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Kent M. Bevan -
Shareholder/Director

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Overview: 

Kent focuses his practice in the fields of insurance law and litigation as well as transportation & logistics. His experience in transportation law includes creating successful results for clients regarding liability claims, cases and property damages cases.

He is a former managing director of Dysart Taylor. In addition to practicing law full time, Kent serves as a Reserve Officer in the Judger Advocate General's Corps, concluding his military career as a Colonel.

Kent is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Missouri State Courts, Federal District Courts for Kansas and the Western District of Missouri, 8th and 10th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. 

Experience: 
  • Defended and resolved personal injury cases involving truck collisions and automobiles.
  • Successfully defended a coverage dispute involving lost data on a system of programmable logic computers and PCs, saving the client $3 million in exposure. This judgment was affirmed by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
  • In a subrogation recovery case, Kent obtained a settlement of nearly $750,000 for a local restaurant in a national chain that sustained damage.
  • Represented plaintiffs in a case resulting in a multi-million dollar verdict, which was affirmed on appeal by the State Supreme Court.
  • Represented a number of insurance companies in defending property, casualty, liability, wrongful death cases and coverage disputes.
  • Argued appellate cases in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Missouri Supreme Court, Federal and State Trial Courts in Missouri and Kansas, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Defended a multimillion dollar construction case and resolved for a minimal settlement with no admission of fault.
  • Defended a personal injury case where the plaintiff was demanding $3 million in damages. The case was resolved for a minimal settlement with no admission of fault. 
Activities: 
  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
    • Circuit Court Committee
  • Lawyer’s Association of Kansas City
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Property Loss Research Bureau
  • Western Loss Association
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • USLAW Insurance and Risk Management, Conference Call Participant
Seminars/Publications: 

Publications

  • Monthly Insurance Law Alerts on Current Case Decisions of Interest
  • "7 Tips for E-Discovery Compliance for Insurers," USLAW Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017
  • "Protecting Against Frivolous Allegations of Bad Faith," USLAW Magazine, Fall/Winter 2016
  • Kent reviewed portions of “Missouri Insurance Practice,” for the Missouri Bar CLE books.

Presentations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Greater Kansas City Claims Association
  • Property Loss Research Bureau, Member and Presenter on E-Discovery and the Insurance Adjuster
  • Western Loss Association
  • Claims Management Association
  • In-house presentations to clients on various legal topics
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL)