Robert (Bob) Thompson focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial business litigation in both state and federal courts. He has been involved in many difficult and complex cases handled by the firm.
He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes involving claims ranging from breach of contract to fraud and anti-trust, often involving agribusiness interests. In addition to defending businesses, he has represented them in asserting claims, and has been lead or a key member of trial teams recovering awards or settlements totaling approximately $75M for clients of the Firm.
Mr. Thompson has also handled numerous consumer class actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States. These cases have involved enforcement actions by state attorneys general, as well as related civil actions seeking to certify nationwide class claims, and MDL proceedings.
Mr. Thompson joined the firm in 1990 and serves as a member of the firm’s executive committee. He served as the Managing Partner of the Kansas City office from 2006 to 2012. He is co-leader of the Food and Agribusiness Industry Group and is also a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Class & Derivative Actions Client Service Groups.
In addition to litigation matters, he counsels a number of companies in various commercial and transaction matters, including NGP Global Agribusiness Partners, Agspring, Auxano Holdings, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Avcorp Industries, Prairie Pride, Inc., Show Me Ethanol, LLC, several community banks and various key clients of the Firm.
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