Fields & Brown, LLC is the oldest and largest minority-owned law firm in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The firm is dedicated to providing effective and aggressive representation of its clients. Attorneys at Fields & Brown have extensive experience prosecuting civil litigation in both federal and state courts. In addition to its extensive experience in defending employment, insurance and workers' compensation claims, the firm’s experience in commercial litigation includes bankruptcy, real estate contract disputes and business torts.
The firm represents Fortune 100 companies and a variety of governmental agencies such as:
• American Family Insurance Group • Bank of America • ExxonMobil Corporation • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation • General Motors Corporation • HCA, Inc. • Lowe's Home Centers • Markel American Insurance • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company • Prudential Insurance Company of America • Shell Oil Company • The Coca-Cola Company • The City of Kansas City • The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority • The Kansas City Missouri School District • The Missouri Department of Insurance
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Fields & Brown engages in the general practice of law with an emphasis in the areas of Employment Law, Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Defense, Public Finance, Constitutional Law and Commercial Litigation.
Fields & Brown has attorneys at various levels of experience available to meet our clients’ needs. The two senior partners, Taylor Fields and Charles Brown have practiced for 42 and 36 years respectively and have practiced together for more than 30 years. J. David Bowers and Carla Fields Johnson, the firm’s additional partners, have practiced for 30 and 17 years respectively and have been with Fields & Brown for 17 years. The firm also has two senior associates and one junior associates. The attorneys of the firm are supported by a staff of experienced and well-supervised law clerks, paralegals and clerical personnel supplied with the most advanced computerized research and database systems.
GEOGRAPHIC PRACTICE AREA
Attorneys at Fields & Brown are licensed in both Missouri and Kansas and practice in western Missouri and eastern Kansas.
Carla Fields Johnson has 19 years of litigation experience in the areas of workers’ compensation and insurance defense. She is responsible for Fields & Brown’s workers’ compensation litigation for General Motors Corporation, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Highway Commission. She has defended claims resulting from minor injuries to allegations of permanent total disability. She has handled matters both at the trial and appellate level.
Ms. Johnson currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). She is a member of the NAMWOLF Board’s Executive Committee and serves as Treasurer for the Association. She is also chairperson of the Finance Committee.
Ms. Johnson is a Missouri State Delegate on the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. Action taken by the House of Delegates on specific issue becomes official ABA policy. Ms. Johnson is one of 12 attorneys in the state of Missouri currently on the House of Delegates. Additionally, Ms. Johnson was elected National Bar Association (NBA) Region VIII Director for two terms. She was also appointed by three NBA Presidents to serve on the NBA’s Nominations Committee.
On the local level, Ms. Johnson served as President of the Jackson County Bar Association for two years. Ms. Johnson served as the 2007 co-chairperson on the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s SLIP program. The SLIP program places urban high school students with area law firms for paid internships. Ms. Johnson currently serves on the Jackson County Bar Foundation Board of Directors.
Carla Fields Johnson is a member of the Missouri and Kansas State Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before state and federal district courts and courts of appeals.
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Fields & Brown, LLC
LITIGATION: WORKER’S COMPENSATION: FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION: INSURANCE: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri