Lawrence E. Nordling

Senior Attorney

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Office Location

304 W. 10th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Lawrence Nordling is an experienced litigator who handles pre-suit matters and active litigation in Kansas and Missouri. Larry has handled first and third-party cases throughout his entire career including premises liability, property damage, product liability, commercial coverage disputes and high exposure injury and death cases. He also has experience representing clients in significant business and commercial litigation matters including multi-jurisdictional concurrent litigation, as well as construction defect litigation on significant personal, commercial and/or public entity/governmental construction projects and developments. Larry also works with the firm’s transportation litigation attorneys defending corporations and other civil defendants.

In addition to representing his clients in high-stakes litigation, Larry has extended his devotion to the legal community through his service to the profession and his community; including serving as a Board Member of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel (KADC), and as an invited lecturer for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Bar Association. Larry has also authored publications and presentation materials on a variety of topics for KADC, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL), and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Larry is also active in his local community and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense and Coverage
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Premises and Product Liability
  • Fire Science/Explosion Litigation and Arson-Fraud Litigation
  • Transportation


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: Dean’s Honors
    • Honors: Research Assistant to Professor Ellen Byers
  • Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2001
  • Missouri, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2009

Past Positions

  • Judicial Law Clerk – 3rd Judicial District of Kansas
  • Norton, Wasserman, Jones & Kelly, LLC – Member/Owner
  • Coronado Katz, LLC – Member


Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

  • St. Mary’s Food Kitchen Volunteer
  • Uplift KC Volunteer

Published Works

  • State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing Handbook, 2nd Edition, volumes 1 and 2, Construction Law Library (Co-author for Missouri portions); Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 updates.
  • Ethics and Spoliation: Avoiding Blow-Ups at Fire Scene Inspections, (Co-authored with K. Scott Barnhill, P.E.). Manuscript Materials for Defense Research Institute (DRI) Fire Science Seminar, November 5-7, 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • The Duty to Warn in Product Liability Cases in Kansas – Second Edition, (Co-author), State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2012.
  • What You Didn’t Want (But Have) To Know About Your Duties Regarding ESI: Zubulake Revisited – Six Years Later, Kansas Defense Journal, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Spring, 2010.
  • Comparative Implied Indemnity, Third-Party Practice and Settlement Considerations in the Wake of DCI Part II: The One-Action Rule, (Co-author), Kansas Defense Journal, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Fall, 2009.
  • Comparative Implied Indemnity, Third-Party Practice and Settlement Considerations in the Wake of DCI Part I, (Co-author), Kansas Defense Journal, Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Summer, 2009.

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Current Employment Positions

  • Senior Attorney

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