Best Lawyers 2017

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    816-474-6550

    Category: FDA Law

  • 2405 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-221-1000

    Category: Public Finance Law

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64108-2521

    816-460-2400

    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 64111-3133

    816-753-1000

    Category: Securitization and Structured Finance Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-292-2000

    Category: Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-292-2000

    Category: Corporate Law

  • 10990 Quivira Road, Suite 200

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-661-0222

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 10990 Quivira Road, Suite 200

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    913-661-0222

    Category: Education Law

  • 130 North Cherry Suite 203

    P.O. Box 564

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-782-7477

    Category: Family Law Mediation

  • 130 North Cherry Suite 203

    P.O. Box 564

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-782-7477

    Category: Family Law

  • Kansas City Livestock Exchange Building, Suite 842

    1600 Genesee Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-474-4600

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • Commerce Plaza II, Suite 600

    7400 West 110th Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    913-342-2500

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • Commerce Plaza II, Suite 600

    7400 West 110th Street

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-342-2500

    Category: Health Care Law

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-842-8600

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

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-474-8100

    Category: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • 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

    Kansas City, MO 64113

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700

    816-842-8600

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Municipal

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-842-8600

    Category: Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-983-8000

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 13420 Santa Fe Trail Drive

    Independence, MO 64055

    913-888-7100

    Category: Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

  • 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

    Overland Park, KS 66211

    816-374-3200

    Category: Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Prairie Village, KS 66206

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Banking and Finance

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    816-842-8600

    Category: Financial Services Regulation Law

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    816-842-8600

    Category: Corporate Law

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-842-8600

    Category: Banking and Finance Law

  • Assurant Building

    2323 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-421-4460

    Category: Tax Law

  • Assurant Building

    2323 Grand Boulevard

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    816-421-4460

    Category: Corporate Law

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-460-2400

    Category: Media Law

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-460-2400

    Category: Energy Law

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-460-2400

    Category: First Amendment Law

  • Assurant Building

    2323 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-421-4460

    Category: Health Care Law

  • 3101 Frederick Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-364-2117

    Category: Health Care Law

  • 3101 Frederick Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64116

    816-364-2117

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-983-8000

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

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Lenexa, KS 66215

    816-983-8000

    Category: Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • 6201 College Boulevard, Suite 300

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    913-777-5600

    Category: Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64108-2521

    816-460-2400

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-983-8000

    Category: Energy Law

  • 4435 Main Street, Suite 503

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-444-8500

    Category: Employment Law - Individuals

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-753-1000

    Category: Health Care Law

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-474-6550

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Leawood, KS 66206

    816-753-1000

    Category: Construction Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-292-2000

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

   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. 

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   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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