Kevin McManus

Kevin McManus, Attorney

As an attorney at Williams Dirks Dameron, Kevin represents individuals and businesses in dispute resolution and litigation in state and federal court. His legal experience is broad and diverse and includes matters involving business disputes, personal injury, wrongful death, fraud, breach of contract, business torts, shareholder disputes, product liability, real estate and construction, labor and employment, and banking and commercial litigation.  Kevin is passionate about protecting the rights of those he represents.  In addition to his legal expertise, he has a keen eye for detail and the ability to see the whole picture.  These qualities, together with his client-centered, results-driven approach, make him someone you want in your corner regardless of the situation.

Kevin began his legal career as an attorney at a large, national Kansas City firm, and more recently, he was a partner at a regional law firm based in Kansas City.  Kevin has been as recognized as “Best of the Bar” by the Kansas City Business Journal and as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Missouri and Kansas.  He is a member of the Missouri and Kansas Bars and a graduate of the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy Program of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

In addition to practicing law, Kevin represents the 6th District of the City Council for Kansas City, Missouri.  Prior to serving on the City Council, Kevin served in the Missouri House of Representatives for five years, first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 and 2014.  The Missouri Bar awarded Kevin its Legislative Award in 2012 for his outstanding commitment to improving the administration of justice in Missouri.

Kevin earned his undergraduate degree in Government from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Saint Louis University. While in law school, Kevin served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard E. Webber, U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri.  Before attending law school, Kevin worked at the Urban Institute, a public policy research organization in Washington D.C.

Kevin, his wife, and their two sons live in Kansas City, Missouri.

Practice Focus

Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Personal Injury

Commercial / Banking

Construction / Real Estate

Product Liability

Labor / Employment

Consumer Protection

Class Action


 Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., Magna cum laude

Order of the Woolsack

Law Journal, Note and Comment Editor

1843 Scholar

University of Notre Dame, B.A., Summa cum laude

Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Professional Organizations

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

Missouri Bar Association

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Community Involvement

City Councilman, 6th District of Kansas City, Missouri (2015-Present)

Vice Chair, Kansas City’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Co-Chair, Legislative Committee

Member, Finance Committee

Member, Legal Review Committee

Member, South Kansas City Alliance

Member, Smart City Advisory Board (2015-Present)

Member, Homesteading Authority Board (2015-Present)

Member, Board of Trustees for Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (2013-2015)

State Representative, Missouri House of Representatives, 36th District (2010-2015)