Karrie Clinkinbeard is an experienced litigator with substantial trial experience across the Midwest including Oklahoma, Texas and Nebraska. Recognized by her peers as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer and Rising Star for 14 consecutive years, Karrie's numerous successes include her role as co-lead counsel in a furnace explosion case that generated the largest 2014 defense verdict in Missouri.

A member of Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation practice group for more than 20 years, Karrie focuses on fire, explosion and electrocution litigation, toxic torts and catastrophic incidents, product liability, contract disputes, personal injury and life, health and disability matters. She has tried numerous jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts and also achieves successful outcomes for her clients early in litigation through aggressive, targeted pretrial practice.

Karrie takes an active mentoring role in the firm and is very involved in the Greater Kansas City community. Karrie has served on the firm’s Executive Committee and Compensation Committee and previously led the Kansas City office's Women's Inclusion Network (WIN). She has also served on the Hiring and Nominating Committees, and for five years was managing attorney of the firm’s Kansas City, Missouri, office.


  • University of Kansas School of Law  (J.D., 1999)
  • Washburn University  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1996)


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

Professional Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Armstrong Teasdale Executive Committee ( Past Member), Compensation Committee (Past Member), Women's Inclusion Network Committee (Past Member)
  • Kansas City Area Development Council (Past Member, Board of Directors)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Past President, Young Lawyers Section; Past Chairman, Public Service Committee; Recipient, President’s Award)
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation (Past President) 
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Fire Academy Alumni Association and Instructor
  • NFPA 921 Technical Committee Member
  • NFPA 1033 Technical Committee Member
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Leadership Kansas Program (Class of 2015)

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Leadership Kansas State Program Chair (2022)
  • Leadership Kansas KC Metro Session (2017 Chair; 2018 Co-Chair) 
  • American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb 
  • American Cancer Society “Relay for Life”


  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2023 Power List for Business Defense (2021-2024)
  • "50 Kansans You Should Know", Ingram's Magazine (2023)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women's Justice Awards, Litigation Practitioner (2022)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, Products Liability (2020-present)
  • Rainmaker, Ingram’s Magazine (2019)
  • Women Who Mean Business, Kansas City Business Journal (2019)
  • NextGen Leader, Kansas City Business Journal (2017)
  • Leadership Kansas Program, Class of 2015
  • Won Largest 2014 Defense Verdict in Missouri, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • Department of Homeland Security, National Fire Academy (Emmitsburg, Md.) – Certified Instructor for fire litigation analysis and investigation and courtroom testimony courses
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® (2016-present); Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2009-2015)
  • Named an "Up and Coming Lawyer" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2008)
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