Sean P. Hamer


Sean Hamer has extensive trial and litigation experience through his nearly 20 years of civil defense practice.   He represents several Class I railroad companies in FELA cases, grade crossing accidents, cumulative trauma exposure and other accident investigation and defense. He has also represented several national companies in surety, fidelity and construction litigation, insurance coverage litigation, professional malpractice, premises liability, and general commercial litigation. His litigation experience includes a record of success in jury verdicts and pre-trial motion practice. In one recent trial, Sean obtained a defense verdict in an FELA case following a two-week trial. The jury deliberated for only one hour.

Mr. Hamer regularly serves on initial response teams for the investigation of grade crossing accidents, occupational injuries and catastrophic incidents involving the National Transportation Safety Board and other federal agencies. Sean serves as national discovery coordination counsel for a Class I railroad and repeatedly has been asked to assist counsel in other jurisdictions where the client is concerned about its exposure. Sean has been a presenter at national AAR, NARTC and railroad claims conferences.

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

  • J.D. University of Kansas, 1996
  • B.A., University of Kansas, 1992