Best Lawyers 2017

  • 132 Westwoods Drive

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-792-8300

    Category: Litigation - Trusts and Estates

  • 911 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    800-397-4910

    Category: Railroad Law

  • 911 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    800-397-4910

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-374-3200

    Category: Corporate Law

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Shawnee Mission, KS 66204

    816-374-3200

    Category: Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-421-0700

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-374-3200

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-374-3200

    Category: Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-474-6550

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-474-6550

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • Historic Voigts Building

    7944 Santa Fe Drive

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    913-652-9800

    Category: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-292-2000

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 2005 Swift Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-221-5444

    Category: Immigration Law

  • Plaza West Building, Suite 600

    4600 Madison Avenue

    Independence, MO 64050

    816-410-4600

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • 40 Corporate Woods, Suite 1250

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Overland Park, KS 66212

    913-234-6100

    Category: Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 40 Corporate Woods, Suite 1250

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1240

    913-234-6100

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-474-8100

    Category: Tax Law

  • 11900 West 87th Street, Suite 117

    Lexington, MO 64067

    913-312-2500

    Category: Family Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-292-2000

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-292-2000

    Category: Labor Law - Management

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64102-5639

    816-753-1000

    Category: Construction Law

  • Skelly Building, Suite 350

    605 West 47th Street

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-753-5400

    Category: Litigation - Bankruptcy

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-451-5100

    Category: Litigation - Real Estate

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    913-451-5100

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-451-5100

    Category: Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

  • Building 82, Suite 1000

    10851 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    913-451-5100

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 4520 Main Street, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-460-2400

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700

    816-753-1000

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Patent

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Antitrust

  • 10 East Cambridge Circle Drive, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-371-3838

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • Corporate Woods, Building Nine, Suite 450

    9200 Indian Creek Parkway

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    913-906-9633

    Category: Criminal Defense: General Practice

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Leawood, KS 66206

    816-753-1000

    Category: Construction 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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