Ari Rodopoulos - Peddicord & Townsend LLC
Peddicord & Townsend LLC 816-842-3200
1517 Oak Street Kansas City,, MO64108
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Ari Rodopoulos Attorney

Ari Rodopoulos is a well-rounded and experienced trial attorney with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to think “outside the box” to achieve positive results for his clients. Ari focuses on representing those who have been injured, harmed, or taken advantage of by others. He is an advocate for individuals who have sustained economic or personal injuries. He has also represented large corporate defendants and their insurance companies, and he draws on this experience to help his clients maximize their recoveries.

Ari is well-versed in the areas of wrongful death, automobile and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, business litigation, and consumer protection. Ari has also been appointed to serve as class counsel in multiple state and federal class actions.

While away from the office, Ari spends time with his family and enjoys sports and the outdoors and can regularly be found playing soccer, golf, biking, or kayaking. Ari also is the founder and director of Blue Springs Soccer Academy, www.bluesprings.soccer, which is a youth competitive soccer program for aspiring players in Blue Springs, Missouri and surrounding areas.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2019

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Consumer Protection: Plaintiff
  • 10% Class Action: Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Law – Kansas City, Missouri

  • J.D., magna cum laude, May 2006

Rockhurst University – Kansas City, Missouri

  • B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, December 2002

Santa Clara University – Santa Clara, California

  • 1997-2000

Notable Experience

  • Served as first and second chair trial counsel in multiple trials in state and federal courts
  • Obtained plaintiff’s verdict and $1.8M total judgment in complicated civil rights and wrongful death action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Appointed to serve as class counsel in multiple state and federal class actions
  • Appointed as class counsel in $7.5M TCPA class settlement
  • Successfully briefed and argued appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the New York Appellate Division

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association

Past Employment

  • Shook, Hardy, & Bacon, LLP – 2006-2010 (represented corporate defendants in personal injury, product liability, and business litigation)
  • Humphrey, Farrington, & McClain, P.C. – 2010-2012 (represented plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice litigation)
  • Wood Law Firm, LLC – 2012-2019 (represented mix of plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, class action, consumer protection, and criminal litigation)