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Landon W. Magnusson


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Landon Magnusson is a uniquely experienced appellate advocate. After graduating from law school, Landon honed his skills under the tutelage of appellate judges during clerkships on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Missouri. Since then, he has taken on and won a number of appeals in both federal and state appellate courts. Landon excels in carefully breaking down the complicated law and facts of his cases and then presenting clear and simple resolutions to both judges and clients.  


​Although he focuses his practice on appeals and bet-the-farm motions, Landon also takes on a large variety of complex litigation, from tort and contract matters to banking and construction cases. Examples in the past include cases where he has served as lead or co-counsel in matters ranging from failed construction projects and botched cattle sales, to mass tort and First Amendment claims. Landon does not walk away from the hard stuff. 


On days when Landon is not serving his clients, he spends his time taking his three little children to the zoo, refining his skills in proper lawn care, catching up on the latest French political scandals, and discovering his next favorite indie rock band. 

- Appeals Practice                 - Contract Issues

- Civil Litigation                   - Banking

- Habeas Corpus                   - Construction

- Tort Issues



  • LL.M., École de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), 2011

  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2010

  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 2007



  • Missouri

  • Kansas

  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits

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


  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association - Treasurer

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association - Appellate Practice Committee Chair

  • BYU Alumni Association - Kansas City Chapter Board Member

  • Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce - Board Member

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

  • Missouri Bar Association - Appellate Practice Committee



  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2021)

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyer (2020) 

  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame (2018, 2019, 2020)

  • KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy graduate (2018) 

  • John S. Welch Award for Outstanding Legal Writing (2010) 

  • BYU Faculty Award for Meritorious Contribution and Distinguished Service (2010) 

  • BYU Law Review—Senior Symposium Editor (2008–10) 

  • BYU Journal of Public Law—Managing Editor of Submissions (2009–10) 

  • Jessup International Moot Court Team, 2010 Brief Award, 2009 Super-regional Quarter-finalist 


  • Saying it Right: Effective Oral Advocacy for Motions & Appeals, KCMBA CLE by the Hour (Webinar, June 14 & July 28, 2021)

  • Appeals with a Little Help from Your Friends, KCMBA David Prager Appellate Institute (Kansas City, May 21, 2021)

  • Preservation of Error–The First Step to Winning Your Appeal, KCMBA David Prager Appellate Institute (Kansas City, Sept. 3, 2020)

  • Writing it Right: Drafting a Winning Brief on Appeal, KCMBA CLE by the Hour (Overland Park, KS & Kansas City, MO June 21 & 28, 2019)

  • Appellate Oral Argument Demonstration and Discussion, KCMBA David Prager Appellate Institute (Kansas City, May 9, 2018) 

  • Embedded Appellate Counsel at Trial: The Third Chair, KCMBA David Prager Appellate Institute (Kansas City, June 16, 2017) 


  • Chapter 2: Scope of Typical Clauses, Construction Change Order Claims (3d ed. 2018) (with Richard D. Rhyne & Josh D. Powers)


Landon W. Magnusson
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