Best Lawyers 2017

  • 8675 West 96th Street, Suite 203

    Overland Park, KS 66213

    913-888-7888

    Category: Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-292-2000

    Category: Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-474-6550

    Category: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

  • 10401 Holmes Road, Suite 490

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-471-6444

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 10401 Holmes Road, Suite 490

    Kansas City, MO 64131

    816-471-6444

    Category: Mediation

  • 10401 Holmes Road, Suite 490

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-471-6444

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • 600 Broadway Boulevard, Suite 670

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-221-8989

    Category: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

  • 600 Broadway Boulevard, Suite 670

    Overland Park, KS 66210-2000

    816-221-8989

    Category: Criminal Defense: General Practice

  • 2405 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-221-1000

    Category: Public Finance Law

  • 2405 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-221-1000

    Category: Project Finance Law

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-498-2100

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    913-498-2100

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-498-2100

    Category: Insurance Law

  • 6731 West 121st Street, Suite 206

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    913-312-5667

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • Building 40, Suite 1150

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-491-5500

    Category: Insurance Law

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Overland Park, KS 66210-1406

    816-983-8000

    Category: Copyright Law

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64106

    816-983-8000

    Category: Trademark Law

  • 4801 Main Street, Suite 1000

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-983-8000

    Category: Patent Law

  • 4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-753-9200

    Category: Real Estate 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 64108

    816-474-6550

    Category: Labor Law - Management

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-474-6550

    Category: Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700

    816-474-6550

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 2555 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    816-474-6550

    Category: Employment Law - Management

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2000

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-471-7700

    Category: Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

  • 1201 Walnut Street, Suite 2000

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-471-7700

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 712 Broadway, Suite 100

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2140

    816-221-2288

    Category: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

  • 712 Broadway, Suite 100

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-221-2288

    Category: Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

  • One Petticoat Lane, Suite 500

    1010 Walnut Street

    Kansas City, MO 64106-2150

    816-421-2500

    Category: Real Estate Law

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kamuela, MO 64108-2533

    816-753-1000

    Category: Appellate Practice

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64111-7700

    816-753-1000

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-292-2000

    Category: Litigation - Environmental

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Overland Park, KS 66210

    816-292-2000

    Category: Environmental Law

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-292-2000

    Category: Litigation - Environmental

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64105

    816-292-2000

    Category: Commercial Litigation

  • 2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-292-2000

    Category: Insurance Law

  • 40 Corporate Woods, Suite 1250

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64131

    913-234-6100

    Category: Mediation

  • 40 Corporate Woods, Suite 1250

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Leawood, KS 66211

    913-234-6100

    Category: Arbitration

  • 40 Corporate Woods, Suite 1250

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64131-3405

    913-234-6100

    Category: Litigation - Insurance

  • 40 Corporate Woods, Suite 1250

    9401 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    913-234-6100

    Category: Insurance Law

  • 2323 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100

    Leawood, KS 66211

    816-292-7000

    Category: Construction Law

  • 2323 Grand Boulevard, Suite 1100

    Kansas City, KS 66103

    816-292-7000

    Category: Litigation - Construction

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-753-1000

    Category: Litigation and Controversy - Tax

  • 900 West 48th Place, Suite 900

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-753-1000

    Category: Tax Law

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64108

    816-374-3200

    Category: Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • One Kansas City Place, Suite 3800

    1200 Main Street

    Kansas City, MO 64112-1895

    816-374-3200

    Category: Litigation - Securities

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

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Kansas City, MO 64112

    913-498-2100

    Category: Trusts and Estates

  • 32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600

    9225 Indian Creek Parkway

    Blue Springs, MO 64015

    913-498-2100

    Category: Corporate 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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