Brad Bodamer, ’80, who has 39 years of experience as a commercial litigator, joined Graves Garrett LLC in Kansas City in early 2021. He has represented many notable companies, including Cerner Corporation, Lloyd’s of London, Adidas, Westar Energy, Golden Living, QuikTrip, and 7-Eleven.
Prior to joining Graves Garrett, Brad earned a well-regarded reputation in the local, regional, and national legal communities as a partner at both Shook Hardy & Bacon and Stinson. He developed a strong track record of success in litigation involving software disputes, alleged consumer protection violations and other business torts, insurance, antitrust, intellectual property, products liability, and employment actions. He has first-chaired more than 30 trials to verdict in federal and state courts across the country.
Brad’s legal work has regularly garnered local and national awards and distinctions. He received a Legal Champion honor from Missouri Lawyers Weekly after obtaining a defense verdict at the conclusion of a two-week jury trial in a deceptive trade practices class action arising out of the retail sale of motor fuel. He has also regularly been ranked in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and earned an AV Preeminent distinction from Martindale-Hubbell.
In addition to his legal practice, Brad serves on the board of directors for the Kansas City Friends of the Zoo and recently rolled off the board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City after serving nine years.
Prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk for Judge Andrew Jackson Higgins of the Missouri Supreme Court.