Matthew J. Westering


Matt defends corporations and insurance companies in state and federal courts throughout Missouri and Kansas.  His practice areas include commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, cargo loss, employment discrimination, and insurance coverage.   Matt also provides risk management consulting to a variety of clients in the areas of human resources and statutory compliance.

Since 2014, Matt has been selected by his peers as “Rising Star” attorney in Missouri and Kansas in the field of personal injury defense.

Matt received his B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting with an emphasis in Finance and his J.D. from the University of Kansas. In law school, Matt was a member of the Law Review and served as its Business Manager.


Settlement Agreement Enforced on Appeal

Matt successfully defended an appeal in the Eighth Circuit  Court of Appeal arising out of a dispute over the terms of a settlement agreement negotiated for an owner of farm ground with holdings in Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska.  The case involved property damage and takings claims arising out of the 2011 flood of the Missouri […]

Summary Judgment for Non-Profit Corporation

Matt obtained summary judgment on behalf of a non-profit association in Shawnee County, Kansas.  The case involved the alleged wrongful removal of a corporate officer and allegations of financial impropriety. 

Practice Areas:

Awards & Service:

  • Rising Stars in Missouri and Kansas, Thomson Reuters


  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas


  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas School of Law

Professional Organizations:

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL)
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