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Kaeanna Wood

Kaeanna brings her deep experience working with Legal Aid and in a prosecutor’s office to her personal injury clients at Langdon & Emison.

Kaeanna’s impressive early experience in the legal profession has included a clerkship at the Iowa Supreme Court, for several circuit court judges, and a federal judge.  She also was a leader in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic at law school, and received the Edward H. Hunvald Student Prize in Criminal Justice, a prestigious award.  Kaeanna has already spent numerous hours in the courtroom in her career, giving her an excellent understanding of trial practice in civil litigation. 

As a key member of legal teams at Langdon & Emison, Kaeanna’s varied practice touches on a wide variety of practice areas, including product liability, premises liability, and auto accident litigation. Kaeanna has published in legal journals and served as a teaching assistant in legal research and writing as a law student. 

EDUCATION

University of Missouri School of Law; Columbia, Missouri

Juris Doctor, May 2015, Order of Barristers

Honors:

  • Edward H. Hunvald Student Prize in Criminal Justice

  • National Moot Court Prize

  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Criminal Prosecution Clinic

  • President, Student Bar Association

  • Moot Court Finalist, Regional Moot Court Team

  • Associate Member, Journal of Dispute Resolution

Rockhurst University; Kansas City, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts, May 2010, summa cum laude

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Hon. Jalilah Otto and Kaeanna Wood, Missouri Evidence Deskbook, Sixth Edition, Chapter 9, Examination of Witnesses (2017)

  • Kaeanna Wood, Restoring our Children’s Future: Ending Disparate School Discipline through Restorative Practices, 2014 J. Disp. Resol. 395 (2014) 

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati  

Attorney, Cincinnati, OH

The Hon. David Wiggins, Iowa Supreme Court  

Law Clerk, Des Moines, IA

The Hon. Jalilah Otto, 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County  

Law Clerk, Kansas City, MO

Jackson County Prosecutor Dec. 2014- May 2015

Rule 13 Certified Intern, Kansas City, MO

The Hon. Patrick Campbell, 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County

Winter Clerk, Kansas City, MO

The Hon. Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri  

Summer Clerk, Kansas City, MO

The Hon. Justine E. Del Muro, 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County

Winter Clerk, Kansas City, MO

The Office of Jackson County Legislator Crystal Williams

Legislative Aide, Kansas City, MO

The Office of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II

Community Affairs Liaison & Grants Coordinator, Kansas City, MO