Areas of Practice:

  • Business
  • Construction & Design
  • Insurance – Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance – Coverage
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability

Licensed In:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Angela M. Clark


Angela Clark has an active and successful litigation practice with more than 20 years of experience as trusted advisor and advocate for corporate clients, with a targeted emphasis on insurance coverage and bad faith extra-contractual claims. The law of insurance coverage and bad faith is constantly evolving, and Angela has considerable experience recognizing the bad faith setup, helping insurers avoid it, and managing high-stakes, multimillion dollar exposures in Missouri and Kansas. She has testified as an expert in Missouri insurance law before the Missouri House of Representatives in two legislative sessions, working to secure reforms to Missouri insurance laws.

Angela has substantial trial and appellate experience at both the state and federal levels. Her extensive experience extends to a wide range of general civil trial practice, including commercial litigation, product liability, professional liability, and employment law. She has been trusted to act as regional and national counsel for sophisticated business clients. She not only understands the law, she has helped to shape it, through appellate victories and relationships with legislators to advance legislative reforms. Having begun her career at two of the largest and most successful international law firms, she was trained to handle high-profile, complex litigation for Fortune 100 companies, and now brings that experience and insight to obtain first-class results for our clients in a more cost-effective and efficient environment.

Angela frequently speaks and publishes on matters of concern to our clients, and is active in leadership roles in trade and professional associations.


University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, J.D. with distinction, top 3%

  • Literary Editor, UMKC Law Review
  • Editorial Associate, The Urban Lawyer
  • Moot Court Executive Board 2001 – 2002
  • Judge David & Hope Cavanaugh Full-tuition Academic Scholarship
  • West Publishing Award for Law Review Comment

Clemson University, B.A.

  • Major in English Summa Cum Laude

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Professional Practice

  • Partner, Wallace Saunders
  • Member & Associate, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Associate, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP (now Dentons)


Professional Licensure

  • Missouri; United States District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri
  • Kansas; United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court


Professional Accomplishments

Reported and Otherwise Notable Cases

    • Safeco Ins. Co. of Am. v. Yount, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205225, Case No. 4:19-cv-00890-MTS (E.D. Mo. Nov. 3, 2020)
    • Safeco Ins. Co. of Am. v. Schweitzer, 372 F. Supp. 3d 884 (W.D. Mo. 2019)(judgment); see also No. 3:18-05059-CV-RK, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64783, 2019 WL 1646408 (W.D. Mo. Apr. 16, 2019)(memorandum and order)
    • Safeco Ins. Co. of Am. v. Laubinger, No. 4:18CV1237 HEA, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68510, 2019 WL 1773146 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 23, 2019)
    • Thomas Farms, Ltd. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., No. 1:18CV00196 AGF, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18744, 2019 WL 460503 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 6, 2019)
    • Smith v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 15032 (10th Cir. Aug. 14, 2017)
    • Wise v. Savers Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 485 S.W.3d 363 (Mo. App. S.D. 2016)
    • Smith v. Great Am. Assurance Co., 436 S.W.3d 700, 702 (Mo. App. S.D. 2014)

Selected Presentations

      • The Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance – Restatement or Recreation?, ALFA International Insurance Roundtable (Nashville, TN June 2019)
      • All-Star Writing for the Claims Professional, ALFA International Employment Practices and Liability Insurance Conference (New York, NY June 2018)
      • Testimony regarding the legislative and case law history of Mo. Rev. Stat. § 379.200, Missouri’s equitable garnishment action, before the Missouri House Committee on Insurance Policy, in support of bills to reform Missouri insurance law (Feb. 2017 and Jan. 2018)
      • Enforcement of Letters of Intent and the Duty to Negotiate in Good Faith, Commercial Litigation Committee Meeting, DRI Annual Meeting (Oct. 2014)

Selected Publications

    • ALFA International Insurance Law Compendium (co-author, Missouri and Kansas Chapters), (summer 2021)
    • Blog Series – the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, (summer 2019)
    • “A Possible Perfect Storm: The Reanimated Innovator Liability Theory,” For the Defense, Defense Research Institute (April 2018).
    • FDCC Insurance Desk Reference (co-author, Missouri and Kansas Chapters), Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (2017).
    • Rescission: A North American Compendium (co-author, Kansas Chapter), DRI Defense Library Series (2017)
    • Long-Arm Jurisdiction In Missouri And Beyond: Parts 1 and 2, (Feb. 2017)
    • Writing a Reservation of Rights: A North American Compendium (Kansas Chapter), DRI Defense Library Series (2014)
    • Contributing commentator, “Lawyers React to High Court’s Generic-Drug Liability Ruling,” commenting on the Court’s decision in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. Inc. v. Bartlett. Law360, Lexis/Nexis (June 2013)
    • Developments in Kansas Product Liability Law, Product Liability Compendium, ALFA International (2010)
    • Severance and Removal of Claims, ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section Newsletter (Summer 2010)
    • Responding to Employee Requests for Modification of the Workplace: Do You Have to Give the People What They Want? KANSAS CITY BUSINESS JOURNAL, Law Day Special Supplement (May 6, 2005)
    • Comment, “Else We Are Condemned to Go from Darkness to Darkness”: Victims of Gender-Based War Crimes and the Need for Civil Redress by U.S. Courts, 70 UMKC LAW REVIEW 677 (Spring 2002)
    • Note, Do Unto Thy Neighbor: In Support of a Conditional Privilege to Warn Neighbors of a Suspected Child Molester after Schmitz v. Aston, 69 UMKC LAW REVIEW 471 (Winter 2000)

Angela was selected to the 2022 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers lists.

Civic Activities

Kansas Bar Association

  • President, Insurance Law Section

Defense Research Institute

  • Insurance Law Committee
  • Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • Commercial Litigation Committee

Missouri Bar Association

  • Insurance Law Committee
  • Business Law Committee
  • Women in the Profession Committee

Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Volunteer Attorney Project of Kansas City, providing pro bono legal services


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