About Kaitlin Marsh-Blake

Kaitlin is a skilled attorney who practices primarily in the areas of construction, medical malpractice, personal injury, and general insurance defense litigation. Before re-joining the firm, Kaitlin worked for a litigation firm Denver, Colorado focusing on construction defect litigation, legal malpractice, and class-action lawsuits.  Recently, Kaitlin was selected as a member of the inaugural Best Lawyers: One to Watch list for 2021.

While in law school, Kaitlin served as a Research Editor for the Washburn Law Journal and was a competing member of the Jessup International Moot Court team. Kaitlin earned eight CALI Excellence for the Future awards in Products Liability, Comparative Legal Systems: Constitutional Law, Public International Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Federal Indian Law, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Business Associations, and Taxation of Individual Income.

Kaitlin is an active member of the Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court, which strives to promote excellence in legal advocacy with an emphasis on ethics, civility, professionalism, and legal skills. In her spare time, Kaitlin enjoys hiking, marathon training, home brewing and cheering on Sporting KC, the Chiefs, and the Royals with her husband and two dogs.

  • Education

    Washburn University, 2010, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
    Washburn University School of Law, 2013, Juris Doctorate

  • Bar Admissions & Professional Affiliations

    Missouri, 2013
    Kansas, 2014
    Colorado, 2017
    U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    United States Supreme Court
    The Missouri Bar
    Kansas Bar Association
    Colorado Bar Association
    Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court
    Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

  • Awards & Publications

    2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Medical Malpractice Defense
    2021 Best Lawyers: One to Watch - Personal Injury Litigation Defense

  • Significant Accomplishments

    • Yanni v Peterson

      Venue: Johnson County, Kansas
      Personal injury motor vehicle collision jury trial with admitted liability resulting in a defense verdict.

    • Heydon v. Greenwood, M.D.

      Venue: Jackson County, Missouri

      Brian Burge and Kaitlin Marsh-Blake successfully defended this action where family of decedent filed wrongful death claim against local ER physician alleging failure to diagnose mesenteric ischemia in elderly patient. The defense argued that the ER physician performed an appropriate and reasonable workup of the patient, had her admitted to the hospital and otherwise fully complied with the standard of care. Decedent’s family sought $1.5 million in damages at trial. After a week-long trial, the jury found in favor of the physician and awarded zero damages to the family.