Graves Garrett adds Bodamer as senior counsel

Graves Garrett LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Bodamer as senior counsel. He brings to the firm nearly four decades of legal experience prosecuting and defending claims in a wide variety of complex litigation matters.

Bodamer earned a well-regarded reputation in the local, regional, and national legal communities as a highly influential partner at both Shook Hardy & Bacon and Stinson prior to joining Graves Garrett. He developed a strong track record of success in litigation involving software disputes, alleged consumer protection violations and other business torts, insurance, antitrust, intellectual property, products liability, and employment actions.

“I’m honored to join a firm with such a distinguished group of attorneys who approach their legal work with the highest level of integrity,” Bodamer said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to join such a respected Kansas City firm with a proven track record of success for their clients.”

Bodamer has first-chaired more than 30 trials to verdict in federal and state courts throughout the country, and his legal work has regularly garnered local and national awards and distinctions. He was honored as a Legal Champion by Missouri Lawyers Media after obtaining a defense verdict at the conclusion of a two-week jury trial in a deceptive trade practices class action arising out of the retail sale of motor fuel. He has also earned an AV Preeminent distinction from Martindale-Hubbell through exemplary peer review.

“Brad is a top-level attorney in the city, and we’re fortunate to have him become a part of the team,” said Nathan Garrett, partner at Graves Garrett. “Our firm continues to enhance its bench on commercial litigation and class action lawsuits, and this reinforces our commitment to handling high-level matters on a national level.”

Bodamer completed his undergraduate studies at Missouri State University and later earned his legal degree from the University of Missouri. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk for Judge Andrew Jackson Higgins of the Missouri Supreme Court.

In addition to his legal practice, Bodamer serves on the board of directors for the Kansas City Friends of the Zoo and recently rolled off the board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City after serving nine years.