© 2019 Gates Westering, LLC

Molly B. Westering

816-448-8540

molly@gateswestering.com

 

Molly is an experienced civil litigator in the areas of personal injury, construction litigation, products liability, business disputes, and insurance coverage.   She has practiced law in the Kansas City Metropolitan area since 2003 and represents clients throughout Missouri and Kansas.  This experience gives her an appreciation and understanding of the advantages and disadvantages her clients face in each venue.  

 

In working with several national retailers and restaurants, Molly assists these unique clients with civil suits involving personal injuries, property damage, and contract disputes.  In addition, she consults with these clients on their risk management policies, real estate matters, contract negotiations, and compliance with local business ordinances.

 

Molly has worked on numerous claims involving serious personal injuries and has a firm grasp of the damages involved in such cases.  Her experience includes cases involving serious orthopedic and traumatic brain injuries to persons of all ages and evaluation of the vocational rehabilitation assessments, life care plans, and economic losses presented by claimants with these significant injuries.  

 

Her areas of expertise also include the interpretation and analysis of the insurance coverage afforded by various insurance policies, including commercial general liability, life, disability, and supplemental health insurance. Molly also has vast experience with construction defect matters.  She has represented general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in litigated matters and understands the contracts, building codes, and insurance coverage issues involved in representing these clients. 

 

Molly serves as outside counsel for various local small businesses, including local agricultural and livestock producers, and has defended class action matters related to products liability and the TCPA.  

During law school, Molly was a member of the Law Review and served as its Managing Editor.  Since 2009, she has been selected by her peers as a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” in Missouri and Kansas.

Awards & Service

  • Board of Directors, The Children’s Place

  • Rising Stars in Missouri and Kansas, Thomson Reuters

  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters

 

Admissions

  • Missouri

  • Kansas

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

 

Education

  • University of Kansas

  • University of Kansas School of Law

Professional Organizations

  • The Missouri Bar

  • Kansas Bar Association

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL)

  • Johnson County (Kan.) Bar Association