Brett Emison Published on Tort Reform Issues Facing State

Langdon & Emison Partner Brett Emison authored a guest column on tort reform in the state of Missouri, titled “If big business gets ‘legal reform,’ Missourians lose constitutional rights in court.” The article appeared in last week’s Sunday Kansas City Star.

The Seventh Amendment is the linchpin for all other constitutional rights. What is your remedy if someone violates your constitutional right to free speech, to religious freedom, to keep and bear arms or to contract for goods and services? These are civil justice issues in which you take the wrongdoer to court in order to protect your rights. What happens when Lady Justice peeks out from behind her blindfold to find her scales tilted in favor of powerful corporations? – from Brett’s column

As a partner at Langdon & Emison, Brett has served as lead attorney against some of the largest corporations in the world. Brett is dedicated to this area of the law because he is well aware that his clients’ lives have been destroyed and turned upside down because of someone else’s actions. He currently serves as president of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and on two committees for the American Association for Justice.

Brett is involved in a number of legal organizations, including the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), American Association for Justice (AAJ), Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), and the Lafayette County Bar Association. Because of his deep experience in this area, he is regularly published by national trade publications on products liability and other contemporary topics in the law.