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Robert Jester

Super Lawyer 2006, 2011-2012, 2014, 2016-2018

Mr. Jester specialized in litigation from a defense perspective in the areas of governmental liability, corporate issues and auto dealer liability. He has successfully represented clients in litigation situations for over 30 years and had a reputation for his thorough and aggressive nature in litigation. In addition, he serviced all of his business clients needs in the areas of asset sales, contracts, insurance, employment claims and real estate transactions. Mr. Jester has received the “Super Lawyer” designation again for the year 2016 in the field of Business Law and successfully closed a multimillion dollar purchase of an auto dealership selling Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles in Marshall, Missouri for its client the McCarthy Auto Group to begin 2016.


Southwest Baptist University, A.A. (1966)

Drury University, B.A. (1968)

University of Missouri at Kansas City, J.D. (1973)

Bar Admissions

Missouri (1974)

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (1974)

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1981)

United States District Court for the District of Kansas (1999)

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2011)

United States District Court for the District of Kansas (1999)

United States Supreme Court (1981)

Mr. Robert  Jester


 Phone: 816.474.8010

Representative Experience

Midwest Public Risk, MOPERM, Molle Automotive Group, Randy Curnow Auto Group, Mechanical Breakdown Protection, Inc., The Hendrick Automotive Group of Kansas City, The Adams Automotive Group, McCarthy Auto Group, Hennessey Motors, Inc., Muller Transportation, LLC, Ideal Producers Group, Inc., and Summit Bank of Kansas City

Published Decisions

State ex rel. City of Nevada v. Bickel, 267 S.W.3d 780 (Mo. App. W.D. 2008); Clay County Realty Co., v. City of Gladstone, 254 S.W.3d 859 (Mo. 2008); Seaboard Corp. v. Grindrod Ltd., 248 S.W.3d 27 (Mo. App. W.D. 2008); Protective Life Ins. Co. v. Jim Orr & Associates, Inc., 384 F.3d 949 (8th Cir. 2004); A&L Holding Co. v. Southern Pacific Bank, 34 S.W.3d 415 (Mo. App. 2000); Stanley v. City of Independence, 995 S.W.2d 485 (Mo. 1999); Woods v. Kelley, 948 S.W.2d 634 (Mo. App. W.D. 1997); Adams Ford Belton, Inc. v. Missouri Motor Vehicle Com’n, 946 S.W.2d 199 (Mo. 1997); Vanderford v. Cameron Mut. Ins. Co., 915 S.W. 391 (Mo. App. 1996); DePugh v. Sutton, 917 F.Supp. 690 (W.D. Mo. 1996); Gilmore v. Attebery 899 S.W.2d 164 (Mo. App. W.D. 1995); St. Louis Southwestern Ry. Co. v. City of Raytown, 1994 WL 22466 (W.D. Mo. 1994); Gentry v. City of Lee’s Summit, 10 F.3d 1340 (8th Cir. 1993); Hagedorn v. Adams, 854 S.W.2d 470 (Mo. App. W.D. 1993); Boyle v. City of Liberty, Mo., 833 F.Supp. 1436 (W.D. Mo. 1993); Richardson v. State Highway & Transp. Com’n, 863 S.W.2d 876 (Mo.1993); Wollard v. City of Kansas City, 1991 WL 144773 (Mo. App. W.D. 1991); Greenstreet v. Rupert, 795 S.W.2d 539 (Mo. App. W.D. 1990); Tumlinson v. Norfolk & Western Ry. Co., 755 S.W.2d 251 (Mo. App. W.D. 1989); Integrity Ins. Co. v. Tom Martin Const. Co., Inc., 765 S.W.2d 679 (Mo App. W.D. 1989); Asher v. Broadway-Valentine Center, Inc., 691 S.W.2d 478 (Mo. App. W.D. 1985)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Defense Research Institute
National Association of Dealer Counsel

Personal Interests/Activities

Avid traveler, gardener and wine lover.

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