Charles A. Getto
(913) 371-3838

Admitted to Practice:
  • California, 1976
  • Kansas, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

  • J.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 1976, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1973, Phi Beta Kappa

Charles Getto defends corporations and other entities in a wide variety of civil litigation, including business and construction disputes, product liability, and other complex litigation. 

He also defends attorneys, health care providers and other professionals in malpractice actions.  In addition, Mr. Getto is one of the principal attorneys in the Kansas City area employed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in litigation against directors, officers, and other professionals of banks and other financial institutions.  In this role, he has obtained multimillion dollar jury verdicts, judgments and settlements for the FDIC. He frequently speaks at litigation seminars and workshops and publishes articles on constitutional law and other subjects.

Mr. Getto is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, where he was the UCLA Law Review article editor and an Order of the Coif member, an organization of students in the top ten percent of their graduating class.  A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Mr. Getto has practiced law in the Kansas City area and in both Kansas and Missouri since 1978.

Mr. Getto is AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers for Business Litigation, the Best Lawyers in America, and The Best Lawyers in Kansas City.  He has been a shareholder at McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips since 1981 and has served on the firm's board of directors as the secretary.  He is active in the community, as well as in Boy Scouts of America, YMCA, and Special Olympics of Metropolitan Kansas City.  He and his wife have three children and enjoy attending their activities.  Aside from spending time with his family, Mr. Getto's interests include reading, travel, music and sports.

Practice Areas:
Business and Corporate Law
Construction Law
Directors' and Officers' Liability
Insurance Defense
Personal Injury
Products Liability
Professional Liability

Article Editor, UCLA Law Review.
Recipient of American Juriprudence Awards
Frequent speaker at litigation seminars and workshops.
Published article on constitutional law.
Successfully defended corporations and other entities in a wide variety of civil litigation.
Obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts, judgments and settlements for FDIC in suits against directors, officers and attorneys of failed financial institutions.
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in Kansas City
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer in Business Litigation
AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Organizations:
Kansas Bar Association
State Bar of California
American Bar Association
Wyandotte County Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Kansas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees
Master and President, Kansas Inn of Court
Chair, Kansas Bar Association Fee Dispute Resolution Committee