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Brett Emison

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Trial Strategies for TBI Cases


Brett Emison, Esq serves on the executive committee for the Missouri Association of trial Attorneys, and on two committees for the American Association for Justice.

Brett serves on the Executive Committee of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and is involved in a number of legal organizations, including the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), American Association for Justice (AAJ), Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), andthe Lafayette County Bar Association. Because of his and the firms vast experience in this area, he is regularly published by national trade publications on products liability and other contemporary topics in the law.

Brett’s practice focuses almost exclusively on catastrophic injury and death cases, as well as class action and other complex tort cases, including automobile defects, railroad crossing accidents, trucking accidents, dangerous or defective drugs, and a variety of other cases.  He regularly presents at seminars and other educational events teaching other attorneys the strategies learned in trials and cases across the country.  Brett has been honored by theBest Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Up and Coming Lawyers, among others.

As a partner at Langdon & Emison, Brett and his colleagues have tried cases against some of the largest corporations in the world, including all major auto manufacturers, railroad companies and trucking companies, as well as major pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Brett is dedicated to this area of the law because he is well aware that his clients’ lives have been destroyed and turned upside down because of someone else’s actions.

During law school at the University of Missouri – Columbia, Brett served as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Missouri Law Review and received Order of the Coif honors. Following graduation, Brett worked as judicial law clerk for the Honorable William Ray Price, Jr. of the Supreme Court of Missouri. He then practiced in the area of commercial litigation for a renowned Kansas City law firm before joining Langdon & Emison, where the firm’s collective experience, focus, and resources have maximized the recovery for his clients, with total verdicts and settlements exceeding half a billion dollars.


J.D., University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law

  • Order of the Coif
  • Missouri Law Review, Associate Editor-in-Chief

B.S., cum laude, Business Administration, University of Missouri, Columbia