Matthew D. Quandt
Before joining E|S in 2019, Matt worked in Kansas City at Sanders Warren Russell & Scheer where he gained ample litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts. His practice concentrates on litigation, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death, trucking and transportation, construction defect, employment, product liability, and professional liability, including engineers and architects.
Matt defended this wrongful death trucking accident, in which decedent Alan Tate was driving for Whimsy, Inc. travelling westbound on Highway 50 in Lee’s Summit when his semi-truck left the roadway and collided with a concrete bridge pillar. Defendant Troy Dierks was the lead mechanic at Whimsy, Inc. Plaintiff Sean Tate alleged that his father’s accident was caused by a wobbly wheel as a result of Defendant’s failure to maintain decedent’s truck. Specifically, Plaintiff alleged that Defendant failed to properly grease the front-end wheel and steering assembly and failed to clear oil from the right front brake lining. Plaintiff presented one witness who told Defendant to check out a wobbly front right wheel prior to the accident and two witnesses who were travelling on Highway 50, noticed a wobbly wheel, and tried to alert decedent. Plaintiff asked the jury to award $1,500,000. Defendant argued that he properly maintained the truck. Following a five-day jury trial, Matt successfully obtained a unanimous defense verdict.
Matt defended this motor vehicle accident, in which Defendant ran a red light and t-boned Plaintiff who was turning left onto Highway 291. Plaintiff claimed that as a result of the accident she suffered a lumbar compression fracture, two bulging discs, and annular tears. Plaintiff sought $300,000 in damages, including $40,454.72 past medical expenses and $183,000 future medical expenses. Dr. Travis Foxx testified live on behalf of Plaintiff. Defendant admitted negligence but contested causation and damages. Defendant maintained that Plaintiff did not seek treatment for 12 days after the accident and had large gaps in treatment after being released from care. Defendant conceded a strain injury occurred and suggested the jury award $6,356 ($4,256 chiropractic expenses and $2,100 pain & suffering). The jury awarded Plaintiff $6,356, less than Defendant’s pre-trial Offer of Judgment.
Baker University, B.S., cum laude, 2009
Washburn University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
Washburn Law Journal
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for District of Kansas
Professional and Civic Affiliations
The Missouri Bar
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
GABL – Volunteer Basketball Coach
While attending Baker University, Matt was a member of the Wildcat Basketball Team and studied in Grantham, England at Harlaxton College. Matt was born in Omaha and then raised in Council Bluffs and Kansas City. Matt met his wife Angelee while she was attending nursing school in Omaha, and the two were married in 2016. He enjoys spending time with their family, two dogs, and playing competitive amateur golf.
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