Anthony Martinez

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Grand Boulevard 2555
Kansas City 64108 MO US

Anthony Martinez focuses on environmental and toxic tort litigation. His litigation experience has been broad, ranging from the defense of Fortune 500 corporations in nuisance actions to challenging federal regulatory actions in court. Anthony’s work involves many facets of litigation, including:

  • discovery management;
  • depositions;
  • corporate witness preparation;
  • expert witness development in various fields;
  • pre-trial motions and preparation;
  • dispositive motion preparation;
  • appellate practice;
  • dispute resolution proceedings; and
  • trial practice, including examination of witnesses.

Anthony is also committed to pro bono work. He is currently a guardian ad litem and works with Rule 13-certified students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law to represent children involved in protection order hearings.

Anthony also currently represents clients in guardianship and adoption proceedings. In addition, Anthony has represented parents who have had their parental rights limited by the Children’s Division of Missouri Social Services.

He regularly attends court hearings, negotiates with the Children’s Division, and advises the court to achieve the maximum amount of visitation and eventual unification of the parent and child. Anthony also enjoys helping his community by providing legal counsel to those who lack access.

For example, he assisted in the creation and implementation of a free legal seminar for artists and entrepreneurs who would ordinarily not be able to afford vital legal services.

Representative Matters:

  • Anthony has regularly litigated toxic tort exposure cases involving constituents such as metalworking fluids, formaldehyde, woodworking constituents, asbestos, benzene and sulfur. Currently, Anthony is litigating a case involving alleged exposure to radiation.
  • He has been involved in every aspect of the litigation, including developing expert testimony regarding medical causation, source term, air modeling and dose reconstruction.  Anthony is also actively litigating several cases throughout the U.S. involving alleged contamination and exposure to PFOA and PFAS.
  • Through this practice, Anthony has gained knowledge in OSHA regulations as well as NIOSH and ACGIH exposure limits and history. Further, Anthony has developed expert and company witness testimony regarding the sufficiency of the MSDS or SDSs for products supplied or manufactured by clients.
  • For example, Anthony has been part of a trial team that successfully defended a $36.5 million wrongful death and premises liability suit on behalf of a utility company whose power plants had asbestos-insulated pipes dating back to the 1950s.
  • He prepared direct and cross-examination outlines, opening and closing statement outlines, prepared the defense’s sole expert witness and one of two corporate witnesses for trial. Anthony also worked on a mass toxic tort action by hundreds of employees of a closed muffler plant involving alleged occupational exposure to formaldehyde.
  • He was involved in all facets of the litigation, including preparing experts and corporate representatives regarding the chemistry of  the product, potential  exposure in the plant, and compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Arkansas, 2009
  • B.S.B.A., University of Arkansas, 2006 (Economics)

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Community Involvement:

  • Show Me KC Schools – Board Member


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