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Paul Wickens

Senior Counsel in Kansas City

Paul Wickens has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases involving product liability claims, antitrust, business or commercial, personal injury, and a variety of first- and third-party insurance coverage and bad faith suits. His trial experience includes litigation at both state and federal levels throughout the Midwest, having been the lead trial counsel in approximately 100 jury trials. Recently, Paul’s practice emphasis has been the defense of catastrophic injury cases, as well as acting as regional and national products liability and litigation counsel for a number of companies in the United States and internationally. Paul has been a frequent speaker at regional and national litigation seminars.


  • Missouri
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • USDC, Southern District of Illinois
  • USDC, Northern District of Iowa
  • USDC, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1971
  • University of Missouri, B.A., 1968

Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association
    •  House of Delegates, 2002–2017
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    •  National Board Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Former Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
    • Founder and First President 
  • Western Missouri Defense Lawyers
    • Past President

Awards & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, 2007-present
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2011-present)
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2016-present)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-present
  • Missouri Lawyers Media ICON Award, 2023
  • Missouri Lawyers Media Business Defense Attorneys POWER LIST, 2021
  • Kansas City Business Journal “Best of the Bar”
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Ben Ely Award, 2000-2001

Community Involvement

  • University of Missouri College of Arts and Science - Strategic Development Board