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BRANDON D. MIZNER

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816-474-8010

Mekenzie Campbell, Paralegal

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Mr. Mizner is AV rated and his practice emphasizes the representation of employers in employment litigation, civil rights litigation and commercial disputes.  He also represents plaintiffs and defendants in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases.  He has obtained successful jury verdicts in both state and federal court, including discrimination, personal injury and wrongful death claims.  Mr. Mizner focuses upon advising businesses on best practices to avoid litigation and his practice emphasizes obtaining summary judgment so his clients can avoid the risk and expense of trial. Mr. Mizner has been recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment law. site. 

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EDUCATION

University of Nebraska, B.S. (1988) 
 

Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. cum laude (1992)

AFFILIATIONS

The Missouri Bar

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Society for Human Resources Management

BAR ADMISSIONS

Missouri (1995)

Kansas (1997)

Nebraska (1996) (inactive)

California (1992) (inactive)

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (1995)

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1996)

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2003)

United States District Court for the District of Kansas (1998)

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (1997) (inactive)

United States District Court for the Central District of California (1992) (inactive)

RESULTS

Dismissal of MCHR employment discrimination claim

The Jackson County Circuirt Court granted the motion to dismiss that Brandon Mizner filed on behalf of the City of Independence.  Plaintiff had alleged discrimination on the basis of race and gender, and Plaintiff had timely filed her MCHR Charge within 180 days of the alleged discrimination and also timely filed her lawsuit within 90 days of receiving her MCHR notice of right to sue.  But Independence won dismissal by arguing that the lawsuit failed to meet the separate two-year statute of limitations, despite Plaintiff's protestation that her lawsuit should have been saved by the continuing violation doctrine.  There was no appeal.


Alitz v. City of Independence, Case No. 1916-CV17989. 

Summary Judgment on Dangerous Condition of Public Property Claim

Brandon Mizner obtained summary judgment for Gentry County in a case where both the Plaintiff and Miller Township claimed Gentry County was responsible for the alleged dangerous condition of a pubic road.  Plaintiff's entire vehicle fell into a washed out section of road and Plaintiff allegedly suffered severe spinal injuries resulting in her total disability.  Both Plaintiff and the local township argued that Gentry County was responsible because it supplied and allegedly sized the culvert that failed.  The Circuit Court agreed that, as a matter of law, Gentry County could not be held responsible for this condition.  There was no appeal.


Holcomb v. Gentry County, Missouri, et al., Case No. 19GE-CC00140-01 (Sept. 2, 2021).

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