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Doug Weems


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T 816.292.8264
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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.


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


  • Rated “AV-Preeminent” from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2007-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2023

Contact Doug Weems at 816.292.8264 or dweems@spencerfane.com.