Nicholas Bunnell



Nick Bunnell is the Managing Partner of Foley Mansfield’s Kansas City office. Nick serves clients in toxic tort, construction defect and product liability litigation in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.

Nick represents contractors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers in cases involving exposure to asbestos, diacetyl and benzene.  Although toxic tort litigation often involves handling dozens or hundreds of cases at a time, Nick brings a detailed and personalized approach to each case, working closely with the client to meet their goals. Through this approach, Nick has successfully resolved hundreds of cases.

As a member of the F&M’s construction litigation and product liability groups, Nick defends construction design professionals, contractors, property owners and product manufacturers in various jurisdictions in Missouri and Kansas.

Nick previously served as an Assistant City Counselor for the City of St. Louis, where he tried multiple bench trials to verdict and successfully defended wrongful condemnation and demolition suits filed against the City. Nick also prosecuted cases involving lead paint exposure, which involved educating homeowners, contractors and the public regarding safe removal practices.


Tried asbestos personal injury case to verdict, achieving net zero verdict for client after successfully obtaining set-off credit for client (City of St. Louis, Missouri) Obtained voluntarily dismissal in case involving alleged exposure to benzene (Buchanan County, Missouri) Obtained judgment on the pleadings on behalf of international real estate company in multi-plaintiff case alleging discriminatory practices (City of St. Louis, Missouri) Obtained summary judgment on behalf of public university in wrongful death case (St. Louis County, Missouri) Tried bench trial to successful verdict in commercial dispute on behalf of seller of farm equipment (Johnson County, Kansas)


Property Speculation, Problem Properties, St. Louis Association of Community Organizers - 2006
Lead Paint Prevention, Enforcement - City Corner Television segment - 2006

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  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort / Mass Tort, Employment
  • University of Kansas School of Law, 2004, JD
  • Knox College, 2001, BA, Political Science
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Lawyer's Association of St. Louis

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