Mandy J. Kamykowski

Managing Partner

Mandy is first and foremost a trial lawyer, a dying breed in world dominated by “litigation practice groups.” However, Mandy knows being a defense lawyer requires more than zealously advocating for her clients in the courtroom. From the moment of their first contact, she assumes the equally important role of counselor, taking time to focus on the emotional toll that being named in a lawsuit can take on any defendant. It is important to Mandy that her clients understand the litigation process and are as involved in their representation as they wish to be. She is always available for client questions or concerns and believes strongly that responsiveness is an obligation she owes to every client. Mandy makes it a point to develop a personal relationship with each client so they feel they are a part of a team and not just a defendant in a lawsuit.

Mandy’s trial experience has focused on professional liability claims. She is grateful to have clients who have entrusted her with defending numerous cases to trial, including multiple birth injury cases seeking damages in excess of $20,000,000. Having practiced throughout the States of Missouri and Illinois for almost two decades, Mandy prides herself in having earned a reputation within the bench and bar as an honest, hard-working advocate for her clients who upholds the rule of law while practicing with the utmost professionalism.

Because every client has a different outlook on what a “successful” resolution of a claim or lawsuit may be, Mandy has honed the skills needed to be effective outside the courtroom as well. She has participated in hundreds of mediations and direct settlement negotiations, using creativity in her approach to resolving claims and lawsuits to the satisfaction of her clients.

Whether the goal is early resolution of a claim or aggressively defending a case to a jury verdict at trial, Mandy’s experience and KGT’s resources serve clients with excellent, cost-effective legal services.

Outside the office, Mandy can be found reading cookbooks or food blogs planning her next family meal, watching her children play sports, or working to close the activity rings on her Apple watch. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs.

Education:

  • J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, with Health Law Certificate, 2002

  • B.S., Creighton University, 1999

Bar Admissions:

Professional Memberships

Member Lawyers Association of St. Louis Executive Board

2019 – Present

DRI Law Practice Management Committee Member

2019 – Present

Certified Litigation Management Professional

2019 – Present

Member Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

2019 – Present

Chair of Young Lawyers’ Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis BAMSL

2011 – 2012

Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Council Member

2007 – 2011

Our Little Haven Board of Trustees Trustee

2009 – Present

Awards & Recognition

Missouri's Lawyer Media Power List - Healthcare Attorney

2021

America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators

2020

Recognized as a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer

2019 – Present

Recipient Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly Up and Coming Law Firm Leader Award

2015

Recognized as a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer Rising Star

2011 – 2017

Recipient Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Young Lawyers’ Division Award of Merit

2006-2007 : 2009-2010 : 2010-2011

Recipient Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Council Outstanding Service Award

2009 – 2010

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