Best Lawyers 2017

  • 1600 Genessee Street, Suite 314

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-753-0800

    Category: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Assurant Building

    2323 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-421-4460

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • Assurant Building

    2323 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-421-4460

    Category: Health Care Law

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-983-8000

    Category: Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-983-8000

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-983-8000

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-983-8000

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • Corporate Woods Building 40, Suite 700

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-345-8100

    Category: Health Care Law

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-374-3200

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

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Olathe, KS 66061-4434

    816-374-3200

    Category: Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1500

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-221-3420

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1500

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    816-221-3420

    Category: Insurance Law

  • 6201 College Boulevard, Suite 500

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-451-8788

    Category: Patent Law

  • 6201 College Boulevard, Suite 500

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1406

    913-451-8788

    Category: Copyright Law

  • 10 East Cambridge Circle Drive, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-371-3838

    Category: Administrative / Regulatory Law

  • Corporate Woods Building 40, Suite 700

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-345-8100

    Category: Litigation - ERISA

  • Corporate Woods Building 40, Suite 700

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Overland Park, KS 66213-2051

    913-345-8100

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 4420 Madison Avenue, Suite 200

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-931-2700

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • 4420 Madison Avenue, Suite 200

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    816-931-2700

    Category: Construction Law

  • 4600 Madison Avenue, Suite 210

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-531-7200

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 710 West Eighth Street, Suite 203

    P.O. Box 866

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    620-223-2900

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 2001 Wyandotte Street

    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700

    816-931-0500

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    913-451-5100

    Category: Land Use and Zoning Law

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    913-451-5100

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-451-5100

    Category: Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-474-8100

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

  • One Petticoat Lane, Suite 500

    1010 Walnut Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-421-2500

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-753-1000

    Category: Insurance Law

  • 7285 West 132nd Street, Suite 320

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    913-685-0970

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-753-1000

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-753-1000

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 4646 Roanoke Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-561-3900

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 4646 Roanoke Parkway

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2005

    816-561-3900

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Overland Park, KS 66212

    913-451-5100

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-451-5100

    Category: Tax Law

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 550

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-474-0004

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 550

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-474-0004

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 550

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-474-0004

    Category: Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 550

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-474-0004

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1500

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-221-3420

    Category: Commercial Litigation

   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. 

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