David R. Morantz named Kansas Association for Justice legislative chairman

DAVID R. MORANTZ NAMED KANSAS ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE LEGISLATIVE CHAIR Topeka, Kan.—The Kansas Association for Justice (KsAJ) announces David R. Morantz, Overland Park, Kan., has been selected by his peers to serve as KsAJ’s 2013-14 Legislative Chair. The Kansas Association for Justice is a statewide, not-for-profit professional association which champions individual and corporate responsibility and accountability, the right to trial by jury, independence of the judiciary and high standards of ethics. KsAJ’s members hold those who injure others accountable for their actions. Morantz is an associate member of Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman law firm in Kansas City, Mo. Since 2005, Morantz has practiced law in the Kansas City, focusing his practice on medical negligence and products liability litigation. He has been a member of KsAJ for eight years. Morantz earned his undergraduate degree in journalism from the William Allen White School of Journalism at The University of Kansas and his juris doctor from The University of Kansas School of Law. Prior to entering law school, Morantz worked as a newspaper reporter for The Associated Press and the Omaha World-Herald. As Legislative Co-Chair, Morantz is responsible for evaluating legislation that affects the practices of trial lawyers, monitoring key issues including independence of the judiciary; the right to trial by jury; fair process of law for all parties to a dispute, and access to the courts; and establishing legislative priorities by reviewing bills and testimony, developing policy positions, and approving strategies for advancing KsAJ’s positions at the Statehouse. KsAJ serves Kansas trial lawyers through continuing legal education, public affairs initiatives, and legislative advocacy. For more information, contact the Kansas Association for Justice at (785) 232-7756 or info@ksaj.org, or visit www.ksaj.org.

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