Theodore A. Kardis Of Counsel




Tad Kardis has handled high-risk, high-stakes litigation for more than 25 years, primarily in Missouri and Kansas. He has experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit to appeal. Tad’s clients and peers rely on his substantial writing skills, which he brings to bear on the matters facing his clients. 

Tad’s natural curiosity and dedication to learning his clients’ industries have resulted in a broad range of litigation experience and versatility, as well as an appreciable enthusiasm for cross-examination of opposing experts. His practice includes a focus on professional liability, such as the defense of accountants and real estate professionals, as well as the trucking sector of the transportation industry. Propane fires and explosions, mold and construction litigation also are areas of interest. 

Tad credits endurance running with helping to maintain stamina and focus.

Areas of Focus

Professional Liability
Tad has defended a wide variety of professionals in liability matters, including accountants, engineers, insurance agents and brokers, lawyers, financial advisers and real estate professionals. Tad’s professional liability clients find him to be relatable, as well as thorough, efficient and respectful of their valuable time. 

Tad has represented clients ranging from international package delivery companies to family-owned trucking firms. He assists clients with navigating accident investigations and evidence preservation, and defends any litigation that results. 

Product liability
Clients frequently consult Tad for advice in avoiding potential problems. Tad is skilled at risk management, such as product recalls. When it comes to litigation, Tad has partnered with his clients to mount a successful defense, whether they are component part or assembly manufacturers, wholesalers or retailers.

Representative Matters

Wrote and argued numerous successful summary judgment and other dispositive motions in addition to oppositions to class certification.

Helped clients prevail at trial and on appeal, including matters at the Missouri Supreme Court (reversing a judgment granting a new trial), the Minnesota Court of Appeals (affirming a summary judgment in favor of a wholesale supplier of propane gas in an explosion case) and several matters in the Missouri Courts of Appeals.