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Angela L. Angotti

Angela L. Angotti


Angela Angotti is a trial attorney with extensive experience in defense of high-exposure catastrophic injury product liability litigation. With nearly 15 years of experience in civil litigation and a decade handling product liability defense, Angela has extensive trial experience where she has tried cases to bench (40+) and jury (12+) verdicts in state and federal courts, including multiple defense jury verdicts in federal court. 

Angela makes it a priority to develop strategies to resolve cases in her client's best interest. She has been involved in all phases of litigation, from initial discovery through trial and appeal. She has defended railroads against allegations by employees alleging harm from defectively designed locomotive seats, as well as faulty design allegations involving track switches, specialized tools for locomotive and railcar repair, and track maintenance. 

Angela combines an incisive understanding of the science, mechanics, and design of the products she is defending with the ability to translate complex topics in plain language for judges and juries. Her litigation experience includes selecting and developing experts on issues of causation, future medical expenses, non-economic damages and future lost wages, and she has extensive experience in deposing plaintiffs, prescribing physicians, treating physicians, epidemiologists and medical and causation experts. Angela has also defended clients in consumer protection, premises liability and catastrophic personal injury matters and has briefed and argued appellate matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Outside of the office, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and riding and competing with her horse. She also enjoys working on her passion project as the co-host and producer of a pop culture legal podcast that aims to increase the legal literacy of everyday people. It has drawn more than two million downloads.


Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2008
  • Missouri, 2009
  • Texas, 2019

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2008

    Class President, 2008

    Women in Law, Secretary, 2007

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, B.A., 2005

    Majors: Political Science and Philosophy

    Jackson County Missouri District Attorney, Victim’s Advocate


Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute
    • Austin Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • San Antonio Bar Association
    • Italian American Bar Association 


    • Litigation Counsel of America
      —Senior Fellow
    • UMKC Alumni Award
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Rising Stars, 2013 – 2018


Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • Eastern District of Texas "Top 5 Things In-House Counsel Need to Know About Batteries in Medical Devices," Co-Presenter, Webinar, October 2022
  • “Railroad Data for Defense Counsel,” Presenter, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • “Social Networks & Litigation,” Presenter, Association of American Railroads
  • “Preservation of Electronic Evidence,” Presenter, Foremost Insurance Group
  • “The Psychology of Storytelling,” Presenter, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel