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Missouri Lawyers Weekly has selected Robert A. Bruce as one of Missouri's 2022 most influential appellate advocates. The award is given to "the lawyers behind the most significant appellate decisions of the year." Bruce's work on Poke v. Independence School District, which recognized the right of municipal employees to bring wrongful discharge claims based on the exercising of workers' compensation rights, helped to earn him this honor. More information, as well as the full list of recipients and other awards, can be found here.
Doyle & Associates is proud to announce that all of its attorneys have again been recognized as amongst the top 5% in Missouri and Kansas! Dan Doyle was selected as a Super Lawyer for the second year in a row. Robert Bruce and Noah Ballard were selected as Rising Stars (lawyers under 40 or practicing less than 10 years), with this being Robert's second consecutive selection and Noah's third! More information, as well as the full list of recipients, can be found here.
The Missouri Supreme Court has recognized that public employees working for municipalities, school districts, counties, and numerous other public entities have a right to pursue damages against their employer when they are fired for exercising work comp rights. Though this right has existed since 1974 for employees of businesses, four prior Court of Appeals decision had been read as denying the right to public employees. We were able to get this erroneous interpretation of the law corrected, and tens of thousands of Missouri public employees finally are entitled to vindication! Here are links to the opinion and the oral argument.
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The Kansas Court of Appeals determined that a loss by an injured worker at a non-binding, non-appeal preliminary hearing does not prevent that employee from prevailing a subsequent wrongful discharge lawsuit. This was a hard-fought case that protects the workers of Kansas. Here are links to the opinion and the oral argument.
Doyle & Associates is proud to announce that all of its attorneys have been recognized as amongst the top 5% in Missouri and Kansas. Dan Doyle was selected as a Super Lawyer and both Robert Bruce and Noah Ballard were selected as Rising Stars (lawyers under 40 or practicing less than 10 years). More information, as well as the full list of recipients, can be found here.
On September 20, 2021, Dan Doyle and Robert Bruce tried their first jury trial since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic ! It was a highly contested case with severe factual disputes being offered by both sides. The jury returned a verdict in our client’s favor—and only deliberated for 7 minutes before doing so! The client was ecstatic with the result, and so are we!
It is good to be back trying cases and utilizing our jury-based justice system to help our clients. If you have any questions, concerns, or issues relating to your employment, call us today for a free consultation—no commitment and no fee unless and until you sign a contract, but always 100% confidential!
Our law firm serves residents of the Kansas City metro area with all types of Employment law matters including those who live in Jackson County, Missouri; Wyandotte County, Kansas; Clay County, Missouri; Platte County, Missouri; Cass County, Missouri; Ray County, Missouri; Lafayette County, Missouri; Johnson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Leavenworth County, Kansas; Douglas County, Kansas; and most other counties in the states of Kansas and Missouri. Call today for a free consultation.
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