Attorney Reed Martens

Reed Martens

Location: Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-361-5555
Fax: 816-361-5577
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Reed has successfully tried multiple jury trials as both co-counsel and lead counsel. He has represented clients in various matters throughout the country and he prides himself on being a tireless advocate for each and every client. At the end of the day, Reed understands that his clients have placed their trust in him to do whatever it takes to reach their goals. For that reason, Reed is dedicated to pursuing every case like it is his own. And along the way, he makes certain that his clients are kept up to speed because he knows that maintaining an open line of communication is vital to a successful representation.

Reed’s passion is fighting on behalf of survivors of sexual assault and pursuing justice for those whose lives have been impacted by commercial vehicle collisions and defective products.

Since 2019, Reed has been selected to the Rising Stars list for Super Lawyers three years in a row. The Rising Stars list is a recognition bestowed on no more than 2.5% of the lawyers across Missouri and Kansas.

Reed presents annually on sexual abuse litigation, during which he educates on the key issues attorneys should be aware of and how navigating those issues is crucial to a successful recovery for survivors.

 

Recent Trials:

Cruth v. Township of Polk County – Nodaway County, Missouri

Roston v. D’Andrea Holdings, LLC

Kimmel v. Select Specialty Hospital-St. Louis, St. Charles County, Missouri

Shaw v. Westfall Motors, Inc., Clay County, Missouri

Pitman v. Ameristep, US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Dunkin v. Banner – Johnson County, Kansas

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law – Kansas City, Missouri
Juris Doctorate – 2016

University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – 2013
Minor in Business Administration – 2013

 


 

Phillip “Reed” Martens has been a resident of the Kansas City area most of his life, growing up in nearby Platte City, MO. Reed attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, earning degrees in both Political Science and Business Administration. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2016, and is licensed to practice law in both state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas.

While attending UMKC, he served as a Case Note Editor for The Urban Lawyer Journal. Reed was also a member of the Trial Advocacy Team, where he competed in various competitions across the United States, even qualifying for the National Trial Competition Team.

Throughout law school, Reed clerked for Monsees & Mayer, P.C. before joining as an Associate Attorney in the fall of 2016; he now practices in the areas of commercial vehicle collisions, sexual abuse litigation, and products liability. A majority of his products liability work focuses on defects in hunting equipmentfirearms and other recreational products.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri – 2016
  • Kansas – 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri – 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri – 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas – 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Judiciary Committee, Missouri House of Representatives
    • Testified in support House Bill (HB) 367- if passed, HB 367 would expand the time limit for child victims of sexual abuse to file a civil lawsuit (2023).
  • Platte County Bar Association – Panel Discussion
    • Comprehensive Legal Approach to Child Victim Cases (2021)
  • MoBar CLE
    • The Missouri Bar – Solo & Small Firm Conference – Civil Sexual Abuse (2021)
  • KCMBA CLE By The Hour
    • Civil Sexual Abuse Claims: Insurance Coverage and Prior Notice (2021)
  • KCMBA CLE By The Hour
    • Sexual Abuse: Representing Survivors in Civil Litigation (2020)
  • KCMBA CLE By The Hour
    • Ride Sharing Civil Litigation (2019)
  • MoBar, Solo & Small Firms Conference
    • Ride Sharing Liability (2019)
  • MoBar, Solo & Small Firms Conference, CLE at Sunrise
    • Navigating Insurance Issues in Ride-Share Accidents (2018)
About

Reed has successfully tried multiple jury trials as both co-counsel and lead counsel. He has represented clients in various matters throughout the country and he prides himself on being a tireless advocate for each and every client. At the end of the day, Reed understands that his clients have placed their trust in him to do whatever it takes to reach their goals. For that reason, Reed is dedicated to pursuing every case like it is his own. And along the way, he makes certain that his clients are kept up to speed because he knows that maintaining an open line of communication is vital to a successful representation.

Reed’s passion is fighting on behalf of survivors of sexual assault and pursuing justice for those whose lives have been impacted by commercial vehicle collisions and defective products.

Since 2019, Reed has been selected to the Rising Stars list for Super Lawyers three years in a row. The Rising Stars list is a recognition bestowed on no more than 2.5% of the lawyers across Missouri and Kansas.

Reed presents annually on sexual abuse litigation, during which he educates on the key issues attorneys should be aware of and how navigating those issues is crucial to a successful recovery for survivors.

 

Recent Trials:

Cruth v. Township of Polk County – Nodaway County, Missouri

Roston v. D’Andrea Holdings, LLC

Kimmel v. Select Specialty Hospital-St. Louis, St. Charles County, Missouri

Shaw v. Westfall Motors, Inc., Clay County, Missouri

Pitman v. Ameristep, US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Dunkin v. Banner – Johnson County, Kansas

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law – Kansas City, Missouri
Juris Doctorate – 2016

University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – 2013
Minor in Business Administration – 2013

 


 

Phillip “Reed” Martens has been a resident of the Kansas City area most of his life, growing up in nearby Platte City, MO. Reed attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, earning degrees in both Political Science and Business Administration. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2016, and is licensed to practice law in both state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas.

While attending UMKC, he served as a Case Note Editor for The Urban Lawyer Journal. Reed was also a member of the Trial Advocacy Team, where he competed in various competitions across the United States, even qualifying for the National Trial Competition Team.

Throughout law school, Reed clerked for Monsees & Mayer, P.C. before joining as an Associate Attorney in the fall of 2016; he now practices in the areas of commercial vehicle collisions, sexual abuse litigation, and products liability. A majority of his products liability work focuses on defects in hunting equipmentfirearms and other recreational products.

 

Memberships

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri – 2016
  • Kansas – 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri – 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri – 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas – 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
Presentations
  • Judiciary Committee, Missouri House of Representatives
    • Testified in support House Bill (HB) 367- if passed, HB 367 would expand the time limit for child victims of sexual abuse to file a civil lawsuit (2023).
  • Platte County Bar Association – Panel Discussion
    • Comprehensive Legal Approach to Child Victim Cases (2021)
  • MoBar CLE
    • The Missouri Bar – Solo & Small Firm Conference – Civil Sexual Abuse (2021)
  • KCMBA CLE By The Hour
    • Civil Sexual Abuse Claims: Insurance Coverage and Prior Notice (2021)
  • KCMBA CLE By The Hour
    • Sexual Abuse: Representing Survivors in Civil Litigation (2020)
  • KCMBA CLE By The Hour
    • Ride Sharing Civil Litigation (2019)
  • MoBar, Solo & Small Firms Conference
    • Ride Sharing Liability (2019)
  • MoBar, Solo & Small Firms Conference, CLE at Sunrise
    • Navigating Insurance Issues in Ride-Share Accidents (2018)
Practice Areas
Phillip Reed Martens

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