PRACTICESPersonal Injury Defense
Insurance Defense Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Bad Faith / Vexatious Refusal Litigation
Trucking & Automobile Litigation
- University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A.
- University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D.
- State of Kansas
- State of Missouri
- United States District Court for the District of Kansas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
- Missouri Bar Association
- Kansas Bar Association
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court
- Young Lawyers Section - Missouri Bar
- Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
- Johnson County Bar Association
Mr. Brackman is an experienced trial attorney who practices in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis in insurance defense. He has significant experience in the areas of bad faith/vexatious refusal insurance coverage, premises liability, trucking and automobile litigation, and products liability. Mr. Brackman has successfully tried cases to judges and juries in Missouri and has argued before the Court of Appeals of Missouri, Western District.
Since 2012, Mr. Brackman has been given a rating of "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rated level of professional excellence for both his legal abilities and ethical standards, based upon objective peer evaluations throughout the legal community. In 2014, Mr. Brackman was recognized as a "Missouri/Kansas Rising Star" in the Super Lawyers edition of Law and Politics Magazine, a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of all lawyers in both Missouri and Kansas.
Mr. Brackman earned his business degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. While in law school, Mr. Brackman was a full time editor for UMKC's most prominent legal publications, The UMKC Law Review and The Urban Lawyer, and in 2003 had an article published in The UMKC Law Review. Mr. Brackman also was a member of the UMKC Emissaries and UMKC trial advocacy program, worked as a teaching assistant, and served as a justice on the UMKC Student Government Supreme Court.
Mr. Brackman has presented legal education lectures on the topics of bad faith causes of action, vexatious refusal and discovery in both Kansas and Missouri through the National Business Institute. He has served as a guest judge and presenter for Missouri and Kansas high-school mock trial competitions through the Young Lawyers Section of the Missouri Bar. Mr. Brackman is currently an active member of The Missouri Bar, The Kansas Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and successfully completed the Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court in 2008.
- Hoffmann v NLRB, Creating More Harm Than Good: Why the Supreme Court Should Not Have Denied Illegal Workers a Backpay Remedy Under the National Labor Relations Act, 71 UMKC L. Rev. 717 (2003).