Andrew Carpenter

Adjunct Faculty
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A partner at the Kansas City firm of Shook, Hardy, & Bacon, Andy specializes in complex litigation, with two decades of expertise in product liability, class action, international, business litigation and appellate work. His cases range from consumer products to medical devices to large-scale property class actions. Andy creates innovative solutions for his clients through incisive analysis, effective writing and persuasive advocacy. 

Courses Taught:

  • Product Liability


J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1994; B.A., University of Kansas, 1991.

Selected Publications

Jacob Fischler, What To Do After You’ve Screwed Up A Brief, Law360, April 4, 2016.

Andrew D. Carpenter, Going Meta: A Class of Class Counsel, Law360, May 5, 2015. 

Andy is a principal author of the Missouri and Kansas Class Action Law blog, a legal blog dedicated to discussing developments in class actions and complex litigation in state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas. 

Out-Standing: The Supremes Grant Cert Review of Spokeo v. Robins, 742 F.3d (9th Cir. 2014): Guidance Coming on Article III Standing and Statutory Damages Claims, April 30, 2015.

Going Meta: A Class of Class Action Lawyers in the GMO Rice MDL, March 30, 2015.