Transportation Rapid Response

Transportation Rapid Response

Dysart Taylor has a number of experienced transportation attorneys who are trained in coordinating defense and investigation activities in response to transportation accidents. Our attorneys have established relationships with law enforcement officials, accident reconstruction experts, independent adjusters, criminal attorneys, and other resources. We will utilize our network to identify and preserve evidence, locate and interview witnesses, assist in post-accident safety compliance, and advise our clients regarding all critical aspects of post-crash investigation. Our accident response attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist clients in effective management and control of crisis situations.

Pat McMonigle is the lead truck accident defense attorney and a past president of the Transportation Lawyers Association. His involvement with the motor carrier industry dates to the deregulation of the industry in the late 1970’s. He represents many of the largest and most successful trucking companies in the United States under company-directed retention. Pat also represents a vast number of transportation companies in casualty cases at the request of their insurers. He has substantial experience as general counsel to regional trucking and logistics companies, and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Dysart Taylor’s truck accident defense group also includes John Wilcox, Amanda Ketchum and Michael Judy. We have been involved in many of the most significant truck accident cases in Missouri and Kansas. Our attorneys have also consulted as associate counsel on litigation throughout the United States. Our attorneys have gained the respect of the plaintiffs’ bar, as well as the judiciary before which they have litigated. Our attorneys participate in core transportation industry groups, including:

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Transportation Intermediaries Association


Patrick K. McMonigle
816-931-2700 main
816-714-3039 direct
816-678-1752 mobile

John F. Wilcox, Jr.
816-931-2700 main
816-714-3046 direct
913-522-8391 mobile

Amanda Pennington Ketchum
816-931-2700 main
816-714-3066 direct
816-695-5690 mobile

Michael J. Judy
816-931-2700 main
816-714-3052 direct
816-719-9167 mobile

R. Steven McKinzie
McKinzie & Associates, L.L.C.
16012 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 300
Stillwell, KS 66085-8960
913.851.5831 main | 913.851.5832 fax
816.392.9930 mobile

Patrick Cahill
Patrick J. Cahill, Inc.
11045 SW Prairie Star Circle
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
816.347.8958 main | 816.554.3122 fax
816.898.6789 mobile

James R. Hobbs
Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C.
1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Kansas City, MO 64106
816.221.0080 main | 816.221.3280 fax

Troy Howe
Twinn Creek Environmental
15607 S. Keeler
Olathe, KS 66062
913.712.0362 main | 913.712.4054 fax
417.529.9601 mobile | 913.488.0282 24-hour