Scott D. Kaiser

Adjunct Faculty
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Scott is a trial lawyer and partner in Kansas City firm Shook Hardy & Bacon’s class action and complex litigation practice. He defends foreign and domestic companies in high-exposure product liability and consumer fraud cases and has experience defending cases in a variety of industries, involving products ranging from vacuums to Teflon-coated cookware to Class III medical devices. Scott has an average of four trials per year. He is principal author of the Missouri and Kansas Class Action Law blog, which is dedicated to discussing national developments in class actions and complex litigation with an emphasis on the Midwest.

Courses Taught:
  • Product Liability


J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2003; B.A., University of Kansas, 2000.

Selected Publications

Scott Kaiser and Annika Martin (Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein), Predominance in Motions to Strike or Dismiss Class Allegations: Navigating Burden of Proof, Standard of Review and Procedural Issues When Pursuing or Opposing Early Motions (August 6, 2014).

Scott Kaiser, Jennifer Blues (Kenyon) and Lindsey Heinz, Strategies for Moving to Strike Class Allegations, Law360, September 4, 2012. 

Scott Kaiser and Dana L. Strueby, Missouri, Class Action Compendium, DRI Defense Library Series 2011.

William Sampson and Scott Kaiser, Climate Change Litigation—How Soon Is Now?, Product Liability Defence 2011. 

Scott Kaiser, Hoosier State Gets Its First MDA Preemption Decision, Drug and Device Law Blog, January 28, 2011.