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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211
Phone: (913) 387-1600
Email: tfrets@rousepc.com
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Bar Admissions:

The Missouri Bar, 1981
Kansas Bar, 2013
Oklahoma Bar, 1979 (inactive)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S> Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuits
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Education

  • Oklahoma City University, J.D. 1979
  • Drury College, B.A. 1976

Experience

One of the founding members of the Firm, Tim is an experienced trial attorney who has handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases in a number of states, including Missouri, Kansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. He has been lead defense counsel representing physicians, hospitals, dentists, nurses and pharmacists in cases involving virtually every medical specialty. Following law school, Tim served as assistant attorney general for Oklahoma from 1979-1981. An active pilot for 44 years, he holds a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He has logged nearly 5,000 hours of flight time, much of which was accumulated during flights to trials, depositions, witness conferences and professional conferences.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Litigation

Activities and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association (President, 2006-2007; President-Elect, 2005-2006; Secretary, 2003-2005; Board of Directors, 2001-present; Central Region Vice President 1997-2001, 2021 to present; Missouri State Chairman 1995-1997)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Medical/Legal Committee, 1982 to present)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (Member, Legal Services Panel)
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association (1987-1996)
  • Angel Flight Central (Executive Committee, 1999-2003; Board of Directors, 1997-2005, Volunteer Pilot, 1995-2012)

Honors and Recognition

  • Selected as among The Best Lawyers in America┬«, 2021-2023
  • Selected by Benchmark Litigation as Benchmark Litigation Star, 2021-2022
  • Selected as among Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Defense, 2007-2022
  • Received highest attorney ranking from Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent
  • Angel Flight Central, Golden Eagle award recipient

Publications and Presentations

  • Legal Aspects of Nursing Documentation, North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Missouri, April 29, 2015
  • How Can a Dental Malpractice Case Last Eleven Years?, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, Kansas City, Missouri, April 11, 2013
  • Chain of Command: Harmonizing Patient Advocacy with Scope of Practice Limitations, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, October 31, and November 1, 2011
  • Chain of Command: Harmonizing Patient Advocacy with Scope of Practice Limiataions, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, Missouri, October 4, 14, and 17, 2011
  • Medical Malpractice: How to Stay Out of Trouble Stories, Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, annual meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, October 22, 2010
  • Law and Social Responsibility class, guest panelist on Medical Malpractice, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, October 6, 2006
  • Law and Social Responsibility class, guest panelist on Medical Malpractice, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, November 3, 2005
  • Law and Social Responsibility class, guest panelist on Medical Malpractice, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, October 29, 2004
  • Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case From the Defense Perspective, Medical Malpractice CLE sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, September 7, 2001
  • Medical/Legal Issues Affecting Graduate Medical Education, UMKC School of Medicine, Council on Graduate Medical Affairs, Annual Resident Education Day, Kansas City, Missouri, November 30, 2000
  • Medical/Legal Issues Affecting Graduate Medical Education, UMKC School of Medicine, Council on Graduate Medical Affairs, Annual Resident Education Day, Kansas City, Missouri, August 19, 1999
  • Volunteer Immunity, Air Care Alliance National Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, May 1, 1999
  • Problems with Medical Records, Dept. of Internal Medicine – Grand Rounds, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, May 15, 1996
  • Update on the Law of Medical Malpractice from a Defense Perspective, and┬áPreserving Points on Appeal, Medical Malpractice CLE sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, September 29, 1995
  • Dealing with Lawyers, Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, December 22, 1994
  • Anatomy of Neurosurgical Malpractice Case, Combined Truman Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital Residency Grand Rounds, Kansas City, Missouri, January 31, 1994
  • Avoiding Medical Malpractice Claims, Truman Medical Center Orthopedics and General Surgery Grand Rounds, Kansas City, Missouri, September 5, 1991
  • Avoiding Nursing Malpractice Claims, North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Missouri, September 25, 1990
  • Obstetrical Malpractice, Truman Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kansas City, Missouri, July 6, 1990
  • Legal Ramifications from Proper and Improper Medical Records and Documentation, Truman Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kansas City, Missouri, March 30, 1990
  • How to Avoid Malpractice Claims, Truman Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, March 26, 1990
  • How to Avoid Malpractice Claims, Truman Medical Center, Department of Plastic Surgery, Kansas City, Missouri, September 21, 1989
  • Depositions, Truman Medical Center Department of Surgery and Department of Orthopaedics, Kansas City, Missouri, May 24, 1989
  • Legal-Medical Contacts Between Physicians and Lawyers, Truman Medical Center Department of Surgery and Department of Orthopaedics, Kansas City, Missouri, May 3, 1989
  • Legal Ramifications From Proper and Improper Medical Records and Documentation, Truman Medical Center Department of Surgery and Department of Orthopaedics, Kansas City, Missouri, April 26, 1989
  • Depositions, Truman Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Kansas City, Missouri, November 18, 1988
  • A Description of How a Medical Malpractice Case Develops from Start to Finish, Truman Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Kansas City, Missouri, October 21, 1988
  • Legal Ramifications from Proper and Improper Medical Records and Documentation, Truman Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Kansas City, Missouri, August 19, 1988
  • Dental Malpractice from the Defense Perspective, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, April 6, 1988