Shields Law Group and our attorneys have over 35 years of combined litigation experience in Midwest courts, and the Syngenta federal MDL consolidation is conveniently located in the U.S. District Court of Kansas City, Kansas.
We are also filing cases in the Minnesota State Court consolidation.
Our firm is experienced in mass tort complex litigation, and we know how to manage economic loss claims on behalf of corn producers nationwide.
Our attorneys work for you on a 30% contingency fee basis. If we make no recovery for you and your farm, then you owe us nothing. That is how we do business at the Shields Law Group, LLC, now and since our beginning in 2006.
James T. Yoakum – Midwest Corn Farmers Attorney
James T. Yoakum is a native Kansan and practicing attorney with over 17 years of legal and litigation experience. Jim graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas with a degree in education, and later graduated from Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kansas in 1996. Over the course of his legal career, Jim has had the pleasure of representing over 1,500 clients from all walks of life. Not only is Jim experienced in plaintiffs’ personal injury and tort litigation, but he is also well versed in multiple other areas of the law.
Jim is a resident of Wyandotte County, Kansas and is very active in his community. In 1995 he was elected to the three member Wyandotte County Commission and served as a County Commissioner until it was absolved into the newly created Unified Government. During his time as a Commissioner, Commissioner Yoakum sponsored a county initiative calling for a feasibility study into building a NASCAR racetrack in Kansas City. We now know the fruits of Jim’s early vision as the Kansas Speedway. Mr. Yoakum has also been a strong supporter of American Legion Baseball in Wyandotte County since 1988, having served his local chapter as a manager, coach, fundraiser and scheduler.
Mr. Yoakum also served as the City prosecutor in Edwardsville, Kansas from 2001-2008, a part-time position which required many of a late night at the court. Jim is a graduate of Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas State University and the Washburn School of Law.