About Kayla M. Campbell

Kayla practices primarily in the areas of general civil litigation and insurance defense. Her practice experience includes the areas of commercial litigation, transportation liability, premises liability, employment disputes, and personal injury. Kayla was a member of the trial team achieving the largest defense verdict in Missouri in 2015, and the appellate team successful in overturning a $19 million jury verdict in 2016. In law school, Kayla served as the Executive Editor of the national Journal of Food Law & Policy. She was also a student mentor to the Accelerated J.D. class of foreign-trained lawyers studying in the U.S.

  • Education

    J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, cum laude, 2014
    B.A., Drury University, 2008

  • Bar Admissions & Professional Affiliations

    Missouri, 2014
    Arkansas, 2015
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
    The Missouri Bar
    Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Significant Accomplishments

    • Black & Veatch Corp. v. Strongwell Corp.

      Venue: U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

      Randy Scheer, Jacob Sappington, Kenneth Sprenger, and Kayla Campbell successfully defended this $140 million construction defect case for a leading manufacturer of pultruded FRP products. After a three-week jury trial, the SWRS team obtained a complete defense verdict and judgment was entered in favor of his client.

    • Government Contract Matter

      Venue: U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

      Jacob Sappington and Kayla Campbell obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against the client (with no payment) in a breach of contract case. The client, a government contractor, was sued by a subcontractor related to an agreement concerning the provision of services related to the client’s government services contract.