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Civil Litigation

Ford, Parshall & Baker is uniquely equipped to manage civil litigation cases, including complex cases. Complex litigation often involves multiple parties, third-party actions, complicated legal issues, difficult damage calculations, expert witnesses and extensive discovery. 

Our attorneys provide comprehensive representation to clients in all areas of civil litigation:

  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Legal malpractice
  • Contract disputes
  • Claims against schools, teachers and administrators
  • Defense of cities, counties and governmental bodies
  • Employer liability
  • Professional liability and malpractice
  • Misrepresentation
  • Negligence
  • Property disputes
  • Defamation
  • Fraud
  • Intentional torts
  • Product defects
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Hostile work environment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Contests of the distribution of wills and testamentary trusts
  • Breach of contract

Ford, Parshall & Baker has significant experience overseeing civil cases and handling the intricacies and pitfalls of complex cases.   Our firm provides quality representation throughout the entire litigation process – from the initial court filing through trial and appeal.

Our FPB trial attorneys and appellate team are experienced lawyers who have presented complex civil cases in state and federal court.  We collaborate with clients during settlement negotiations and mediations as part of our efforts to reach an early, positive resolution of a case. 

Our Office
  • Columbia Office
    3210 Bluff Creek Drive
    Columbia, Missouri 65201-3525
    Phone: 573-449-2613
    Fax: 573-875-8154
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    • "Ford Parshall & Baker congratulates the attorneys listed in the 2014 publication of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers: Hamp Ford was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense, Jeff Parshall was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation Defense, and Emily Little and Josh Devine were named as Rising Stars in the area of Civil Litigation Defense."

    • "On behalf of the Missouri Insurance Coalition and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Jill Jackson authored an Amicus brief in a pending Missouri Supreme Court case, Dutton v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company. July 2014. Ford Parshall & Baker welcomed Clayton Thompson as an associate attorney. June 2014."

    • "Hamp Ford and Jill Jackson won a declaratory judgment holding that an insurance policy was not ambiguous regarding the identity of the named insured, and the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in Columbia Mutual Insurance Company v. Grain Bin Supply Company et al., (Per Curium Order, May 13, 2014)."

    • "Jill Jackson moderated a continuing legal education seminar with a panel of judges from several of Missouri's judicial circuits. April 2014. Jeff Parshall and Michael Robertson won an appeal for their client in Executive Board of Missouri Baptist Convention v. Windermere Baptist Conference Center, Inc. et al., 430 S.W.3d 274 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014). "

    • "The Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in favor of Ford, Parshall & Baker's client enforcing a mechanic’s lien on a condominium construction project at the Lake of the Ozarks. Grau Contracting, Inc. v. Captiva Lake Investments, LLC, 429 S.W.3d 472 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014)."