John M. Waldeck

Direct Dial: (913) 749-0310

John Waldeck is a shareholder of the firm and has focused his practice on defending clients in civil litigation matters. He has been involved in litigating a myriad of matters from routine premises claims to complex liability and catastrophic injury cases. He routinely represents insurance companies and their policyholders in both state and federal courts throughout Missouri and Kansas.

Mr. Waldeck was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He now makes his home in a suburb of Kansas City with his wife, Jenny and their two children, Betsi and Robert.

Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Products and Premises Liability
  • Employment Liability
  • Aviation and Airport Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Architecture & Engineering Liability
  • Specialty Risk Defense

Admitted to Practice

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District court for the District of Kansas
  • 8th & 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associates/Activities

  • IADC: Trial Academy
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • MODL Trial Academy (Faculty)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America (fellow)


  • Emporia State University - B.S., B.A. 1990
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School - J.D. 1996 (with distinction)
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law Review

Representative Clients

  • Berkley Risk
  • Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers
  • Gallagher Bassett Services
  • Markel Service, Incorporated
  • Nationwide
  • NSI, A Division of West Bend
  • Old Republic Aerospace | Old Republic Insurance Group
  • Stratford Insurance Company
  • United States Liability Insurance Group
  • Vela Insurance Company
  • Western National Insurance Group
  • Western World/Tudor Insurance Company