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Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C., joins USLAW NETWORK as Kansas/Western Missouri member firm
POSTED SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, P.C., a premier regional law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, has joined USLAW NETWORK as its representative in Kansas and Western Missouri.
“We are delighted to welcome Dysart Taylor to USLAW NETWORK,” said Bradley A. Wright, Chair of USLAW Board of Directors, and partner of USLAW member firm Roetzel & Andress, LPA in Ohio. “They showcase an 80-year foundation of delivering a high level of service to their clients. Pat (McMonigle) and his colleagues bring an established Midwest practice that has a national reach across diverse practice areas and we look forward to working together to service the legal needs of USLAW members’ clients.”
Dysart Taylor was founded in 1934 by Kansas City attorneys Lee Reeder and Carll Kretsinger, both of whom were among the founding members of the Motor Carrier Lawyers Association, now known as the Transportation Lawyers Association. Both later became Presidents of that group, as have five Dysart Taylor lawyers since them, including current attorneys Pat McMonigle and Ken Hoffman. Dysart Taylor has expanded upon its transportation roots and now represents its local, regional, national and international clients in lawsuits involving corporate, real estate, construction, retail and employment matters. In addition to their diverse and well-rounded practice, Dysart Taylor attorneys have held and currently hold prominent leadership positions in bar and industry associations.
“Dysart Taylor is excited to join the impressive and distinguished USLAW Network”, said Patrick McMonigle, the Chair of Dysart Taylor’s transportation practice group. “We look forward to developing and fostering professional and personal relationships with our fellow USLAW members over the coming years.”
The firm’s key contacts for USLAW will be:
- Patrick K. McMonigle– Pat is an experienced trial attorney who leads the firm’s Transportation Group. Pat has successfully litigated a wide spectrum of civil disputes in both the state and federal court systems involving industries including truck transportation, construction, real estate and insurance. He also serves as business and litigation counsel to clients in employment, fraud, business organization, and transactional matters, among others. Pat offers regional casualty and safety counsel to a substantial number of the most successful transportation companies in the U.S. His transportation experience dates back to his involvements in many major regulatory cases during the deregulation of trucking in the late 1970s.
- Robert W. Cotter— Bob currently serves as president of Dysart Taylor and head of the firm’s Aviation Group. His work as a defense attorney for more than 30 years has been primarily in the areas of aviation and insurance/reinsurance. He represents many of the nation’s largest aviation and insurance companies and their insureds. Bob has successfully defended cases involving wrongful death, personal injury and property damage in state and federal courts throughout the Midwest. His client base includes insurers, airlines, manufacturers, repair facilities, fixed bases, operators and agents and brokers.
- Kenneth R. Hoffman — Ken represents clients in the transportation and logistics industry in matters regarding regulatory, corporate (including mergers and acquisitions) and government relations matters, both domestic and international. His clients include domestic and foreign multimodal, land transport and container depot interests as well as carriers, shippers and intermediaries. Ken appears before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. He provides counsel and litigation for complex cargo loss and damage, contracts, hazardous materials, safety compliance, personal injury, and cross-border transportation matters. Ken is proficient in Spanish and has assisted with projects in Mexico, Canada, South America and Europe.
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