney?
“I wanted to be a lawyer to help clients resolve their legal issues and help bring closure to a situation.”
What made you decide on insurance law?
“When I became a lawyer, the firm I joined had a need in those areas and there was a lot of opportunity for trial experience.”
You’ve been with the firm since 1988. What is the biggest change you’ve witnessed during that time?
“The biggest change has to be in technology and procedure. The substance of law changes gradually in many areas but technology and procedure have changed considerably and, in many instances, quickly over the years since I began practicing.”
What is your most significant memory or case in your career?
“Each case or matter is of importance to the client represented. As such, bringing a matter to resolution, whether through mediation, arbitration, settlement, trial or appeal, is the significant memory in each particular matter. Resolving an issue is why clients retain lawyers, and crossing the finish line is always the goal and brings closure for the client. Each matter is distinctive.”
What is the best advice you can give an up-and-coming attorney?
“Do what is necessary to get into the courtroom as often as possible. For a litigator, there is no substitute.”
What was the biggest adjustment to working from home during the pandemic?
“Having all necessary resources readily at my disposal.”
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
“Nothing compares with spending time with family and friends and enjoying the great outdoors.”