Derek Johannsen


Derek Johannsen is an experienced trial lawyer who practices civil litigation with an emphasis in defense of claims of physical injury and severe emotional distress. Mr. Johannsen regularly defends both corporate and individual clients in multi-million dollar claims involving potential personal exposure to his clients. Mr. Johannsen has experience defending cases that have received significant media coverage and scrutiny stemming from the salacious nature of their allegations.Recently, Mr. Johannsen concluded a large multi-plaintiff lawsuit brought against a military boarding school facing claims of physical trauma and extreme mental distress stemming from various forms of abuse, hazing, outrageous conduct and bullying.In 2013, Mr. Johannsen and John Schultz successfully defended a local funeral home against claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and violation of the Missouri Merchandising and Practices Act where their clients were alleged to have conducted bait and switch business practices in addition to allegedly holding a corpse for ransom. Plaintiff requested in excess of a million dollars and punitive damages in closing arguments and the jury returned a verdict for defendants on all counts.


8900 Ward Parkway,
Kansas City , Missouri , 64114
United States

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