James P. Nordstrom

Of Counsel

Contact

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Topeka, Kansas

About

Mr. Nordstrom served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army in Germany where he tried hundreds of court martial cases. He attended the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. Mr. Nordstrom has extensive state and federal court trial experience in the areas of product liability, contractor’s liability, automobile negligence, employment liability, governmental liability, general negligence, long term health care negligence, fraud and malicious prosecution. He has experience in medical and dental malpractice and other professional malpractice defense. He has handled cases involving constitutionality of statutes restricting commerce. He has experience in insurance coverage matters. He has previously been a member of the District Citizens Advisory Council to the Topeka Public Schools.

Mr. Nordstrom has tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri. His practice focuses on defense of cases involving the trucking industry, products liability, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, auto negligence, bodily injury and employment matters, among others. Since 2005, he has been listed in Best Lawyers® in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

He is listed in 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®.

AV® – Preeminent Rated. (AV® – Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

smt2 fax icon785-232-6604
Topeka, Kansas

About

Mr. Nordstrom served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army in Germany where he tried hundreds of court martial cases. He attended the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. Mr. Nordstrom has extensive state and federal court trial experience in the areas of product liability, contractor’s liability, automobile negligence, employment liability, governmental liability, general negligence, long term health care negligence, fraud and malicious prosecution. He has experience in medical and dental malpractice and other professional malpractice defense. He has handled cases involving constitutionality of statutes restricting commerce. He has experience in insurance coverage matters. He has previously been a member of the District Citizens Advisory Council to the Topeka Public Schools.

Mr. Nordstrom has tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri. His practice focuses on defense of cases involving the trucking industry, products liability, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, auto negligence, bodily injury and employment matters, among others. Since 2005, he has been listed in Best Lawyers® in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

He is listed in 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®.

AV® – Preeminent Rated. (AV® – Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

About

Mr. Nordstrom served as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army in Germany where he tried hundreds of court martial cases. He attended the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. Mr. Nordstrom has extensive state and federal court trial experience in the areas of product liability, contractor’s liability, automobile negligence, employment liability, governmental liability, general negligence, long term health care negligence, fraud and malicious prosecution. He has experience in medical and dental malpractice and other professional malpractice defense. He has handled cases involving constitutionality of statutes restricting commerce. He has experience in insurance coverage matters. He has previously been a member of the District Citizens Advisory Council to the Topeka Public Schools.

Mr. Nordstrom has tried hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri. His practice focuses on defense of cases involving the trucking industry, products liability, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, auto negligence, bodily injury and employment matters, among others. Since 2005, he has been listed in Best Lawyers® in America in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.

He is listed in 2019 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®.

AV® – Preeminent Rated. (AV® – Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Contact

smt2 fax icon785-232-6604
Topeka, Kansas

Practice Areas

Education
  • University of Kansas, B.A. (1966)
  • University of Kansas, J.D. (1969)
  • Judge Advocate General’s School at University of Virginia, Judge Advocate General Basic Course (1969)
Bar Admissions
  • Kansas (1969)
  • Missouri (1994)
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas (1969)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (1998)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (1977)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (2012)
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia (2012)
Professional Affiliations
  • Topeka Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute, Washburn University Law School (Faculty)
  • CLE Seminars on Trial Practice (Lecturer)
  • Presented Kansas Association of Defense Counsel positions on legislation before Kansas Legislature

Publications & Presentations