Mr. West’s active trial practice emphasizes trial of lawsuits involving tort defense and professional malpractice. Mr. West is lead trial lawyer in most matters and is well known in the trial community as an attorney willing to go to trial. Mr. West has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict. He has also successfully concluded matters pursuant to mediation or binding arbitration. Mr. West is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Kansas Bar Foundation. Mr. West enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest "AV" rating for lawyers has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list. In 2014 and 2013, Benchmark Litigation named Mr. West a Future Star. His peer memberships include the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute and the International Association of Defense Counsel.