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Rick Paul (816) 984-8100

Rick has recovered more than $2 billion for his clients through trial or settlement. Rick specializes in complex business, bankruptcy, product liability, and employment litigation, typically involving multi-parties, class or mass actions or bankruptcy estates.


Ashlea Schwarz (816) 984-8100

Ashlea’s practice is driven by the complexity of matters and a rigorous devotion to detail. Spanning numerous practice areas, her cases involve multi-faceted, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation—most often with multiple parties. Ashlea excels at fact-intensive, meaningful cases.


Sean Cooper (816) 984-8100

Sean focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, class actions, wrongful death and catastrophic injury, antitrust litigation, mass torts and wage and hour litigation. He joined Paul LLP in 2017.


Laura C. Fellows (816) 984-8100

Laura C. Fellows, a native of Arkansas, located to the Kansas City area in 2010 where she attended the University of Missouri Kansas City Law School. Following her graduation from UMKC in 2013, Laura focused her practice on business litigation, wage and hour litigation.


Amy Tillery (816) 984-8100

Amy is a native of Wichita, Kansas and has lived in the Kansas City area since graduating law school in 2006. She has a strong background in commercial litigation and construction law and has experience in all phases of litigation through appeal.


Kyle Taylor (816) 984-8100

Kyle Taylor joined Paul LLP after his graduation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2017. Kyle focuses his practice on toxic tort litigation. While attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kyle interned with the Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


Kayla Knipfel 816-984-8100

Overview Kayla focuses her practice on antitrust matters and mass torts, including toxic torts. Kayla joined Paul LLP in 2022 after graduating with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas School of Law. During law school, Kayla served on the UMKC Law Review staff, as Membership Chair for the Association of Women Law Students, and as […]


David Bodenheimer 816-984-8100

David focuses his practice on complex antitrust litigation, class actions, mass torts, pharmaceutical drug and medical device litigation, and medical malpractice. David joined Paul LLP in 2022 after graduating Valedictorian from the University of Missouri-Kansas School of Law. During law school, David was a Research Assistant; worked as a legal research and writing Teaching Assistant; […]

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