Steven R. Smith

Senior Associate
Steven R. Smith

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation; Transactions; Insurance Law; Appellate Practice; Administrative Law; Business Litigation and Corporate Law;


Phone: 913-661-0222
Fax: 913-491-6398


Mr. Smith focuses on legal issues pertinent to services providers of programs for adults with developmental disabilities. In this area he is involved in negotiations and administrative appeals. He is also active in transactional work including contract negotiations and drafting. Mr. Smith also has extensive experience in civil litigation involving personal injury, employment law and property damage claims from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s perspective. He also has appellate experience with both the state and federal appellate courts. Mr. Smith has experience with numerous complex litigation matters including mass tort and fraud litigation. Mr. Smith also handles numerous insurance large loss subrogation claims involving product liability.


  • Washburn Law School, J.D., 1978
  • University of Kansas, B.A., Chemistry, 1974

Court Memberships

  • Kansas, 1978
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas, 1978
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1980
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2009

Professional Associations

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Association for Justice
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program Board Member
  • Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program Volunteer
  • Wichita Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Committee Member

10990 Quivira  |  Suite 200  |  Overland Park, KS 66210  |  Office: 913-661-0222  |  Fax: 913-491-6398  |  E-mail:


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