Doug Weems

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Doug Weems has been involved in a wide variety of business litigation matters. Doug has represented a national health insurance company in a wide variety of employee benefits, contract, antitrust, and general litigation. Doug also has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, especially covenants not-to-compete and trade secrets litigation. He has been involved in over thirty preliminary injunction hearings.

For example, Doug recently obtained a preliminary injunction enforcing covenants not to compete signed by several managerial and sales level employees who left their former employer and set up a competing company. Doug has extensive experience in handling class actions, including recent representation of a client in four separate class actions in Missouri and Kansas. Doug is a frequent author and speaker on covenants not to compete and trade secrets.

Doug has also been involved in a wide variety of other business litigation matters, including contract, construction, real estate, and bankruptcy disputes and litigation. Doug has handled a number of mechanics’ lien matters, including two reported appellate decisions.



  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Nebraska

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1991
  • Missouri, 1990

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2007-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2024

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association