Best Lawyers 2017

  • 460 Nichols Road, Suite 200

    Overland Park, KS 66211-2423

    816-714-7100

    Category: Litigation - Securities

  • One Petticoat Lane, Suite 500

    1010 Walnut Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-421-2500

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-292-2000

    Category: Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • 3101 Frederick Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-364-2117

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 3101 Frederick Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700

    816-364-2117

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 9601 Northeast Barry Road, Suite 201

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-221-8442

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 3300 Northeast Ralph Powell Road

    Lexington, MO 64067

    816-836-9950

    Category: Family Law

  • 11300 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 190

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    913-948-8200

    Category: Employment Law - Individuals

  • 11300 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 190

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-948-8200

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 11300 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 190

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-948-8200

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 11101 West 119th Terrace

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    913-627-9200

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 11101 West 119th Terrace

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-627-9200

    Category: Administrative / Regulatory Law

  • 5301 West 75th Street

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    913-901-0505

    Category: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

  • 8717 West 110th Street, Suite 400

    Overland Park, KS 66213

    913-451-8383

    Category: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

  • 2500 City Center Square

    1100 Main Street

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-421-6620

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-292-2000

    Category: Construction Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-292-2000

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • 5901 College Boulevard, Suite 280

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-469-0900

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • 2020 Wyandotte Street

    Overland Park, KS 66213

    816-421-5656

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 2020 Wyandotte Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-421-5656

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • Corporate Woods Building 40, Suite 700

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-345-8100

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • The Plaza West Building, Suite 810

    4600 Madison Avenue

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-285-1230

    Category: Arbitration

  • The Plaza West Building, Suite 810

    4600 Madison Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-285-1230

    Category: Mediation

  • 7500 College Boulevard, Suite 910

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-234-4400

    Category: Sports Law

  • 7101 College Boulevard, Suite 1150

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-981-1018

    Category: Labor Law - Management

  • 7101 College Boulevard, Suite 1150

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-981-1018

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 7101 College Boulevard, Suite 1150

    Leawood, KS 66211

    913-981-1018

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 2405 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-221-1000

    Category: Public Finance Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Overland Park, KS 66223

    816-292-2000

    Category: Litigation - ERISA

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Prairie Village, KS 66206

    816-292-2000

    Category: Litigation - Banking and Finance

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-292-2000

    Category: Insurance Law

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Kansas City, MO 64114

    816-474-8100

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 2029 Wyandotte Street, Suite 100

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-221-2555

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 1621 Baltimore Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-471-4881

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 1621 Baltimore Avenue

    Independence, MO 64050

    816-471-4881

    Category: Employment Law - Individuals

  • Corporate Woods Building 40, Suite 700

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Overland Park, KS 66213-2051

    913-345-8100

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-753-1000

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • 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

    816-753-1000

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-753-1000

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    816-842-8600

    Category: Venture Capital Law

  • 311 West Kansas Avenue

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    816-533-7673

    Category: Criminal Defense: General Practice

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-292-2000

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • New Brotherhood Building, Suite 475

    753 State Avenue

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    913-321-8884

    Category: Labor Law - Union

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    816-374-3200

    Category: Litigation - Banking and Finance

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-374-3200

    Category: Litigation - Real Estate

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-374-3200

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-374-3200

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-374-3200

    Category: Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

  • 132 Westwoods Drive

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-792-8300

    Category: Trusts and Estates

   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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