Meagan L. Blackwell-Patterson

Attorney at Law

Meagan L. Blackwell-Patterson’s civil litigation practice includes defending clients against personal injury and property damage claims of all sizes and types, from premises liability and products liability to wrongful death, civil rights and medical malpractice. Ms. Patterson also represents small businesses in corporate, employment and risk management matters and defends employers against Title VII claims in the EEOC, state Human Rights Commission and in state and federal courts in Kansas, Missouri and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Patterson was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She now makes her home in a suburb of Kansas City.

Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Defense
  • Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation Defense
  • Commercial and Business Litigation Defense
  • Complex Personal Injury Defense
  • Discrimination Defense
  • Dram Shop Liability Defense
  • Employment Law & Liability – Risk Management
  • Insurance Defense
  • Law Enforcement Officer Defense
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Products and Premises Liability Defense
  • Private Security Claims Defense
  • Retail and Hospitality Defense
  • Wage and Hour Claims Defense

Admitted to Practice

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • 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
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • Bellarmine University – B.A. 2000
  • University of Kentucky College of Law – J.D. 2004
  • Kentucky Law Journal

Representative Clients

  • Allied World Insurance Company
  • Berkley Environmental
  • Berkley Specialty
  • Capitol Indemnity Corporation
  • Chesley Brown International, Inc.
  • First Response, Inc.
  • Maxum Specialty Insurance Group
  • Munich Re
  • North Star Mutual
  • Princeton E&S
  • The Hartford
  • *Risk Management for Small Companies

Professional Associates & Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • DRI (Defense Research Institute)
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Professional Liability Defense Organization
  • The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Selected to the 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars List