Clifford K. Stubbs
(913) 371-3838

Admitted to Practice:
  • Kansas, 1991
  • Missouri, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

  • J.D., University of Kansas, 1991
  • University of London, 1990
  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1988

Cliff Stubbs defends employers’, insurance carriers’, and third party administrators’ workers’ compensation claims in Kansas and Missouri. He aggressively represents his clients at trial and appellate levels of the litigation process. Mr. Stubbs works with clients to manage all aspects of the injury continuum, including evaluating appropriate employment policies, implementing aggressive on-site injury management, and educating employers and supervisors. He often evaluates Medicare set-aside trust requirements.

Mr. Stubbs effectively defends permanent total disability claims, death claims, and complex occupational disease claims in both Kansas and Missouri. In Kauffman v. Hehr International, he obtained a complete denial of workers’ compensation benefits in a Kansas case involving an undocumented heart rhythm disruption resulting in a tractor-trailer rollover and death. Additionally, Mr. Stubbs defends complex occupational disease claims. He recently litigated a latent abdominal aortic aneurysm claim in Missouri to its successful resoluation.

Mr. Stubbs chaired the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He authors articles for the committee’s newsletter and regularly presents workers’ compensation seminars for clients, industry groups, and the bar, including the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. The Kansas Bar Association recognized Mr. Stubbs as the Outstanding Young Lawyer in Kansas in 1997, Ingram’s Magazine recognized him as one of the Top 40 Most Influential Kansas Citians Under 40 and K.C. Magazine named him as a Kansas-Missouri Super Lawyer in Workers’ Compensation. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been inducted as a Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

Mr. Stubbs is a shareholder with the firm and a former member of its board of directors. He has served on the Executive Council and Board of Governors for the Wyandotte County Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the American Bar Association - YLD, and the American Bar Association - TIPS. Most recently he was appointed Vice-Chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law General Committee. In addition to serving on various charity boards in the Kansas City area, Mr. Stubbs chaired the Disaster Legal Services Committee for the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and coordinated disaster legal services for individuals affected by natural disasters throughout the country. Mr. Stubbs was his senior class president at the University of Kansas, where he received his undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees, and is an avid Jayhawk fan. He is a member of The Church of the Resurection in Overland Park and spends much of his free time with his two children.

Practice Areas:
Workers' Compensation

Worked closely with industry to educate legislators and defeat pro-claimant aspects or proposed Kansas Workers' Compensation legislation.
Former President of Young Lawyers Section of Kansas Bar Association.
1997 Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Kansas Bar Association.
Chair of ABA Disaster Legal Services Project and coordinated disaster legal relief efforts throughout the country with FEMA.
Chair of the ABA/YLD Executive Council with representatives from all 50 states, U.S. territories and other National Bar Associations.
Inducted as a Fellow in The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Professional Organizations:
American Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
The Missouri Bar