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Bruce Keplinger

Bruce Keplinger is a founding member of Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder, L.L.C. practicing all types of civil litigation, but specializes in professional malpractice defense.  Mr. Keplinger also works as an arbitrator and mediator in addition to his representation of litigants.


Mr. Keplinger is a seasoned trial attorney, with over 130 jury trials with a success rate of over 90%.  He has handled a wide range of professional negligence claims involving physicians, hospitals and attorneys.  

Bruce graduated with highest distinction from the University of Kansas in 1974 and received his law degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University in 1977. Mr. Keplinger is Past-President of the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, has been listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 1992, has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law since 1990, as well as in Who’s Who in America.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Keplinger has been listed in “Best Lawyers in Kansas City” in the Kansas City Magazine, Super Lawyers, and Ingram’s. Mr. Keplinger is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

He was recently elected to the International Society of Barristers.He is admitted to all state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri as well as admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.Bruce’s hobbies are golf, history, reading, and watching his children’s various activities. Bruce and his wife, Carol, along with their children, are active in local golf, tennis, swimming and diving programs.

Education and Experience

B.S. University of Kansas in 1974
J.D. Southern Methodist University, cum laude, 1977
Licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri

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