Kevin J. McManus, Of Counsel


Kevin focuses his legal practice primarily in the areas of personal injury and insurance disputes in state and federal court.  His legal experience is broad and diverse and includes cases involving serious injury or wrongful death, disputes involving ERISA long-term disability and life insurance policies and business 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, a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Missouri and Kansas and as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney in the state of Missouri by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  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 serves as Mayor Pro Tem and on 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. 


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

Practice Focus

Personal Injury

Insurance Disputes

Business Litigation

Product Liability

Consumer Protection


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

Mayor Pro Tem, City of Kansas City, Missouri (2019-Present)

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

Member, Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee (2015-Present)

Vice-Chair, Kansas City’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (2015-2019)

Co-Chair, Legislative Committee (2015-2019)

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

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

Direct: (816) 945-7190