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Spencer Fane LLP Expands Litigation Practice Group

Firm Welcomes Wale Akinmoladun to Litigation Team

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Wale Akinmoladun has joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Group as an Associate.

“We have been fortunate to experience an increased demand for our litigation services, and we are excited to welcome Wale to the firm to help us meet our clients’ needs in this area,” said Pat Whalen, Chair of Spencer Fane. “Wale is an excellent communicator and has demonstrated the capacity to handle complex litigations with efficiency and effectiveness.”

Wale focuses his practice on trial litigation in products liability and personal injury disputes. He often handles tort matters involving personal injury, premises liability, product liability and tortious interference litigation.

Wale’s experience includes successfully representing a major hotel chain against a wrongful death case alleging that a balcony was defective. Wale assisted in the negotiation of a favorable settlement, which required outlining a complex and thorough legal argument in a highly sensitive and emotional setting.

Wale’s experience also includes serving as second-chair in a federal jury trial that involved employment retaliation claims, resolving railroad transportation disputes in civil and administrative proceedings and defending clients in state and federal courts in consumer protection cases involving claims such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including railroad transportation, pet supply retail, weapons and engine manufacturing and religious institutions, among others.

Wale received his juris doctorate from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he was a staff member for the Urban Lawyer Law Journal and research assistant to the late Professor Patrick A. Randolph, Jr. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri-Columbia. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas and is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and Jackson County Bar Association. While at Lathrop & Gage LLP, Wale served three years as Chair for the firm’s Minority Attorney Association. In his spare time, Wale volunteers at the Upward Bound Program, a college preparatory program for potential first-generation college students and high school students from low-income families.