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Anthony “Tony” F. Rupp


Kansas City

32 Corporate Woods
9225 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 600
Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

T: 913.253.2127
F: 866.889.9276

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Tony Rupp is the partner-in-charge of the Kansas City office. He is a trial attorney whose practice includes representation of universities, corporations, hospitals, municipalities, and trucking companies. Tony joined the firm in 2013 after practicing at Shughart Thomson & Kilroy and Polsinelli, P.C.

Mr. Rupp’s efforts were recognized in 2008 by the Johnson County Bar Association, which named him the third recipient of the Honorable Earl E. O’Connor Civility Award recognizing professionalism, honor, integrity, preparation, and advocacy.

Based on his work on behalf of municipalities he was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2020 Municipal Law "Lawyer of the Year," the 2018 Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” the 2013, 2016, and 2019 Litigation – Municipal “Lawyer of the Year," and the 2017 Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” all for Kansas City, Kansas. Mr. Rupp enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers and is listed in Chambers USA as a leading general commercial litigation attorney in the United States. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list and The Best Lawyers in America© for the areas of commercial litigation and other categories as well.


  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 1983)
    magna cum laude; Assistant Editor - Creighton Law Review
  • Creighton University (BA, 1979)
    cum laude


  • Kansas (1983)
  • Missouri (1989)
Community Involvement
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors
    • Co-Chair, Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
Relevant Experience

Prosecuted and defended corporations and executives in trade secrets cases in multiple jurisdictions.

Defended class action lawsuits, including cases under state and federal antitrust laws.

Represented corporations and individuals in fiduciary duty and other shareholder lawsuits.

Defended doctors, attorneys, accountants and other professionals in litigation in Kansas and Missouri.

Tried multiple jury and court trials in state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri. Argued appeals in Kansas and Missouri and in the federal courts. Extensive experience in arbitration and mediation. Law clerk to the Hon. Dale Saffels, U.S. District Court, Kansas, 1983-85 Polsinelli, P.C. (previously Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C.) 1985-2013, becoming a partner in 1990

Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2013, 2016, and 2019 Kansas City, Kansas Litigation - Municipal "Lawyer of the Year," 2017 Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Kansas City, Kansas "Lawyer of the Year," 2018 Kansas City, Kansas Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” and 2020 Municipal Law Kansas City, Kansas "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Municipal, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Municipal Law, and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2007-2021
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List, 2005-2018 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Identified by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the United States for Litigation: General Commercial, 2007-2020
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association , Charitable Foundation, Fellow; Charitable Foundation, Former Trustee; The Earl E. O'Connor Civility Award Recipient (2008)
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel , Former President; William Kahrs Distinguished Service Award (KADC’s highest award)
  • Defense Research Institute, Member; Former Kansas State Representative
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association


  • How to (Ethically) Improve Your Negotiating Style (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Corporate Counsel Series: Ethics 2020)


  • All the Ethics News That’ll Fit in 50 Minutes (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Ethics Seminar for Corporate Counsel)
  • Current Issues in Health Care Litigation (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Kansas City Health Law Institute)



  • Eighth Circuit Survey, Criminal Law
    -Creighton Law Review 893