Douglas R. Kennedy

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Douglas R. Kennedy graduated from the Memphis State University, School of Law in 1984, ranking 16th in his class. He began his practice in Poplar Bluff in 1984, and has tried a multitude of cases, both jury and non jury. His trial experience has involved numerous areas of the law.

He has practiced in state and federal courts, as well as handling administrative hearings and he has extensive appellate experience. Doug is licensed and admitted to practice in all Missouri and Arkansas Courts, the Eastern and Western U.S. District Courts of Missouri and U.S. Supreme Court. He is a Past Member of the State of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education; Past Chair of the State of Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education; Past Assistant Scoutmaster and Sioux District Chair, Boy Scouts of America, and also a Past Board member of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.

  • The Missouri Bar (Member)
  • The Butler County Bar (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member)
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education, 2013-2021, Chairperson December, 2017-2021
  • Past Assistant Scoutmaster and Sioux District Chair, Boy Scouts of America
  • Past Board member of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.
  • Memphis State University, School of Law, 1984
    Juris Doctor
  • University of Missouri – Columbia, 1976
    B.S., Public Administration
  • Missouri, 1984
  • Arkansas, 2005
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1984
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 1985
  • United States Supreme Court, 1993
  • Auto Accident
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • General Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Products Liability
  • $5,000,000 Trucking Accident Settlement
  • $4.1 Million Dollar settlement of medical negligence case
  • $2 Million Dollar damages verdict for wrongful death in trucking accident
  • $1.25 Million Dollar settlement of industrial accident case
  • $650,000 settlement of personal injury case-auto accident
  • $425,000 medical negligence wrongful death settlement
  • Numerous other 6 figure settlements in areas of personal injury, products liability, Workman’s Comp and business litigation
  • 1st National Bank v Shirla Howard Revocable Living Trust et al 561 SW3d 434 (Mo.App. S.D. 2018)
  • Schaumberg v D’Amour 270 SW3d 925 (Mo.App. S.D. 2008)
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  • Pyle v. Layton, 189 S.W.3d 679 (Mo.App. S.D. 2006)
  • Wendel v. Wendel, 72 S.W.3d 626 (Mo.App. S.D. 2002)
  • Breeze v Helm and Sons Lumber Co. 23 SW3d 886 (Mo.App. S.D. 2000)
  • State ex rel Mo. Department of Natural Resources v. Turkey Creek, Inc.,
    944 S.W.2d 286 (Mo.App. S.D. 1997)
  • Ezell v. Columbia Insurance Company, 942 S.W.2d 913 (Mo.App. S.D. 1996)
  • Murphy et al v. Riverside Trucking. Received $2 million dollar jury verdict after six day trial for wrongful death of a 19 year old. Plaintiffs were a young child of the decedent and the decedent’s mother.