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 equipment, firearms and other recreational products.
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 zealous advocate for each and every client. In fact, his clients will tell you that Reed is passionate and dedicated to pursuing every case like it is his own. He makes certain that his clients are kept up to speed every step of the way because he understands that maintaining an open line of communication is vital to a successful representation.
As of 2019, Reed has been selected to the Rising Stars list for Super Lawyers, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5% of the lawyers across Missouri and Kansas.
In 2020, Reed presented on sexual abuse civil litigation, during which he highlighted the key issues attorneys should be aware of and how navigating those issues is crucial to a successful recovery for survivors.
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