Best Lawyers 2017

  • 4151 North Mulberry Drive, Suite 260

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-861-7600

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

  • 4151 North Mulberry Drive, Suite 260

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-861-7600

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-474-6550

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 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

    816-842-8600

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-842-8600

    Category: Insurance Law

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    913-498-2100

    Category: Litigation - Banking and Finance

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    913-498-2100

    Category: Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-498-2100

    Category: Litigation - Real Estate

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64108-4600

    913-498-2100

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-498-2100

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-498-2100

    Category: Health Care Law

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-474-8100

    Category: Litigation - Trusts and Estates

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Leawood, KS 66209

    816-474-8100

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 550

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-474-0004

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 550

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-474-0004

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1400

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-474-8100

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

  • Corinth Office Building, Suite 106

    8340 Mission Road

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    913-381-1121

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 5901 College Boulevard, Suite 280

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-469-0900

    Category: Litigation - Trusts and Estates

  • 5901 College Boulevard, Suite 280

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-469-0900

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • 6201 College Boulevard, Suite 625

    Lexington, MO 64067

    913-534-8099

    Category: Family Law

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-474-6550

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • City Center Square, Suite 2930

    1100 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-421-1600

    Category: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

  • City Center Square, Suite 2930

    1100 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-421-1600

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • City Center Square, Suite 2930

    1100 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-421-1600

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

  • City Center Square, Suite 2930

    1100 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-421-1600

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 1301 Oak Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-474-8181

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 8801 Renner Boulevard, Suite 403

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    913-538-7556

    Category: Public Finance Law

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-474-6550

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-842-8600

    Category: Energy), Telecom, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Prairie Village, KS 66206

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Banking and Finance

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Securities

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-842-8600

    Category: Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

  • 1301 Oak Street

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-474-8181

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Overland Park, KS 66211-2423

    816-374-3200

    Category: Litigation - Trusts and Estates

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Fairway, KS 66205-2518

    816-374-3200

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • 2600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1200

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    816-561-7007

    Category: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • 9237 Ward Parkway, Suite 106

    Kansas City, MO 64108-2603

    816-444-8030

    Category: Family Law

  • 800 West 47th Street, Suite 620

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-595-7299

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-292-2000

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    816-292-2000

    Category: Construction Law

  • 920 Main Street, Suite 1900

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-421-4000

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 920 Main Street, Suite 1900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-421-4000

    Category: Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • 920 Main Street, Suite 1900

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-421-4000

    Category: Energy Law

  • 920 Main Street, Suite 1900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-421-4000

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 920 Main Street, Suite 1900

    Overland Park, KS 66212

    816-421-4000

    Category: Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 4700 Belleview Avenue, Suite 404

    Leawood, KS 66208

    816-875-3300

    Category: Land Use and Zoning Law

  • 4700 Belleview Avenue, Suite 404

    Kansas City, MO 64108-2521

    816-875-3300

    Category: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

  • 4700 Belleview Avenue, Suite 404

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-875-3300

    Category: Real Estate 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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