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Taylor L. Connolly
Senior Associate

Taylor L. Connolly

2345 Grand Blvd
Suite 2100
Kansas City, MO 64108
T: (816) 472-2929
F: (816) 421-1183
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Education

William & Mary Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
Kansas State University (B.A., Criminology, Spanish, summa cum laude, 2011)

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Taylor L. Connolly is a senior associate with Brown & James, P.C., practicing in the firm's Kansas City office. He practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, construction law, insurance law, premises and retail liability, and product liability. Additionally, Taylor has successfully prosecuted mechanics’ lien claims in connection with construction improvement projects in the greater Kansas City area.

In 2018, Taylor was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers – a rating service recognizing lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

Bar Admissions
Kansas
Missouri
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Recent Achievements

  • Obtained summary judgment in action claiming FCRA violations on behalf of a statewide class. John Thornburg, individually and behalf of all others, v. Jesse James Auto Center, Inc., 17CY-CV02951 (2018). 

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of client in a personal injury action in which plaintiff sought more than $900,000 in damages. Case opinion Miller v. NEP Group, Inc. et al., 2017 WL 2151843 (D. Kan. 2017).

Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, “Ethics in Claim Handling: 1st Party and 3rd Party Claim Handling ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts,’” Greater Kansas City Claims Association, MO/KS/WY CE approved presentation (2018)

  • Presenter, "2017-2018 Legal Update: Trends in the Law and their Impacts on Claims,” Greater Kansas City Claims Association, MO/WY CE approved presentation (2018)

  • Panelist, Case Evaluation Roundtable: “Dissecting The Claim – Reality Depends on Where You Are,” Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium (2018)

  • Presenter, “Stick to the Script: Avoiding the Ever-Expanding Avenues of Liability in the Wake of Over-Selling Design Options,” Construction Specifications Institute, Kansas City Chapter, 18th Annual Product Expo Continuing Education Presentation, AIA/CES approved presentation (2016)
  • Presenter, “Navigating the Outer-limits of Indemnity: Expecting the Unexpected in Standard Form Agreements,” Construction Specifications Institute, Kansas City Chapter, 18th Annual Product Expo Continuing Education Presentation, AIA/CES approved presentation (2016)
  • Panelist, "The Red and Black of Green Buildings," Construction Specifications Institute, Kansas City Chapter (2014)
Publications
  • Surety Bonding in the Construction Setting, Chapter 10 in PETER A. ALCES, THE LAW OF SURETYSHIP AND GUARANTY (West 2014)

  • Fraudulent Claims by the Insured in Insurance Contracts, Chapter 2B in PETER A. ALCES, LAW OF FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS (West 2012)

Prior Legal Experience
Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri at Kansas City

Professional Affiliations
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Greater Kansas City Claims Association, Board of Directors
Defense Research Institute

Languages
Spanish

Community Activities
Knights of Columbus
Catholic Lawyers Guild of Kansas City

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