Best Lawyers 2017

  • 9237 Ward Parkway, Suite 106

    Liberty, MO 64068

    816-444-8030

    Category: Family Law

  • 10801 Mastin Boulevard, Suite 430

    Lexington, MO 64067

    913-498-8080

    Category: Family Law

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    816-374-3200

    Category: Insurance Law

  • 1621 Baltimore Avenue

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-421-4246

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 1621 Baltimore Avenue

    Lake Quivira, KS 66217

    816-421-4246

    Category: Litigation - Environmental

  • 1621 Baltimore Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-421-4246

    Category: Litigation - Intellectual Property

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-474-6550

    Category: Litigation - Environmental

  • 1707 North 77th Terrace

    Kamuela, MO 64108-2533

    913-299-0626

    Category: Appellate Practice

  • 318 East mainstreet

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-492-3792

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 1621 Baltimore Avenue

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    816-421-2828

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • Building 40, Suite 1150

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64105-2122

    913-491-5500

    Category: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

  • Building 40, Suite 1150

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    913-491-5500

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 4740 Grand Avenue, Suite 300

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2005

    816-701-1100

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-292-2000

    Category: Litigation - Environmental

  • 84 Corporate Woods, Suite 1000

    10801 Mastin Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    913-647-9050

    Category: Trademark Law

  • 1650 Northeast Grand Avenue, Suite 201

    Kansas City, MO 64108-2521

    816-875-1919

    Category: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • 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

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2005

    816-421-1600

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • City Center Square, Suite 2930

    1100 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64114

    816-421-1600

    Category: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

  • City Center Square, Suite 2930

    1100 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-421-1600

    Category: Railroad Law

  • City Center Square, Suite 2930

    1100 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-421-1600

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 10990 Quivira Road, Suite 200

    Kansas City, MO 64108-4600

    913-661-0222

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 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 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 64106

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation - Antitrust

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-753-1000

    Category: Health Care Law

  • 8012 State Line Road, Suite 102

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    913-677-2004

    Category: Litigation - Antitrust

  • 8012 State Line Road, Suite 102

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-677-2004

    Category: Antitrust Law

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2900

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-842-8600

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-292-2000

    Category: Banking and Finance Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669

    816-292-2000

    Category: Financial Services Regulation Law

  • Historic Voigts Building

    7944 Santa Fe Drive

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    913-652-9800

    Category: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • Historic Voigts Building

    7944 Santa Fe Drive

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    913-652-9800

    Category: Criminal Defense: General Practice

  • 130 North Cherry Street, Suite 203

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    913-829-2500

    Category: DUI/DWI Defense

  • 130 North Cherry Street, Suite 203

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    913-829-2500

    Category: Criminal Defense: General Practice

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-474-6550

    Category: Litigation - Environmental

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-474-6550

    Category: Environmental Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Independence, MO 64057

    816-292-2000

    Category: Tax Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-753-1000

    Category: Non-Profit / Charities Law

  • 10 East Cambridge Circle Drive, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    913-371-3838

    Category: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

  • 11000 King Street

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    913-469-4100

    Category: Corporate Law

  • 11000 King Street

    Pittsburgh, KS 66762

    913-469-4100

    Category: Tax Law

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1500

    Overland Park, KS 66213

    816-421-0644

    Category: Litigation - Antitrust

  • 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 1500

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    816-421-0644

    Category: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • 7225 Renner Road, Suite 200

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-962-8700

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

  • 4740 Grand Avenue, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-701-1100

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

  • 4740 Grand Avenue, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-701-1100

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

  • 4740 Grand Avenue, Suite 300

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2005

    816-701-1100

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 4740 Grand Avenue, Suite 300

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2005

    816-701-1100

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

   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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