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The POWER List 2023: James Bartimus

James BartimusBartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, Leawood, Kansas

One of Jim Bartimus’ best-known wins is when the Missouri Supreme Court recognized his client’s cause of action for the wrongful death of her fetus.

In the court’s 1983 ruling in O’Grady v. Brown, the court sided with Bartimus’ client, a woman who had a stillbirth after her uterus ruptured at the hospital. He also represented the family of a California woman who died from cancer 90 days after receiving a kidney transplant from a donor site that failed to screen for disease.

After earning his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1977, he founded the firm that same year. He also audited classes at the university’s medical school for three years.

Bartimus has served as president of the International Society of Barristers, the Civil Justice Foundation, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

The POWER List: Health Care Law 2023