Langdon & Emison attorney Kent Emison received the Kansas City Missouri Bar Foundation’s Liberty & Justice Legacy Award presented at the 13th Annual Liberty & Justice Gala held Sept. 12, 2015, at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
The Liberty & Justice Legacy Award is presented each year to individuals who, by their extraordinary efforts, have demonstrated a unique dedication to the principles of liberty and justice by virtue of professional service, community service, exercise of civic responsibility and promotion of the general welfare of a democratic system of government.
More than 30 years ago, Kent, along with Bob Langdon, founded Langdon & Emison, a personal injury law firm based in Lexington, Mo., with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo. Since that time, Kent has dedicated his professional practice to helping people who have been catastrophically injured or who have lost loved ones because of the negligence of others.
For more than three decades, Kent has touched the lives of many people he has represented, worked with and employed. But, Kent’s professional legacy extends well beyond his clients, colleagues and staff.
Kent and Bob Langdon were among only a handful of attorneys across the country willing to take on the world’s largest auto manufacturers over defective vehicles, holding corporations accountable for placing profits before the safety of human lives. The cases they – and others like them – took on helped to make the cars and trucks being driven today safer for everyone.
In addition to his professional legacy, Kent has dedicated his personal life to community service and civic responsibility. His legacy of service has benefited causes such as a children’s dormitory; a community center in his hometown; and missionaries, parks, civic boards and church counsels.
Congratulations to Kent on this tremendous and well-deserved honor. To learn more about Kent’s legacy, read a tribute to Kent by his son Brett Emison, attorney at Langdon & Emison.