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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2012, Michigan Journal of International Law, contributing editor, 2010-2012
    • Graduate Certificate, New College, University of Oxford, 2009, International Human Rights Law Summer Programme
    • M.A., The George Washington University, 2007
    • B.A., magna cum laude, The George Washington University, 2005, Political Communication with Department Honors
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2014
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2014
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2014
Phillip Zeeck helps resolve clients’ disputes through alternative dispute resolution, summary judgment, trial, and appeal. He represents clients in health care, finance, telecommunications, and other industries in a range of disputes including contracts, torts, intellectual property, real estate, and antitrust. He practices regularly in state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas.

Phil joined Polsinelli after clerking for the Hon. Patricia Breckenridge of the Missouri Supreme Court. In law school, he was a contributing editor on the Michigan Journal of International Law and served as the University of Michigan’s Student General Counsel. Before that, Phil managed media commitments and a diverse client portfolio at a Washington, DC business consulting firm led by former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen.
  • Successfully obtained six-figure damages award and injunctive relief for prison inmate in civil rights case. This representation included dispositive motion drafting and argument, depositions, trial preparation, witness examination and closing argument at trial, and drafting appellate briefs.
  • Prepared and produced witnesses for deposition on behalf of financial services client in matter exposing client to over $1 million liability risk. The matter settled without the client incurring any liability.
  • Represented portfolio of commercial real estate owners in various lease dispute matters by drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, and managing settlement negotiations.
  • Successfully resolved several federal cases on behalf of credit reporting agency alleging claims for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
  • Successfully challenged initiative petition seeking to terminate a series of large public real estate and development contracts involving tax increment financing.
  • Participated in client service team representing a commercial real estate data company in a highly publicized lawsuit brought by a publicly traded company in the Western District of Missouri. This representation included defending the client against claims of copyright infringement, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and unfair competition and asserting counterclaims for violations of US antitrust laws. This case has been reported on by The Wall Street Journal and numerous legal and industry publications.
  • Key member of client service team representing health care company against tort claims in federal class action and state mass action cases arising out of allegedly unnecessary medical procedures. This representation included identifying trial exhibits, drafting dispositive motions briefs, and corresponding with opposing counsel on discovery disputes. Cases were resolved favorably to client.
  • Assisted in representing credit life insurance carrier in consumer class action against claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Brought and resolved numerous breach of contract cases on behalf of an education marketing company.
  • Negotiated successful settlement agreement to protect family member’s right to estate assets.
text icon Publications & Presentations
Commencing an Action: Kansas
Practical Law
Co-Authored by Jason L. Bush and Phillip J. R. Zeeck
Published May 11, 2015
Subscription Only
May 11, 2015
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Judicial Admissions and Judicial Notice, Sources of Proof
The Missouri Bar (5th ed.)
2014
eAlerts Alerts
March 21, 2014
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Tortious Interference with Contracts and Business Expectations in Missouri and Kansas, Business Litigation Handbook
Kansas City Bar Association
Co-Author
2017