Best Lawyers 2017

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-842-8600

    Category: Environmental Law

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    816-842-8600

    Category: Water Law

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Lake Quivira, KS 66217

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Environmental

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-842-8600

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    816-842-8600

    Category: Labor Law - Management

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Independence, MO 64050

    816-842-8600

    Category: Employment Law - Individuals

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700

    816-753-1000

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-753-1000

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-983-8000

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-753-9200

    Category: Municipal Law

  • 4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300

    Lee's Summit, MO 64064

    816-753-9200

    Category: Land Use and Zoning Law

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-474-6550

    Category: Litigation - Patent

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-474-6550

    Category: Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64108-1920

    816-460-2400

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    816-460-2400

    Category: Criminal Defense: General Practice

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    816-460-2400

    Category: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-753-1000

    Category: Biotechnology Law

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 400

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-471-1301

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 400

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-471-1301

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    816-842-8600

    Category: Corporate Law

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64114

    816-842-8600

    Category: Securitization and Structured Finance Law

  • 460 Nichols Road, Suite 200

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-714-7100

    Category: Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • 460 Nichols Road, Suite 200

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-714-7100

    Category: Antitrust Law

  • 460 Nichols Road, Suite 200

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-714-7100

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 4420 Madison Avenue, Suite 200

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-931-2700

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • One Petticoat Lane, Suite 500

    1010 Walnut Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-421-2500

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 310

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-756-0700

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 310

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-756-0700

    Category: Labor Law - Management

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Overland Park, KS 66210-4035

    816-753-1000

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

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-983-8000

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 4200 Little Blue Parkway, Suite 630

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-421-5301

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 1200 Main Street, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-472-7474

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 1200 Main Street, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-472-7474

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-842-8600

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

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-842-8600

    Category: Patent Law

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-292-2000

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-292-2000

    Category: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

  • One Petticoat Lane, Suite 500

    1010 Walnut Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-421-2500

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 401 W. 57th St.

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    816-792-4242

    Category: Family Law Mediation

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-451-5100

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, KS 66101

    816-842-8600

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Antitrust

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-753-1000

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    816-753-1000

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700

    816-753-1000

    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. 

   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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