Ivan Nugent

Shareholder, Attorney



4520 Main St, Ste 700
Kansas City, MO 64111

Practice Area and Specialties

Employment Law
Personal Injury
Workplace Discrimination

About Ivan Nugent

Ivan Nugent has been an attorney with Krigel Nugent + Moore since 2018, Ivan became a shareholder of the firm in 2021. He is an experienced trial attorney and litigator who advocates for those whose voice is often not heard. Ivan has spent his career ensuring that everyone has access to an advocate willing to stand up for them.

“The best thing about being a lawyer is the satisfaction and gratification you get from helping someone.”


Ivan started his career as a public defender; ensuring that those who could not afford an attorney still had access to an advocate who cared about their issues. Ivan also represented the Kansas City Public Schools for 8 years. Ivan successfully defended KCPS in more than 13 jury trials. In addition to his courtroom advocacy, Ivan also counseled KCPS on various education and governmental related matters.

As a trial attorney, Ivan has experience litigating contracts, employment, due process claims, student rights claims, parental rights disputes, local ordinances, statutory regulations, sovereign immunity, and matters involving tax incremental financing. The bulk of Ivan’s trial experience is employment-related. Throughout 2014-2015 Ivan successfully defended KCPS in 6 straight jury trials.

During Ivan’s time in the private sector, he represented more school districts, including urban, rural, and suburban school districts. Ivan’s experience representing school districts in educational, employment, and business-related matters; along with his trial experience, makes him a unique member of our team. 

Ivan Nugent


“Ivan is ABSOLUTELY amazing. He works hard, communicates well, he is definitely on his client’s team, and his ability to get to the truth is astonishing. Looking for an attorney, he’s a GREAT attorney! I would choose Ivan every day of the week and twice on Sunday’s, whenever I am looking for a great, kind professional to be on my team. Job well done!” – Janice M.

“KNM made me feel like I was their #1 priority. Ivan Nugent provided outstanding communication & counsel throughout my entire case and his legal acumen is superb! I would highly recommend KNM to anyone for the legal services they provide.” -Tonya L.

“They are superior in their understanding of the law and compassionate about solving their clients’ problems.” – Jeff & Janet

Additional Information


Western Michigan University, Lansing, Michigan, 2009, Juris Doctor,

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, 2005, M.B.A.

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, 2003, B.B.A., Major: Finance & Economics


Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

Jackson County Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

American Bar Association

Minority In-house Counsel Association


Community Involvement

Rockhurst High School, Board of Trustees

The Children’s Place, Board of Directors

Christo Rey Kansas City, Board of Directors

Show Me KC Schools Board Member

Centurions Leadership Program, Class of 2016

Big Brothers, Big Sister Most Wanted, Class of 2015

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