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Paul D. Anderson is a licensed attorney in the state of Missouri, practicing at The Klamann Law Firm. His practice focuses on sports-injury litigation, advocating for traumatic brain injury victims and Retired NFL Players’ rights. If you are a former athlete interested in discussing your rights, you can contact Paul D. Anderson here. In addition to his sports law practice, Paul also handles class actions, employment litigation and personal injury cases. Paul is an Adjunct Professor at UMKC School of Law where he teaches a course on concussion litigation.

Paul, Ken McClain, Andrew Schermerhorn and Dirk Vandever are litigating a variety of high-profile sports injury cases. Paul and his legal team recently settled the first ever individual brain-injury case against the NCAA, et al., for $1.2 million.

The following is a list of exemplary cases:

Derek Sheely, et al v. NCAA, et al.

Albert Lewis, et al v. Kansas City Chiefs

Neil Smith, et al v. Kansas City Chiefs

Zoey Belcher v. Kansas City Chiefs

Roy Green, et al v. St. Louis Football Cardinals

Paul graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. While in law school, he focused on Sports Law, Class Actions, Labor & Employment Law, and Business Litigation. He clerked with the law firm of Monaco, Sanders, Gotfredson, Racine and Barber, and interned with Senior U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith at the United States District Court of the Western District of Missouri prior to joining The Klamann Law Firm.

Paul excelled in all aspects of law school, receiving the highest grade in Torts, Legal Research and Writing I & II, Federal Taxation, Estates & Trusts, Professional Malpractice Litigation and Sports Law. He spent his final semester of law school interning at the Department of Labor, and devoted the remainder of his time covering the NFL concussion litigation.

Paul shares a passion for sports and the law. Primarily baseball, but since Major League Baseball is on the path of enjoying more than twenty years of labor peace and has fortunately, for the most part, remained out of the courtroom, Paul turned his attention to the current litigation battle heating up in football regarding concussions.

When Paul is not busy practicing law, you can find him cheering on his beloved St. Louis Cardinals or mountain biking and cycling.

Follow him on Twitter @PaulD_Anderson and feel free to email him with any questions at He is available for radio and TV appearances, as well as lecturing and consulting services.


  • SiriusXM NFL Radio Blitz
  • Hockey Night in Canada on Sirius/XM
  • Panelist at Arizona State’s College of Law’s 3rd Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Regularly appear on SportsBiz Today
  • Canadian Television (CTV)
  • KCTV5
  • Courts and Sports, WOKV 690 am
  • Lectured to graduate Sports Management class at Northwestern University
  • Presented at the Chicago Bar Ass’n Sports Lawyers Conference
  • Quoted by ESPN, The New York Times, USA Today, ABC News, Washington Times, Associate Press, The Washington Post, Sports Business Journal,,, The Hollywood Reporter, KC Star, Beaumont Enterprise, Clarion-Ledger and many more.
  • Profiled by The Pitch and Slate’s Hang up and Listen

Paul’s work is frequently cited by the national media, and he’s been considered the “go-to guy” on the concussion litigation. You can read more of his work at the Concussion Litigation Reporter.

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8 Responses leave one →
  1. Jim Wordes permalink
    April 20, 2012

    Hey Paul,

    You’re an amazing resource regarding information about the NFL concussion lawsuits.
    I wanted to pass along that it seems that one of the early plaintiffs in the concussion case, Ray Easterling has passed away.

    Thanks for your great work!
    Jim Wordes

  2. April 20, 2012


    I sent you an email about a coalition my firm is creating to help bring awareness to concussion treatment.

    We are working very closely with the NFLPA on this coalition and are trying to build support in all areas. With your site being extremely reputable on the latest lawsuits, I feel you would be an excellent resource in helping spread the word. Please feel free to contact me directly on my office line 612-349-5273.

  3. Leah Judge permalink
    May 22, 2012

    Hey there,

    I just wanted to thank you for creating such an incredible resource. I’m currently researching section 301 preemption for my labor law professor and you’re one of my go-to sources in the sports world. Really, I can’t thank you enough.



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