Wagstaff & Cartmell

Speaker Bio

Diane K. Watkins devotes her practice to the representation of injured parties in complex litigation against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. She has worked extensively in the ongoing litigation involving transvaginal mesh products against manufacturers Ethicon, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, American Medical Systems, Inc., C.R. Bard, Inc., and others. Additionally, she has presented at national meetings on issues pertaining to the transvaginal mesh litigation.

Diane has also successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous medical malpractice, personal injury, business, and environmental actions. This representation has involved all aspects of litigation, up to, and including, jury verdict. Additionally, Diane has extensive experience in motions practice, brief writing, and oral argument, including at the appellate level in both federal and state courts. She also has represented indigent parties involved in family court matters on a pro bono basis.

She is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and is a graduate of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Leadership Academy.