Best Lawyers 2017

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Overland Park, KS 66212

    816-292-2000

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • Corinth Office Building, Suite 106

    8340 Mission Road

    Kansas City, MO 64131-3405

    913-381-1121

    Category: Litigation - Health Care

  • Corinth Office Building, Suite 106

    8340 Mission Road

    Independence, MO 64055

    913-381-1121

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 310 West 20th Street, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-472-9000

    Category: First Amendment Law

  • 310 West 20th Street, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-472-9000

    Category: Litigation - First Amendment

  • 11040 Oakmont Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    913-498-3536

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 2024 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-533-7950

    Category: Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

  • 2024 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-533-7950

    Category: Land Use and Zoning Law

  • Truman Law Building

    14701 East 42nd Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    816-373-5590

    Category: DUI/DWI Defense

  • Truman Law Building

    14701 East 42nd Street

    Lexington, MO 64067

    816-373-5590

    Category: Family Law

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-474-8100

    Category: Environmental Law

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Lake Quivira, KS 66217

    816-474-8100

    Category: Litigation - Environmental

  • 84 Corporate Woods, Suite 1000

    10801 Mastin Boulevard

    Overland Park, KS 66213-1164

    913-647-9050

    Category: Trademark Law

  • 84 Corporate Woods, Suite 1000

    10801 Mastin Boulevard

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1406

    913-647-9050

    Category: Copyright Law

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Independence, MO 64050

    816-474-8100

    Category: Employment Law - Individuals

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-474-8100

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-474-8100

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-474-8100

    Category: Labor Law - Management

  • Corporate Woods Building 40, Suite 700

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-345-8100

    Category: Antitrust Law

  • Corporate Woods, Building 32, Suite 750

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64102-5639

    913-663-2000

    Category: Construction Law

  • Corporate Woods, Building 32, Suite 750

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    913-663-2000

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 15280 Metcalf Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-649-1555

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

  • 15280 Metcalf Avenue

    Prairie Village, KS 66206

    913-649-1555

    Category: Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Overland Park, KS 66204

    816-374-3200

    Category: Banking and Finance Law

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    816-460-2400

    Category: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

  • Corporate Woods, Building 51, Suite 300

    9393 West 110th Street

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    913-339-6757

    Category: Civil Rights Law

  • Corporate Woods, Building 51, Suite 300

    9393 West 110th Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-339-6757

    Category: Litigation - Municipal

  • 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: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • Corporate Woods, Building 51, Suite 300

    9393 West 110th Street

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    913-339-6757

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • Corporate Woods, Building 51, Suite 300

    9393 West 110th Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-339-6757

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 310

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-756-0700

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 310

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-756-0700

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 400

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-471-1301

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 6901 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 111

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    913-789-7477

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 13160 Foster Street, Suite 100

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-663-7600

    Category: Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

  • 911 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    800-397-4910

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 911 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    800-397-4910

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 302 Shawnee Street

    P.O. Box 707

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2005

    913-682-0166

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 302 Shawnee Street

    P.O. Box 707

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    913-682-0166

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 4400 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 100

    Independence, MO 64055

    913-624-3774

    Category: Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

  • 7500 College Boulevard, Suite 910

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    913-234-4400

    Category: Sports Law

  • 311 West Kansas Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-533-7673

    Category: Family Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2110

    Fort Scott, KS 66701

    816-842-1515

    Category: Employment Law - Individuals

  • 3007 Frederick Avenue

    Lexington, MO 64067

    816-364-6677

    Category: Family Law

  • 4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-753-9200

    Category: Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

  • 4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300

    Lee's Summit, MO 64064

    816-753-9200

    Category: Land Use and Zoning Law

  • The Hartzfeld Building, Suite 700

    1111 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-221-6400

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-753-1000

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 8900 State Line Road, Suite 500

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-549-4700

    Category: Patent 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. 

   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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