Douglass F.  Noland

Noland Law Firm, LLC
Noland Law Firm, LLC
34 Westwoods Dr, Liberty, MO 64068 United States

Attorney – Liberty, Missouri

Douglass F. Noland is a lifelong resident of Clay County, Missouri. He graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas. Douglass is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in Missouri and Kansas, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy at UMKC School of Law, and was an Adjunct Professor at William Jewell College. Douglass served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Clay County and was the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. He has also served as a Special Prosecuting Attorney. He received the Clay County Bar Association Distinguished Attorney Award in 2008.

Douglass is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a member of the Million Dollar Advocacy Forum, the Missouri Bar Board of Governors, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Board of Governors, and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Douglass was awarded Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2015 Influential Appellate Advocate.

Areas of Practice

Auto Dealer Fraud

Bad Faith Insurance

Medical Malpractice

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Personal Injury

Premises Liability

Products Liability

Slip and Fall

Workers' Compensation Law

Wrongful Death

Certified Legal Specialties

Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court District of Kansas

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri


William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, USA


Douglass F. Noland Published Works

"Section 1983, Sword and Shield: Civil Rights Violations, The Liability of State and Local Government" (Contributing Author), America Bar Association Press, 1983

Undermining Municipal and State Initiative in an Era of Crisis and Uncertainty (Co-Author), 11 Urban Lawyer , Fall, 1979

The Missouri Merchandising Remedies for Consumer , Journal of the Missouri Bar, July-August, 2013

Missouri Supreme Court Holds Punitive Damages Cap On Common Law Claims Unconstitutional

Representative Cases

Denault vs. Denault, 637 SW2d 363 (Mo. App. W.D. 1982)

Martin vs. Martin, 866 SW2d 513 (Mo. App. W.D. 1993)

Pierce vs. State, Dept. of Social Services, 969 S.W.2d 814 (Mo. App. W.D. 1998)

Randel vs. McClanahan, 760 S.W.2d 607(Mo. App. W.D. 1988)

Rose vs. City of Riverside, 827 S.W.2d 737 (Mo. App. W.D. 1992)

State ex rel Western Missouri Mental Health Center vs. Randall, 791 S.W.2d 473 (Mo. App. W.D. 1990)

Carr vs. North Kansas City Beverage Co. 49 S.W.3d 205 (Mo. App. W.D. 2001)

Clark vs. Fitzpatrick, 801 S.W.2d 426 (Mo. App. W.D. 1990)

Ryan vs. Parker, 812 S.W.2d 190 (Mo. App. W.D. 1991)

King vs. King, 762 S.W.2d 544 (Mo. App. W.D. 1989)

Havel vs. Diebler, 836 S.W.2d. 501 (Mo. App. W.D. 199)

Bishop vs. Cummines, 870 S.W.2d. 922 (Mo. App. W.D. 1994)

Ray vs. Ray, 877 S.W.2d 648 (Mo. App. W.D. 1994)

Fielder v. Gittings, 311 S.W.3d 280 (Mo. App. W.D. 2010)

Estate of Overhey v. Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North, LLC, 361 S.W.3d 364 (Mo. 2012)

Heckadon v. CFS Enterprises, Inc. S.W.3d, 2013 WL 1110690 (Mo. App. W.D. 2013)


Adjunct Professor, Business Law, William Jewell College

Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Trial Advocacy

Honors and Awards

Fellow, National College of Trial Advocacy

Million Dollar Advocacy Forum

Multi-Million Dollar Advocacy Forum

Missouri Lawyer's Week Influential Appellate Advocate

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Clay County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors

The Clay County Bar Association, Vice President

The Clay County Bar Association, President

The Clay County Bar Foundation, President

The Missouri Bar, Young Lawyers Section Council

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member

National Board of Trial Advocacy, State Coordinator

Million Dollar Advocacy Forum

Multi-Million Dollar Advocacy Forum

Past Employment Positions

Clay County, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Clay County, First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Liberty, Missouri, City Prosecutor

Clay County Election Board, Attorney

Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission, Member

Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission, Member

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