Member Profile: Nancy Kenner

Nancy Kenner
Kenner Nygaard DeMarea Kendall LLC
117 W. 20th Street, Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Tel: (816) 531-3100
Fax: (816) 531-3600

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


Nancy Kenner has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Consumer Fraud
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Sexual Harassment
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Wrongful Death



Nancy joined Blackwell Sanders Matheny Weary & Lombardi after her clerkship. She practiced in litigation, primarily in the personal injury area with an emphasis on medical malpractice and products liability.

In 1993 Nancy and fellow Blackwell Sanders partner Sly James left to form Kenner & James, P.C. in order to represent injury victims. The original firm founded by Nancy and Sly is now Kenner Nygaard DeMarea Kendall, LLC. From the beginning to today, Nancy continues her focus on plaintiff's personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Nancy was one of the first mediators Kansas City Metro area and has been mediating for almost 30 years.


Nancy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (cum laude) from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She also attended law school at UMC, receiving a Juris Doctorate (cum laude). While in law school, she was the Lead Articles Editor of the Missouri Law Review.

Memberships & Affiliations

Nancy is a past President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). She is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Missouri Bar and the Association of Missouri Mediators. She is a member of the Association for Women Lawyers and was President of that organization in 2000. She was previously a Disciplinary Hearing Officer appointed by Supreme Court of Missouri and she is on the Board of the Missouri Institute for Justice, Inc. Nancy is also a CASA Volunteer for Jackson County.

Nancy has received the following rewards: Up and Coming Lawyer (Missouri Lawyers Weekly 1998); Association of Women Lawyers Woman of the Year (2002); Order of the Coif University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law; KCMBA Congenial Counselor Award (2004); Daily Record Legal Leader (2005); KCMBA’s President’s Award (2008). She has been named for many years as the Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal and has been listed as a Super Lawyer for several years. Nancy was also the recipient of awards for Women Who Mean Business (2011) and Women’s Justice Awards-Litigation Practitioner (2012).


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