About Us

We are trial attorneys who win.

30year-old

Our Passion for Helping Injured People and Their Families

For more than 30 years, Langdon & Emison has dedicated its legal practice to helping people who have been seriously injured or who have lost loved ones due to:

  • Accidents involving motor vehicles, tractor-trailer trucks and trains.
  • A product defect that caused a seat back, tire, seat belt or other auto product to fail during an accident.
  • Defective consumer products that were not designed or manufactured properly.
  • Unsafe roadway construction, defective highway equipment or other roadway hazards.
  • Defective medical devices or dangerous prescription drugs.
  • Negligent acts of utility companies that cause gas explosions, electrocutions or electrical shock injuries in places where people live and work.

Our Passion for Helping Injured People and Their Families
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Recognized as one of the nation’s leading law firms, our firm has built a national reputation for taking on the world’s largest corporations in personal injury litigation. We evaluate every case for a potential product defect or act of negligence to bring all responsible parties to justice and obtain the maximum recovery possible for our clients.

From our offices in Lexington and Kansas City (Mo.), St. Louis and Chicago, we serve as a trusted partner and adviser to clients and referring attorneys across the country.

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Injured People and Their Families

Attorneys

Our Experience Sets Us Apart

Langdon & Emison’s attorneys are continuously recognized as Lawyer of the Year and Top Lawyer in their respective practice areas, including personal injury, product liability, trucking accident, railroad and mass torts litigation. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have distinguished themselves by:

  • Serving as lead counsel in some of the nation’s most significant personal injury trials.
  • Winning trials at every level, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Obtaining multi-million and million-dollar recoveries for clients.
  • Assuming leadership positions in prestigious trial lawyer academies, legal organizations and community associations.
Our attorneys have represented clients in county, state and federal courtrooms across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Baker vs. General Motors, a landmark lawsuit where for the first time evidence was admitted in court proving an automaker’s deliberate choice of profits over human safety.

Awards and Recognition

The Best in the Business

Every year, Landgdon & Emison is recognized as one of the nation's leading personal injury law firms by U.S. News and world report and other professional organizations. our attorneys are consistently recognized as Lawyer of the Year and Top Lawyer in their respective practice areas, earning spots on the "Best Lawyers" rosters in personal injury, product liability, trucking accident, railroad and mass torts litigation.   Below is a partial list of the awards and honors our firm and attorneys have received:

Bob Landgdon Receives MO Personal Injury Litigation Honor
- 2016
Bob Langdon Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer in America
- 2016
Brett Emison,Mike Manners Honored by Best Lawyer in America
- 2016
L&E Named a Tier one Firm in personal injury Litigation
- 2015
Bob Langdon Kent Emison Honored by Best Lawyer in America
- 2015
L&E Recognized as a Tier one Firm in personal injury Litigation
- 2015
Micael Manners to Receive Theordore mcMillian Judicial Excellance Award
- 2013
U.S News & world Report Ranks Langdon & EMison as Tier one Firm
- 2013
L&E Partners Bob Langdon, Kent Emison Honored as Best Missouri Attorneys
- 2012
Firm Attorneys Selected for 2013 Best Lawyers in America Roster
- 2013
Bob Langdon, Kent Emison Repeat on Ingram's "Top Lawyers" List
- 2012
Kent Emison Named 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation
- 2012
Langdon & Emison Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- 2012
Best Lawyers in America 2012 Honors Firm Attorneys
- 2012

In the Community

Langdon & Emison believes in giving back to the communities where we live and work. Through sponsorships and donations, participation in events and other ways of giving, our firm is proud to support the following organizations that serve a vital role in our community and in the legal profession.

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A personal injury firm’s impact on the community

American Association for Justice
AAJ is a critical advocate for the civil justice system. We are a proud member and supporter of AAJ in its mission to promote a fair, equitable legal system for all citizens.
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Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
Each year, we are a top sponsor and supporter of AWL-Kansas City and its many activities to promote the equality of women in the legal profession and in society.
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Attorneys Information Exchange Group
As AIEG board members and committee chairs, we dedicate our time and resources to helping our colleagues and fellow members who have devoted their legal practices to helping injured people and their families.
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Community Christian Center
Investing in young people helps build strong, sustainable communities. Langdon & Emison is proud to support a number of youth ministry and academic programs offered by the Community Christian Center, located near our firm headquarters.
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Illinois State Bar Association
ISBA works diligently to uphold and promote improvements in the civil justice system, and we are a proud member and supporter of its many efforts.
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Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
We are pleased to be an annual sponsor of KCMBA and a regular contributor to its many events and activities that foster professional development and camaraderie among attorneys in the Greater Kansas City area.
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Midwest Innocence Project
Langdon & Emison is honored to work with MIP, dedicating attorneys and staff, financial resources and specialized expertise, on a case to exonerate a man who has been in prison for approximately 15 years. Attorney Mark Emison also serves on MIP's board of directors.
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Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
MATA not only works to preserve the civil justice system through legislative action, but it also provides a critical network for professional development and information sharing among member attorneys. We are proud to be an annual supporter and member of MATA.
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The Missouri Bar
As members of The Missouri Bar and participants in its committees and events, we are pleased to support an organization dedicated to serving and improving the legal profession and the administration of justice.
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The Safety Institute
Many of the injuries we see in our practice could have been prevented by safer practices and products. We are proud to support The Safety Institue's mission to promote injury prevention and product safety for a healthy and productive society.
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