Jeff R. Scurlock

Kansas City - Of Counsel | 816-714-7195 (Direct) | scurlock@stuevesiegel.com

Jeff represents businesses and individual clients in a range of litigation matters from antitrust disputes to consumer and employment class actions.  Jeff also provides research, writing and discovery support in a wide range of cases. This includes writing briefs and arguments to the court and drafting complex analyses on critical legal issues.

Jeff has sixteen years' experience in the practice of law. Before joining Stueve Siegel Hanson in 2012, Jeff practiced law at the The Henning Law Firm. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas H. Newton, Missouri Court of Appeals. Additionally, Jeff practiced law for several years with Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Kansas City, where he focused on complex products liability actions in state and federal courts across the United States. As a practicing attorney, Jeff has served as court-appointed counsel in a federal civil rights action; lectured at continuing legal education programs; drafted supplements to the Missouri Civil Procedure Deskbook; written articles for legal publications; and taught classes on federal jurisdiction.

Jeff is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Jeff is admitted to practice before the state courts of Kansas and Missouri and the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Missouri and the District of Kansas.

Jeff received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he graduated first in his class, with distinction. He was a member of the Law Review and earned 16 CALI awards for academic excellence. Jeff is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

  • EXPERIENCE
  • EDUCATION
  • BAR ADMISSIONS
  • COMMUNITY

CURRENT CASES

Branson v.  Pulaski Bank.  Jeff is part of the litigation team that represents loan originators in this Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime case.  The lawsuit alleges that Pulaski Bank is denying earned wages, including minimum wage and overtime pay, to its loan originators. The Court has conditionally certified the case as a collective action.

Prescription Drug Litigation. Jeff is part of the litigation team representing individuals experiencing harmful side effects from the prescription medications Risperdal and testosterone (Low T) supplements.

 

RECENT RESULTS

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., et al. v. United Egg Producers, et al.  Jeff is part of the litigation team that represents Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., and local grocery stores in an antitrust lawsuit against numerous egg producers and egg industry trade groups for artificial inflation of egg prices. The lawsuit alleges that defendants engaged in a conspiracy designed to increase the price of eggs in violation of the Kansas Restraint of Trade Act. After nearly four years of litigation, Stueve Siegel Hanson successfully resolved this litigation in 2014.

Martin v. Confidential Propane Company and landlord, Case No. 13-cv-40, Labette County, Kansas.  Jeff was part of the team that represented a young man seriously injured in a propane explosion in rural Kansas.  After several firms told the client he did not have a case against the propane supplier, we took the case, hired five experts, conducted discovery and obtained a policy limits settlement against both defendants.  Our propane expert identified deficiencies in corroded system piping, non-compliance with the National Fuel Gas Code §54, the LP-Gas Safety Handbook (NPGA), and the National Propane Gas Association Certified Employee Training standards.  Additional discovery uncovered the supplier’s continued refill of the propane system that contained an unsafe and recalled regulator. The case settled for $1.2 million (Policy Limits).

 

Pro Bono Activities:

Successfully represented inmate in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights action following appointment by the Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil

Drafted 2007 and 2011 supplements to chapters 5, 6, and 7 of the Missouri Discovery deskbook for the Missouri Bar

 

 

Missouri, 1997

Kansas, 1998

U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, 1997
J.D.
Honors: With Distinction
Law Review: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Review, Member

University of Missouri – Columbia, 1994
A.B.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude 
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Major:  History and Political Science

Board of Directors, Sheffield Place

Board of Directors, Hyde Park Neighborhood Association

Volunteer, Harvesters Food Bank


Professional Organizations

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association -  Member

Missouri Bar Association - Member

Kansas Bar Association - Member

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