Margaret Stansell


Margaret’s early experience in the legal profession has included an internship for a state judge and work in both private practice with a civil litigation firm and in the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office.  Margaret has spent numerous hours in the courtroom, giving her an excellent understanding of trial practice in civil litigation.

Margaret assists legal teams at Langdon & Emison, where her diverse practice focuses on a variety of areas such as product liability, truck accident litigation, and the firm’s full array of personal injury litigation. She is active in the Kansas City community and is a proud alum of the University of Missouri – Kansas City for both law school and her undergraduate degree.  She also interned for U.S. Congresswoman Sharice Davids, and Senator Claire McCaskill.

As a young trial lawyer Margaret has already obtained several young trial lawyer awards, and earned a full tuition scholarship at UMKC School of Law.  She has gained extensive experience handling all aspects of civil litigation including preparing and implementing factual development strategies, written discovery and taking and defending depositions. She has also argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.


University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law
Juris Doctorate 2022; Cum Laude, Emphasis in Advocacy

  • Order of Barristers
  • Thomas E. Deacy Trial Lawyer Award
  • Pro Bono Honors
  • CALI Award in Torts, and Class Actions and Multidistrict Litigation
  • Winner of St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney’s Cup and Last 1L Standing Mock Trial Tournaments
  • Law Review Comment Editor
  • Associate Justice of UMKC Student Supreme Court
  • Board of Barristers President and Records and Archives Chair
  • AWLS and Phi Delta Phi Member
  • Jack and Helyn Miller Scholarship Recipient (full tuition scholarship)

University of Missouri – Kansas City
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Summa Cum Laude

  • Truman Bootstrap Award
  • Dean’s List Honoree
  • Mortar Board Senior Honor Society President
  • Mock Trial Regionals Co-Captain
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha Secretary and Editor/Historian


The Need for The Equal Rights Amendment, 89 UMKC L. REV. 779 (2021).


Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Vice Chair of PR Committee, Young Lawyers Section)

Attorneys Information Exchange Group

Association for Women Lawyers