Best Lawyers 2017

  • 920 Main Street, Suite 1900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-421-4000

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 7450 W. 130th Street, Suite 140

    Overland Park, KS 66213

    913-782-2350

    Category: Family Law

  • 221 West Lexington Avenue, Suite 400

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-398-7435

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 221 West Lexington Avenue, Suite 400

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-398-7435

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 7381 West 133rd Street, Suite 213

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-814-3888

    Category: Labor Law - Management

  • 7381 West 133rd Street, Suite 213

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-814-3888

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700

    816-842-8600

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 920 Main Street, Suite 1900

    Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    816-421-4000

    Category: Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 920 Main Street, Suite 1900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-421-4000

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 8330 Ward Parkway, Building A, Suite 300

    10401 Holmes Road

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-382-1382

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • 8330 Ward Parkway, Building A, Suite 300

    10401 Holmes Road

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-382-1382

    Category: Railroad Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-753-1000

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Prairie Village, KS 66206

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Banking and Finance

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Overland Park, KS 66210-4035

    816-753-1000

    Category: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64171-9007

    816-753-1000

    Category: Banking and Finance Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • 9229 Wark Parkway, Suite 370

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-523-4667

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    816-753-9200

    Category: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    816-421-0700

    Category: Construction Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    816-292-2000

    Category: Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-983-8000

    Category: Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-983-8000

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    816-983-8000

    Category: Land Use and Zoning Law

  • 4400 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 100

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-362-4400

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-983-8000

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    816-983-8000

    Category: Construction Law

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 750

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-472-6400

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 4435 Main Stree, Suite 920

    Kansas City, MO 64131-3405

    816-753-6006

    Category: Litigation - Insurance

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    913-451-5100

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 10 East Cambridge Circle Drive, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-371-3838

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 10 East Cambridge Circle Drive, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    913-371-3838

    Category: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

  • 10 East Cambridge Circle Drive, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-371-3838

    Category: Labor Law - Management

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1200

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-561-7007

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1200

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-561-7007

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1500

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-221-3420

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1500

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-221-3420

    Category: Construction Law

  • Corporate Woods Building 40, Suite 700

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-345-8100

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • Corporate Woods Building 40, Suite 700

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-345-8100

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • Corporate Woods Building 40, Suite 700

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-345-8100

    Category: Labor Law - Management

  • 4717 Grand Avenue, Suite 820

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    866-774-3233

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Overland Park, KS 66211-2423

    816-474-8100

    Category: Litigation and Controversy - Tax

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Kansas City, KS 66117-0822

    816-474-8100

    Category: Tax Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2100

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-472-0800

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2100

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-472-0800

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-474-6550

    Category: Environmental Law

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-474-6550

    Category: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-474-6550

    Category: Litigation - Environmental

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Shawnee Mission, KS 66285

    816-842-8600

    Category: Environmental Law

  • Corporate Woods, Building 51, Suite 300

    9393 West 110th Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-339-6757

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • Corporate Woods, Building 51, Suite 300

    9393 West 110th Street

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-339-6757

    Category: Employment Law - Individuals

   The lists are prepared by the Best Lawyers' research and development team, who have been complying the list since 1983 when the first edition of The Best Lawyers in America was published. The Board of Advisors to Best Lawyers has 429 members from 378 organizations and includes firm leaders from the world's leading law firms and many of the General Counsel from Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies. The list here is excerpted from the Best Lawyers in America 2017, which includes listings for more than 55,000 lawyers nationwide in 140 specialty areas, in all 50 states and the District of Colombia. 

   Through the years, Best Lawyers has developed a comprehensive database of attorneys based on the recommendations of their peers. Each year, listed attorneys are asked to vote on the lawyers nominated in their own specialty and metro area. Although anyone can nominate an attorney for inclusion on this prestigious list, only lawyers who have already been selected by their peers the previous year can vote. When necessary, attorneys' names from previous lists are deleted, based on either changes in their personal circumstances or for not receiving enough affirmative votes. 

   It allows peers to vote for peers in their own city. Lawyers working in the same practice area in Kansas City are likely to be very familiar with each other's work and able to judge the work and character of their peers more fairly and accurately than someone in, for example, St. Louis or Chicago. Because the system is based entirely on local peer-review, it provides the most accurate list of the finest attorneys in the area. 

   Best Lawyers requests that nominees have been in practice for 10 years or more to place an emphasis on the listed lawyers' reliability and longevity. The company concedes that the lists still may tend to award popularity over experience and sheer ability. Lawyers who give lectures and who writes articles are more likely to come to the attention of their colleagues than those who work outside the public eye. We would add, however, that those who are recognized for their speaking and writing are obviously making a contribution. 

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