Abby E. McClellan

Kansas City - Associate | 816-714-7123 (Direct) |

Abby is part of the firm’s mass tort practice and represents individuals harmed by dangerous drugs and devices. Currently Abby, a member of the firm’s litigation team, is advocating for clients in some very well-publicized cases including Risperdal, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and Taxotere. In November 2016, a United States Judge appointed Abby to a leadership role as a member of the Taxotere Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.

Abby brings compassion and a unique perspective to her legal practice. Prior to earning her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, she taught Elementary Special Education in Fort Madison, Iowa. While obtaining her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Drury University, summa cum laude, Abby became interested in how laws impacted her field of education. While she relished teaching, ultimately she followed her new passion – law.  Today, Abby uses her skillset as an educator when she is working with clients explaining complicated legal and medical matters, and she’s pleased she made the move from the classroom to the courtroom.

Her teaching background proves to be useful in her volunteer work. When she’s not assisting clients, Abby tutors at Operation Breakthrough, a large nonprofit daycare for the working poor in Kansas City, as part of Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP).   She helps students excel in core education areas and serves as a role model to young children who benefit from the experience of positive role models.

Abby enjoys traveling and has been fortunate to study International Law at Regents College in London and with the UMKC School of Law Ireland Program.


Current Cases:

Prescription Drug Litigation. Abby is part of the litigation team representing individuals experiencing harmful side effects from the prescription medications Risperdal, Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Taxotere. 

In November 2016, a United States Judge appointed Abby to a leadership role as a member of the Taxotere Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2016

Missouri, 2013


University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law, J.D., 2013

Honors: Dean's List; CALI award for highest grade in Civil Procedure

Drury University, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 2008


Pi Beta Phi Alumni Club - Member

P.E.O. Women’s Organization - Member

Nelson Atkins Museum 'Party Arty' - Committee Member, 2016


Professional Organizations

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) -  Member

Tutor at Operation Breakthrough for Lawyer's Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP)

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation Annual Liberty & Justice Gala Committee -  Member

Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) -  Member

Lawyers Association of Kansas City (LAKC) -  Member

Missouri Bar - Member

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Young Alum - Council Member

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