50 Largest Law Firms


Ingram’s brings you the ranking of the largest law firms in the greater Kansas City area. While many of the players retain the positions they held on this impressive list a year ago, one thing that hasn’t changed is the level of client service, value and integrity these area law firms deliver to both individual and corporate clients.

 

 

1 Shook, Hardy & Bacon

There are national, even global firms, that have a footprint in KC and more attorneys firm-wide, but no firm has more lawyers working in this city than Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Once again, SH&B tops Ingram’s ranking, though it’s getting a run for the title from some competitors. Still, the firm with a global reputation for product-lia-bility defense continues to assert its place in the Kansas City and national legal marketplaces. Among developments over just the past year:

• Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers named Shook its Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year for 2014. It’s been a clean sweep for the firm since the award began a decade ago. Two were honored as product-liability defense lawyers.

• The prestigious Chambers USA 2014 awarded the firm its Band 1 national rating in Products Liability & Mass Torts for its work in tobacco and pharmaceutical cases, toxic tort cases and vehicle-related cases. It also recognized 21 Shook lawyers.

• The firm opened a Denver office by acquiring Sander, Ingebretsen & Wake, a boutique commercial litigation firm in June, just six months after opening an office in Seattle.

• Managing Intellectual Property included SH&B on its list of “highly recommended” intellectual property firms in Missouri, and singled out eight of the firm’s attorneys as IP Stars. In addition, SH&B was named a nationally recommended firm in litigation and intellectual property The Legal 500 United States’ 2014 edition.

• The firm’s flex-time work policy drew accolades from Law360, Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers, citing its family-friendly benefits, policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation.

• In the courtroom, the work of partners Rob Adams and Jon Strongman successfully defended Boston Scientific Corp. in a product-liability lawsuit over the company’s pelvic mesh products.

• Four partners—Dave Erickson, Harvey Kaplan, Frank Kelly, and Ken Reilly—were named Leading Lawyers by The Legal 500.

 

John Murphy, Chairman & Managing Partner

Year Established: 1889

Revenue for 2013: $308,000,000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 281

Partners in KC Area: 128

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 441

Number of Offices: 11

Primary Areas of Practice: Product liability, IP, business litigation, data privacy & security

Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

2 Polsinelli

For each of the past six years, Polsinelli, P.C. has been named the fastest-growing law firm in America. So sayeth The American Lawyer, the venerable New York publication that makes a point of knowing these things. Were that growth concentrated inb KC, the firm would be the region’s largest, but Polsinelli has a broader national footprint, and that is what has driven growth of its overall size.

Within that growth, the health-care practice is shining. Modern Healthcare’s national rankings of Health Care Practices for 2014 pegged Polsinelli as No. 3 nationwide, thanks to more client demand, particularly with issues related to health information, data management and security and complex reimbursement.

The firm has bolstered this practice area with skilled professionals who have served as in-house counsel with national health-care providers, federal offices including the Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services and the Office of Inspector General, and leadership from the American Hospital Association and American Health Lawyers Association.

Health care may be hot, but the firm is growing in other ways, too. Since last year, it has added legal firepower in such areas as real-estate and realty finance, commercial litigation, intellectual property, employee benefits and national govern- ment contracts; it doubled its West Coast presence and open- ed an office in San Francisco. The firm has also been a big backer of the emerging innovation infrastructure in Kansas City, providing support service to Silicon Prairie, an organization that serves tech-company interests, and by inviting emerging and venture-ready clean tech companies to compete in its sixth annual Polsinelli Innovation Competition.

The growth in numbers of attorneys pushed Polsinelli to No. 43 nationwide on this year’s Law360 list.

The firm was founded in 1972 with three attorneys, including its current namesake, Jim Polsinelli. Today, it has 19 offices (including operations on both sides of the state line) and 170 service and industry practice areas. And last fall, it moved its offices a few blocks west, into new headquarters in the Plaza Vista development, which salvaged the failed West Edge project on 48th Street.

 

Russ Welsh, Chairman

Year Established: 1972

Revenue for 2013: $324,529,000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 265

Partners in KC Area: 141

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 637

Number of Offices: 18

Primary Areas of Practice: Real estate, business, tax and estate planning, litigation

Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

3 Stinson Leonard Street

This has been a year of dramatic change at the third-largest firm in the metropolitan area—in almost every way you can think of, save for numbers of local attorneys. What had been Stinson Morrison Hecker merged with the Minneapolis firm Leonard Street Deinard effective Jan. 1, becoming Stinson Leonard Street. The merged firm has 525 lawyers in 14 cities, with nearly a third of them, 170, based in Kansas City.

The firm’s legal services include corporate finance, banking and financial services; energy, environment, mining and natural resources; real estate and construction; and litigation.

In notable cases this past year, the firm:

• Flexed its corporate law muscles with the recent agreement in the HMX bankruptcy case, winning a settlement that blocks former shareholders of the company from receiving any payment on over $20 million in claims until certain creditors had been paid in full. The failed company’s interests had included a pair of clothing brands, Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx.

• Worked on behalf of hometown client Hallmark Cards in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to secure affirmation of a $31.3 million jury verdict involving a trade secret with Monitor Clipper Partners, a private equity firm. Hallmark had a consulting firm connected with Clipper for market research, information that Clipper used to acquire a Hallmark competitor.

• Earned a No. 10 ranking among top law firms in Midwest Real Estate News’ 2014 Best of the Best awards, out of 40 firms considered. The award is determined by the number of real estate transactions each firm’s attorneys worked on in the previous year. That recognition is likely to increase over the next year; following the merger, Stinson now has 80 lawyers working in real-estate services across the Midwest.

• Racked up impressive totals in the prestigious Chambers USA 2014 listings. Nearly 10 percent of the firm’s lawyers, 50 in all, covering 16 practice areas, were cited for their exceptional performance.

• Was rated by BTI Consulting Group in the top 25 percent of premium value firms. The field in the BTI Brand Elite awards consisted of 650 law firms serving large clients. It earned recognition for premium value, bet-the-company work and mover-and-shaker achievements.

 

Mark Hinderks, KC Managing Partner

Year Established: 1878

Revenue for 2013: $155,385,000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 170

Partners in KC Area: 109

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 525

Number of Offices: 14

Primary Areas of Practice: Banking and financial services, corporate finance, energy and environmental,

labor and employment, litigation, real estate, tax

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

4 Lathrop & Gage

How many law firms can boast that a premier client has been with them every step of the way for 141 years? Lathrop & Gage can: The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad was the firm’s first client, and is still on the client roster today as BNSF Railway.

One of the biggest and oldest law firms in Kansas City, Lathrop & Gage was founded in 1873. Now 170 lawyers strong, with 125 other professionals supporting their efforts, the firm has 16 practice areas and litigation services, and works in the fields of financial services, business law, construction and environmental law, health care, product liability, medical malpractice and personal injury, and tax and real estate law. Among the industries served are agribusiness, life sciences, technology, education, health care and transportation.

Over the past year, developments at the firm included:

• Three lawyers with the firm won a federal appeals court ruling in the 8th Circuit, setting the stage for a potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether the Equal Credit Opportunity Act applies to guarantors of loans in the same way it applies to applicants. The case stemmed from a claim against a local client, Raymore Community Bank, but the ruling conflicts with other circuit court determinations, setting up the possibility of Supreme Court review for a case that could have implications for banks nationwide.

• Three other attorneys won a reversal from the 10th Circuit on behalf of Lyon Salt Co. The ruling held the company’s insurer liable for $7.5 million in damages from an underground leak into one of its mines.

• The firm was ranked by Midwest Real Estate News as a Best of the Best Law Firm in 2014. The 275 real-estate transactions completed by its lawyers in 2013 earned 23rd place on the publication’s 40 Best of the Best Law Firms list.

• And in a case that shows just how the stakes can be high where the laymen among us might least expect them, the firm won a milestone decision on behalf of Munchkin, Inc., over the design of a toddler’s sippy cup. It was in the first inter partes review of a design patent under America Invents Act. The case went in the books as the only design patent ever invalidated through that review process.

 

Mark Bluhm, CEO

Year Established: 1873

Revenue for 2013: $145,258,000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 170

Partners in KC Area: 109

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 314

Number of Offices: 11

Primary Areas of Practice: Business law, employment law and benefits, environmental and health care law, IP, real estate

and tax services, tort, wealth strategies, litigation

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

5 Husch Blackwell

Law firms do more than serve businesses that thrive on innovation; they can demonstrate some of that quality themselves. Nowhere has that been more evident in recent years perhaps than at Husch Blackwell, which made the move several years ago to eliminate traditional practice groups altogether. This wasn’t quite an apostasy in admin circles, but it certainly gets the attention of others in that sector.

Instead, the firm has lawyers grouped on the service industry they specialize in, and has defined six industry groups that will be made up of teams with skills in corporate, IP and employment law, as well as litigation. Those sectors are energy and natural resources; financial services; food and agribusiness; health care, life sciences and pharmaceuticals; real estate, development and construction; and technology, manufacturing and transportation. Each group contains a cross section of attorneys from various disciplines within the firm, including corporate, intellectual property, litigation, and labor and employment.

The firm has offices in six states, covering 15 cities, including the nation’s capital, and in London. It attained its present structure in 2008, with the merger of St. Louis-based Husch & Eppenberger and Kansas City’s Blackwell Sanders. That immediately created one of the nation’s Top 100 firms, based on revenues.

More recently, the firm has been recognized:

• By Corporate Counsel magazine as a 2014 Go-To Law Firm for litigation and labor and employment law. That award, from the 11th annual “In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies” guide, was based on recommendations by 15 Fortune 500 companies.

• By Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women in 2012, based on family-friendly policies and efforts to non only retaining women on the staff, but to advance them into leadership roles.

• By the American Health Lawyers Association as the No. 5 firm in the U.S. on its 2014 Top Honors list, which included 141 member firms. Husch Blackwell was ranked No. 1 in the south-central region, and had more association members in Missouri and Texas than any other law firm.

• By Intellectual Property Today as No. 15 among 153 firms and individuals in trademark law for 2013.

 

Maurice Watson, Chairman; Jeff Simon, KC Managing Partner

Year Established: 1916

Revenue for 2013: $302,058,000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 132

Partners in KC Area: 85

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 514

Number of Offices: 15

Primary Areas of Practice: Energy, financial services, food and agri-business, health care, industrial production, real

estate and technology

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo. and St. Louis, Mo.

 

6 Bryan Cave

A leading firm in business and litigation, Bryan Cave has global reach with a diverse client base, including businesses, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations, government entities and individual clients. It has more than 1,100 lawyers and consulting professionals in 24 offices worldwide.


1200 Main St., Suite 3500, Kansas City, MO 64105

816.374.3200, Fax: 816.374.3300, www.bryancave.com


Perry Brandt, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1988

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 77

Partners in KC Area: 28

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 1,068

Number of Offices: 26

Primary Areas of Practice: Commercial litigation, bankruptcy, labor and employment, lending and business finance, life

sciences, m&a, public finance, real estate, securities, trust and estates

Company Headquarters: St. Louis, Mo.

 

7 Spencer Fane Britt & Browne

In the sweet spot between super-size and boutique firms, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne is a full-service firm that handles trial and appellate work in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts throughout the country. It operates in a broad range of legal concentrations.


1000 Walnut St., Suite 1400, Kansas City, MO 64106

816.474.8100, Fax: 816.474.3216, www.spencerfane.com


Patrick Whalen, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1952

Revenue for 2013: $43,330,000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 71

Partners in KC Area: 42

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: DD

Number of Offices: 6

Primary Areas of Practice: Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, corporate, employee benefits, environmental, estate

planning, financial services, governmental affairs, health care, IP, litigation and dispute resolution

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

8 Dentons

The global firm Dentons traces its American lineage to 1906, with the found- ing of what would eventually become Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal. That firm merged in 2010 with a London-based firm that dates to colonial times. Now flying the banner of Dentons, the firm is now one of the world’s 10 largest, with offices in 79 cities in 52 countries around the world.


4520 Main St., Suite 1100, Kansas City, MO 64111

816.460.2400, Fax: 816.531.7545, www.dentons.com


John Snyder, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1994

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 53

Partners in KC Area: 27

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 2,600

Number of Offices: 79

Primary Areas of Practice: Corp., litigation, real estate, IP/tech., labor law, insur. regulatory, energy and utility, tax,

healthcare, white collar and government investigations

Company Headquarters: The firm operates without a headquarters structure.

 

9 Siegfried Bingham

Serving sectors in construction, equipment dealerships and associations, health care, restaurant and hospitality, sports and entertainment, trucking companies and dealers, the firm has 17 key practice areas. Though a mid-size firm, it represents several prominent organizations in this market: Chiefs , Applebee’s, United Way, Helzberg Diamonds, Merrill Lynch, H&R Block and J.E. Dunn Construction Group.


911 Main St., Suite 2800, Kansas City, MO 64105

816.421.4460, Fax: 816.474.3447, www.seigfreidbingham.com


Steve Kyle, CEO, effective Oct. 1, 2014

Year Established: 1974

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 43

Partners in KC Area: 24

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 43

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Corporate, litigation, health care,

employment, construction, estate planning, real estate, tax

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

10 Wallace Saunders Austin Brown & Enochs

With practice groups covering business, health and worker’s compensation, as well as litigation services in professional and product liability, insurance and criminal law, Wallace Saunders has amassed a team of more than 50 lawyers practicing across the two-state region. Since its founding in 1963, the firm has grown to cover KC, Overland Park as well as Springfield, Mo., and Wichita, Kan.


10111 W. 87th St.., Overland Park, KS 66212

913.888.1000, Fax: 913.888.1065, www.wallacesaunders.com


Karl Kuckelman, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1963

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 39

Partners in KC Area: 26

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 56

Number of Offices: 3

Primary Areas of Practice: Litigation, insurance, professional liability, construction and design, transportation and

trucking, employment, product liability.

Company Headquarters: Overland Park, Kan.

 

11 Kutak Rock

Kutak Rock operates offices in 11 states and the nation’s capital. The firm now has 436 lawyers primarily practicing business and corporate law, public finance, litigation and real estate law. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations and investment banking and major money-center banks in the U.S., Europe and Asia, insurance companies, national real estate investors and developers, national franchising enterprises and other financial institutions and businesses.


1010 Grand Blvd., Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64106

816.960.0090, Fax: 816.960.0041, www.kutakrock.com


Jay Selanders, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1994

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 38

Partners in KC Area: 25

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 436

Number of Offices: 17

Primary Areas of Practice: Litigation, real estate, public and corporate finance, health care, corporate tax, securities/tax

credit, intellectual property/tech, automotive finance

Company Headquarters: Omaha, Neb.

 

12 McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips

McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips has assisted a range of clients—for-profit, not-for-profit and government—for individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500, and real estate law, financial institution law, litigation, and not-for-profit law. MVP practices in six states: Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska.


10 E. Cambridge Circle Dr., Suite 300, Kansas City, KS 66103

913.371.3838, Fax: 913.371.4722, www.mvplaw.com


Fred Greenbaum, President

Year Established: 1901

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 36

Partners in KC Area: 29

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 55

Number of Offices: 3

Primary Areas of Practice: Business, banking/finance, labor law, litigation, education, govt/municipalities, real estate,

professional liability, personal and product liability, transportation

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Kan.

 

13 McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan

McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan is known for its skills in commercial transactions, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, and business law. Its expertise covers two dozen practice areas, including real-estate transactions, contracts, commercial construction, tax and estate planning, employment and labor law, and family law. The firm’s staff of lawyers works from offices in KC, Overland Park and Springfield.


605 W. 47th St., Suite 350, Kansas City, MO 64112

816.753.5400, Fax: 816.753.9996, www.mcdowellrice.com


Pete Smith, President

Year Established: 1947

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 33

Partners in KC Area: 20

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 33

Number of Offices: 2

Primary Areas of Practice: Civil and complex litigation, bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, real estate, estate planning,

employment, malpractice, business, family law

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

14 Gilmore & Bell

Gilmore & Bell has a strong track record as a national leader in the art of public-finance transactions; last year, it was No. 1 in the nation in numbers of issues as bond counsel, and 12th in dollar volume. Based in KC, it has offices in Wichita and St. Louis, as well as Omaha and Lincoln, Neb. Its clients are primarily states,
counties, cities, school districts and governmental entities.


2405 Grand Blvd., Suite 1100, Kansas City, MO 64108

816.221.1000, Fax: 816.221.1018, www.gilmorebell.com


Gary Anderson, President/CEO

Year Established: 1979

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 32

Partners in KC Area: 25

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 51

Number of Offices: 5

Primary Areas of Practice: Public-finance, bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel, tax-exempt financings, commercial-

corporate finance and securities law

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

15 Foland Wickens Eisfelder Roper & Hofer

Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer is a premier civil litigation firm, handling large and complex cases for individuals and businesses. Its litigation services cover such areas as commercial and business law, construction, employment law, financial services, health care and insurance law, product and professional liability, transportation law and worker’s compensation. The firm also offers mediation and arbitration services, as well as alternative dispute resolution.


911 Main St., 30th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105

816.472.7474, Fax: 816.472.6262, www.fwpclaw.com


Joe Roper, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1997

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 30

Partners in KC Area: 7

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 30

Number of Offices: 2

Primary Areas of Practice: Litigation

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

16 Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt

The trial lawyers at Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt bring considerable experience to their tasks in state and federal courts and appellate courts across the nation. With expertise in a dozen practice areas, they also serve clients in state and federal administrative hearings, FINRA and AAA arbitrations, and court-ordered and private mediation proceedings.


2600 Grand Blvd., Suite 1200, Kansas City, MO 64108

816.561.7007, Fax: 816.561.1888, www.berkowitzoliver.com


David Oliver, Member of Management Committee

Year Established: 1997

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 28

Partners in KC Area: 21

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 29

Number of Offices: 2

Practice Areas: Accounting and prof. liability, class-action defense, commercial litigation, mass tort/toxic tort, creditor

rights, employment, franchise and IP law

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

17 Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

Litigation defense—from medical malpractice to personal injury actions, from product liability to class-action lawsuits and more—defines the KC law firm of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice. With more than a dozen practice areas, the firm’s client list includes companies from such diverse sectors as aerospace, auto-motive and trucking, financial services, construction, health care, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, insurance, hospitality, retail and food and beverage.


2400 Pershing Road, Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64108

816.471.2121, Fax: 816.472.0288, www.bscr-law.com


Tom Sterchi, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1982

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 28

Partners in KC Area: 23

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 39

Number of Offices: 2

Practice Areas: Civil & complex litigation, product liability, commercia law, employment law, toxic-tort/environmental law.

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

18 Wagstaff & Cartmell

Arbitration, mediation and negotiation are starting points, but when a case must go to litigation, Wagstaff & Cartmell is considered a leading firm for its acumen in complex commercial cases, lawsuits involving drugs and medical devices, environmental/exposures cases, instances of medical, product or professional liability and trucking accidents. The firm also provides defense counsel for complex criminal litigation, white-collar crime and corporate criminal investigations.


4740 Grand Ave., Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64112

816.701.1100, Fax: 816.531.2372, www.wagstaffcartmell.com


Tom Wagstaff, Tom Cartmell, Partners

Year Established: 1997

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 28

Partners in KC Area: 19

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 27

Number of Offices: 2

Primary Areas of Practice: Complex commercial litigation

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

19 Armstrong Teasdale

Innovation and collaboration are foundational principles for Armstrong Teasdale, the Clayton, Mo.-based firm with offices in KC, Overland Park, Springfield, Belleville, Ill., Las Vegas, Reno and in Shanghai, China. The firm combines a strong litigation presence with a deep roster of services in business law and intellectual property law, where it operates the largest patent practice in the St. Louis region.


2345 Grand Blvd., Suite 1500, Kansas City, MO 64108

816.221.3420, Fax: 816.221.0786, www.armstrongteasdale.com


Larry Tucker, Managing Attorney

Year Established: 1901

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 27

Partners in KC Area: 22

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 247

Number of Offices: 8

Primary Areas of Practice: Litigation, employment and labor, intellectual property, franchise, public finance, corporate

services, real estate

Company Headquarters: St. Louis, Mo.

 

20 Sanders Warren & Russell

A strong client base of insurance companies—more than 50 brokers, in all—anchors a key segment of the workload at Sanders Warren & Russell, but insurance law is by no means all this Overland Park firm does. Its staff practices across a broad array of 15 business-law specialties, from construction law to product liability, tax planning to intellectual property and more. Founded in 1999, the firm also has offices in south Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.


9401 Indian Creek Pkwy., Suite 1250, Overland Park, KS 66210

913.234.6100, Fax: 913.234.6199, www.swrllp.com


William Sanders, Jr., Roger Warren, Bradley Russell, Management Committee

Year Established: 1999

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 27

Partners in KC Area: 21

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 30

Number of Offices: 3

Primary Areas of Practice: Litigation and corporate law

Company Headquarters: Overland Park, Kan.

 

21 Lewis, Rice & Fingersh

For more than 100 years, St. Louis-based Lewis, Rice & Fingersh has served individuals, as well as business clients ranging from small companies to national firms. It offers services to companies in the financial services, manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, publishing, broadcasting, health care and insurance sectors. It also has a strong concentration on real estate law, where its lawyers work with municipal governments, brokers and developers.


1010 Walnut St., Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64106

816.421.2500, Fax: 816.472.2500, www.lewisrice.com


Bill Carr, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1948

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 26

Partners in KC Area: 15

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 159

Number of Offices: 7

Primary Areas of Practice: Real estate, business, tax and estate planning, litigation

Company Headquarters: St. Louis, Mo.

 

22 Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes

Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes successfully navigates three areas of law. One pillar of that work involves catastrophic loss, involving things like transportation-related accidents or defective products; another is its construction, pre-paid card and commercial law practice, serving entrepreneurs, business owners and small- to mid-sized companies; and medical malpractice defense for hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals.


5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400, Overland Park, KS 66211

913.387.1600, Fax: 913.387.6400, www.dfrglaw.com


Evan Douthit, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1995

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 26

Partners in KC Area: 11

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 26

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Catastrophic loss, commercial law, medical malpractice

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

23 Franke, Schultz & Mullen

Corporate defense is the essence of what the lawyers from Franke Schultz & Mullen do. The KC firm has offices in St. Louis and Springfield and serves clients in commercial and business litigation to construction and employment law. Partners have tried more than 400 civil cases before juries. Clients include Phillips Petroleum, Shell Oil, Conoco-Phillips, Ford Motor Credit, Marriott and Domino’s Pizza.


8900 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114

816.421.7100, Fax: 816.421.7915, www.fsmlawfirm.com


John Schultz, President

Year Established: 1992

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 25

Partners in KC Area: 14

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 26

Number of Offices: 3

Primary Areas of Practice: Commercial litigation, products liability, trucking and automobile litigation, construction

litigation, insurance coverage

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

24 South & Associates

The industry shorthand is default-servicing, which means resolving difficult issues when a deal goes bad. That’s where South & Associates excels, offering services that cover foreclosure and bankruptcy, eviction, title resolution and loss mitigation, among others. Based in Overland Park, the firm also has offices in Wichita, St. Louis, Omaha and Des Moines, providing coverage that allows it to operate in every county of the four-state area.


6363 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211

913.663.7600, Fax: 913.663.7899, www.southlaw.com


Alan South, Managing Attorney

Year Established: 1995

Revenue for 2013: $17,100,000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 24

Partners in KC Area: 11

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 34

Number of Offices: 5

Primary Areas of Practice: Creditor’s rights

Company Headquarters: Overland Park, Kan.

 

25 Ramussen Willis Dickey & Moore

Founded in 1996, Rasmussen, Willis, Dickey & Moore, L.L.C. serves as trial counsel on a nationwide basis for its clients in a broad range of lawsuits, including the defense of serious product liability and personal injury claims, medical and professional malpractice, commercial disputes, and employment and construction law cases.


9200 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64114

816.960.1611, Fax: 816.960.1669, www.rwdmlaw.com


Dyanna Ballou, CEO

Year Established: 1996

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 23

Partners in KC Area: 12

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 27

Number of Offices: 3

Primary Areas of Practice: Product liability, professional liability, commercial litigation, insurance defense.

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

26 Stueve Siegel Hanson

From business disputes involving large companies to consumer and securities fraud, personal injury and whistleblower protection, the lawyers at Stueve Siegel Hanson have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for their clients. It produces favorable settlements or awards large multinational concerns, like Seaboard Corp., as well as individuals in David-vs.-Goliath legal battles against big firms.


460 Nichols Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64112

816.714.7100, Fax: 816.714.7101, www.stuevesiegel.com


Patrick Stueve, Norman Siegel, George Hanson

Year Established: 2001

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 23

Partners in KC Area: 9

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 28

Number of Offices: 2

Practice Areas: Antitrust/breach of contract/IP/franchise disputes/fraud and misrepresentation/RICO violations); consumer

fraud; securities fraud; personal injury

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

27 White, Goss, Bowers, March, Schulte & Weisenfels

Within the vital real-estate development arena, White Goss Bowers March Schulte & Weisenfels focuses on land use, economic-development incentives and real estate development and transactions. The firm, based in KC, also sports a strong suite of services for business litigation, conflict resolution, mergers and acquisitions, employment law and white collar criminal litigation. Among its clients are local firms like Kansas City Life, Commerce Bank, Waddell & Reed and Freightquote.


4510 Belleview, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64111

816.753.9200, Fax: 816.753.9201, www.whitegoss.com


Harold Goss, Managing Partner

Year Established: 2000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 22

Partners in KC Area: 12

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 24

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Land use, zoning, real estate, corporate, litigation

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

28 Foulston Siefkin

Headquartered in Wichita, where it’s one of the biggest firms in the state’s biggest city, Foulston Siefkin covers the waterfront with nearly 50 practice areas, the vast majority of which fall under the broad category of business law.
Consequently, it has a diverse client base—from individuals and emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies—in sectors vital to the Kansas economy: aerospace, agribusiness, construction, energy, education, financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail, real estate, and technology sectors.


1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67206

316.267.6371, Fax: 316.267.6345, www.foulston.com


James Oliver, Partner-in-Charge

Year Established: 2001

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 22

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 88

Number of Offices: 5

Primary Areas of Practice: Full-service business law firm

Company Headquarters: Wichita, Kan.

 

29 Hovey Williams

Patents, Trademarks and All Things IP are the stock in trade for this Overland Park firm founded nearly 85 years ago. Copyright law, trade secrets and intellectual property litigation are also key services available to clients. The firm’s strong embrace of entrepreneurship runs to its founders, who hung up the shingle just weeks before the stock market crash of 1929 but none-theless managed the firm’s rise throughout the Great Depression.


10801 Mastin St., Suite 1000, Overland Park, KS 66210

913.647.9050, Fax: 913.647.9057, www.hoveywilliams.com


Management Committee

Year Established: 1929

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 21

Partners in KC Area: 8

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 24

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Intellectual property

Company Headquarters: Overland Park, Kan.

 

30 Payne & Jones

Payne & Jones is among the larger full-service Kansas law firms operating in Johnson County, and its impressive roster of practice areas shows that’s not an idle boast: Nearly 50 aspects of business, family and criminal law offer strong assurances that individual or corporate clients will find what they need to meet their legal challenges. Its broad areas of practice include business law, family law and estate planning, litigation and personal injury cases, and real-estate law.

 

11000 King, Overland Park, KS 66211

913.469.4100 , Fax: 913.469.8182, www.paynejones.com

 

Jodee Olson Lanning, Managing Officer

Year Established: 1926

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 21

Partners in KC Area: 16

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 22

Number of Offices: 1

Practice Areas: Civil litigation; business; estates, trusts and probate, domestic

Company Headquarters: Overland Park, Kan.

 

31 Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore

Dysart Taylor serves a broad caseload in business law. It handles cases involving transportation, financial services, construction, insurance, labor law, intellectual property, tax law and real estate law, but also works in appellate law and in arbitration and mediation.

 

4420 Madison Ave., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64111

816.931.2700, Fax: 816.931.7377, www.dysarttaylor.com

 

John Wilcox, Managing Director

Year Established: 1934

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 21

Partners in KC Area: 15

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 21

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Aviation; business & corporate; commercial and bankruptcy; construction; estate planning and

probate; tax, insurance and IP law, labor law, litigation and dispute resolution; product liability, transportation

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

32 Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith

One of Topeka’s oldest and largest firms, Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith has evol-ved from a general practice firm to offer a robust lineup of business-law expertise. It handles financial services and civil rights cases, bankruptcies, construction
litigation, government liability, medical malpractice, product and professional liability, insurance law and deals in real-estate and zoning law, among others.

 

3550 S.W. Fifth St., Topeka, KS 66601

785.232.7761, Fax: 785.232.6604, www.fisherpatterson.com

 

Justice King, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1909

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 20

Partners in KC Area: 12

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 20

Number of Offices: 2

Primary Areas of Practice: Insurance defense litigation, governmental liability defense, employment and civil rights

litigation, medical malpractice defense

Company Headquarters: Topeka, Kan.

 

33 Morrow Willnauer Klosterman Church

Headquartered in Kansas City, with an office in Omaha, Morrow Willnauer Klosterman Church is more than a regional firm; it also represents clients nationwide—whether they’re companies, local governments or individuals—with services in civil litigation, workers’ compensation and corporate law. The firm’s member lawyers have taken part in more than 150 jury trials.

 

10401 Holmes, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64131

816.382.1382, Fax: 816.382.1383, www.mwklaw.com

 

James Morrow, Managing Member

Year Established: 1999

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 20

Partners in KC Area: 8

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 22

Number of Offices: 3

Primary Areas of Practice: Business litigation, casualty litigation, workers compensation, tax, estate planning

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

34 Blake & Uhlig

Labor law defines the practice of Blake & Uhlig, where the caseload reflects the firm’s commitment to advancing and protecting labor rights. That means representing labor organizations governed by the National Labor Relations Act and public-sector labor laws, with services that include work in federal and state courts, in arbitration and before government agencies that form a rich brew of alphabet soup: NLRA, FAA, FLSA, OSHA, WARN, LMRDA, UAA, ADA, ADEA and Title VII. The firm also provides guidance on internal governance for union clients.

 

753 State Ave., Suite 475, Kansas City, KS 66101

913.321.8884, Fax: 913.321.2396, www.blake-uhlig.com

 

Robert Henry, Partner

Year Established: 1972

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 20

Partners in KC Area: 7

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 20

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Labor law and employee benefits

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Kan.

 

35 Horn Aylward & Bandy

Key members of Horn Aylward & Bandy started their firm in 1999. The KC firm has 19 lawyers and five paralegals working in nine practice areas, with a heavy emphasis on litigation. Their primary focus areas are civil and business litigation, class-action cases, employment law and insurance defense, medical malpractice cases and actions involving nursing homes and long-term care providers, product and professional liability, construction, transportation and health-care law.

 

2600 Grand Blvd., Suite 1100, Kansas City, MO 64108

816.421.0700, Fax: 816.421.0899, www.hab-law.com

 

Management Committee

Year Established: 1999

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 19

Partners in KC Area: 12

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 19

Number of Offices: 1

Practice Areas: Civil, business litigation, class-action, business and insurance law

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

36 Humphrey Farrington McClain

Humphrey Farrington McClain has been involved in some of the biggest insurance settlements and jury-delivered damage awards in Missouri history, and handles a wide range of personal-injury cases as well as a business law caseload.

 

221 W. Lexington Ave #400, Independence, MO 64050

816.836.5050, Fax: 816.836.8966, www.hfmlegal.com

 

Rachelle Johnson, Office Manager

Year Established: 1984

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 19

Partners in KC Area: 10

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 19

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Personal injury settlements and litigation; business law, sex-abuse litigation, trusts and estates

Company Headquarters: Independence, Mo.

 

37 Baty Holm Numrich & Otto

Litigation expertise defines the staff at Baty Holm Numrich & Otto, which specializes in civil litigation, cases involving workers’ compensation claims, and general business law. Within those broad areas, its staff will deal with claims involving personal injury, professional liability, or construction defects, employment law, product liability and more. Headquartered in Kansas City, the firm also has offices in suburban St. Louis and Springfield and in Shawnee.

 

4600 Madison Ave., Suite 210, Kansas City, MO 64112

816.531.7200, Fax: 816.531.7201, www.batyholm.com

 

Lee Baty, Managing Partner

Year Established: 1929

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 19

Partners in KC Area: 9

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 19

Number of Offices: 4

Primary Areas of Practice: Civil litigation, workers compensation, business law

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

38 Walters Bender Stronbehn & Vaughan

Since its founding in 1991, the firm of Walters, Bender, Strohbehn & Vaughan has been represented clients in hundreds of jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations across the country. The trial practice runs broad and deep, covering class actions, securities litigation, premises and product liability, anti-trust violations, insurance law, personal injury, construction law, complex trust litigation, patent and copyright litigation, and medical and professional negligence.

 

1100 Main St., Suite 2500, Kansas City, MO 64105

816.421.6620, Fax: 816.421.4747, www.wbsvlaw.com

 

Fred Walters, Managing Shareholder

Year Established: 1991

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 18

Partners in KC Area: 9

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 18

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Litigation services

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

39 Slagle Bernard & Gorman

Launched in 1936 after a Houston-based firm pulled out of the KC market, Slagle, Bernard & Gorman is a full-service personal, business and litigation firm. The business practice areas include corporate law, business formation, estate planning,
partnerships, finance, acquisitions/dispositions, securities, real estate, tax exempt organizations, pension and profit-sharing and employee benefits. The litigation side is experienced in construction, contract disputes, antitrust, securities law, corporate officer and director liability, bankruptcy, employment, federal and state tax litigation.

 

4600 Madison Ave., Suite 600, Kansas City, MO 64112

816.410.4600, Fax: 816.561.4498, www.sbg-law.com

Year Established: 1936

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 18

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 18

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Full-service personal, business and litigation firm

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

40 Swanson Midgley

One of KC’s oldest law firms, Swanson Midgley was founded in 1886 and has found a formula for success by excelling in business law, estate planning and litigation. The business law practice encompasses a wide range of concentrations: banking and finance, corporate finance, real estate and tax and intellectual property law. It supports those areas with a robust litigation section that covers 20 specialties.

 

4600 Madison Ave., Suite 1100, Kansas City, MO 64112

816.842.6100, Fax: 816.842.0013, www.swansonmidgley.com

 

Daniel V. Hiatt, Sr. Managing Member

Year Established: 1886

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 17

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 17

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Bankruptcy, corporate, estate planning, domestic, commercial litigation

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

41 Dunn & Davidson

Dunn & Davison specializes not just in the boilerplate cases of business law involving banking and financial services, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights or employment law, but in more complex cases, like those involving catastrophic loss, product liability and even railroad regulatory issues. One of the youngest of the region’s large firms—it was founded in 2009—the firm touts its mix of young innovators and experienced legal professionals.

 

1100 Walnut St., Suite 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106

816.292.7600, Fax: 816.292.7601, www.dunndavison.com

 

Brian Dunn, Jeff Davison, Managing Partners

Year Established: 2009

Revenue for 2013: $5,363,000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 16

Partners in KC Area: 6

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 19

Number of Offices: 7

Primary Areas of Practice: Construction law, business transactions, banking law, ERISA, employment law, estate planning

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

42 Rouse Hendricks German May

Financial services, construction, energy, health care, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications—the business clients of Rouse Hendricks German May hail from those sectors and others, but the firm’s representation isn’t limited to big business. Private companies, and small start-ups are as likely to be found on the client roster as are major corporations, domestic and international, and not-for-profit organizations, whether as plaintiffs or defendants.

 

1201 Walnut St., 20th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106

816.471.7700, Fax: 816.471.2221, www.rhgm.com

 

Kris Riddell, Office Manager

Year Established: 1992

Revenue for 2013: $7,000,000

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 16

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 16

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Business litigation

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

43 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

A national presence in employment law, the firm of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart is based in the Southeast, co-headquartered in Atlanta and Greenville, S.C. But it maintains a strong presence in KC with its office on the Country Club Plaza. Workplace and labor issues are a staple of what the firm does, but it also has concentrations in construction law, higher education and sports and entertainment.

 

4520 Main St., Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64111

816.471.1301, Fax: 816.471.1303, www.ogletreedeakins.com

 

Trina Le Riche, Managing Shareholder

Year Established: 2005

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 16

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 668

Number of Offices: 44

Primary Areas of Practice: Employment law, traditional labor relations, wage and hour, employee benefits, sports and

entertainment

Company Headquarters: Greenville, S.C. & Atlanta, Ga.

 

44 Levy Craig Law Firm

With 11 practice areas, the Levy Craig Law Firm is a full-service operation that covers fundamental business-law sectors like banking, construction, real estate, M&A, but it also has staked out a presence in family law, trusts and estates, and has a significant litigation practice, as well. Now nearly 90 years old, the firm assists individuals and small and large business corporate law matters.

1301 Oak St., Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64106
816.474.8181, Fax: 816.471.2186, www.levycraig.com

Robert Pitkin, President
Year Established: 1925
Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 15 Partners in KC Area: DD
Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 15 Number of Offices: 3
Primary Areas of Practice: Real estate,
banking, surety, construction, corporate, family law
Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

45 Shaffer Lombardo Shurin

Founded in 1994, Shaffer Lombardo Shurin is a multi-specialty firm with lawyers who practice in diverse concentrations for defendants and plaintiffs alike. It handles complex litigation and individual client needs, and has been involved in cases with millions of dollars in damages at stake.

 

911 Main Street, Suite 2000, Kansas City, MO 64105

816.931.0500, Fax: 816.931.5775, www.sls-law.com

 

Sharlyne Narr, Office Manager

Year Established: 1994

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 14

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 14

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Litigation, administrative and business law, real estate and health-care law, estate planning

services

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

46 Evans & Mullinix

Large corporations and small businesses alike can be found on the client roster for Evans and Mullinix, a nearly 40-year-old Shawnee firm that deals with business and financial services law, real-estate law and family law. In addition, the firm’s lawyers handle bankruptcy cases and provide estate planning, as well as litigation services.

 

7225 Renner Road, Suite 200, Shawnee, KS 66217

913.962.8700, Fax: 913.962.8701, www.evans-mullinix.com

 

Richard Wallace, President

Year Established: 1974

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 13

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 13

Number of Offices: 1

Practice Areas: Business, financial services, tax, real estate and family law

Company Headquarters: Shawnee, Kan.

 

47 Van Osdol & Magruder

Van Osdol & Magruder bills itself as “The Biggest Little Law Firm in Kansas City” because it tackles a wide array of business law disciplines, estate planning and probate services and work for nonprofit organizations, all with a comparatively compact staff of lawyers. Among its concentrations are entrepreneurial & IP law, family, labor and real estate law,
and litigation services.

 

911 Main St., Suite 2400, Kansas City, MO 64105

816.421.0644, Fax: 816.421.0758, www.vomer.com

 

Tom Willy, President

Year Established: 1940

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 13

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 13

Number of Offices: 3

Primary Areas of Practice: Business, estate planning, probate, non-profit law

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

48 Simpson Logback Lynch Norris

Just 13 lawyers strong, Simpson Logback Lynch and Norris punches well above its weight with 18 markedly varied practice areas. One area of specialization within that range is administrative law, and increasingly complex and burdensome area for small businesses in particular. But the firm also operates in financial services law, corporate and business law, construction, health care and insurance law, real estate and zoning law, to name just a few.

 

7400 W. 110th Street, Suite 600, Overland Park, KS 66210

913.342.2500, Fax: 913.342.0603 www.slln.com

 

Janet Simpson, President

Year Established: 1980

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 13

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 13

Number of Offices: 2

Primary Areas of Practice: Administrative law, business law, litigation.

Company Headquarters: Overland Park, KS.

 

49 Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer

Another Wichita-based firm, Martin Pringle, maintains a strong presence in Kansas City, with offices near the Country Club Plaza and in Overland Park. A full-service firm—its slogan is “Yes, we do that”—Martin Pringle is a general civil, trial and appellate practice. Among its varied areas of expertise are aviation law, business and commercial law, employment law, banking, creditor’s rights, medical malpractice defense, environmental, insurance and energy law.

 

6900 College Blvd., Suite 700, Overland Park, KS 66211

913.491.5500, Fax: 913.491.3341, www.martinpringle.com

 

Scott Tschudy, Attorney/Executive Committee Member

Year Established: 1996

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 13

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 45

Number of Offices: 3

Primary Areas of Practice: Full-service law firm with extensive business concentrations

Company Headquarters: Wichita, Kan.

 

50 Schlee Huber McMullen & Krause

Varied practice areas, including business litigation, employment law, insurance law, personal injury and product liability litigation, and real-estate and insurance law. The founding partners, all with big-firm experience, pride themselves on use of technology and their ability to control overhead costs to give clients the kind of service they might expect of the biggest firms, at affordable rates.

 

4050 Pennsylvania, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64111

913.931.3500, Fax: 913.931.3553, www.schleehuber.com

 

David Schlee, President

Year Established: 1998

Number of Lawyers in KC Area: 13

Partners in KC Area: DD

Number of Lawyers Firm-Wide: 13

Number of Offices: 1

Primary Areas of Practice: Business, labor, real estate and

insurance law, personal injury/product liability litigation, environmental law

Company Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

 

Methodology

Ingram’s efforts to identify the largest law firms in the region start with the same in-house research that produces our annual published list of the Top 25 firms in the area, and based on end-of-year numbers of lawyers for 2013. In the event of a tie, firms were ranked by the numbers of partners. Additional research included information available from known law firms’ Web sites. We also directly contacted firms to gather their key numbers for lawyers on staff at year-end, numbers of partners and other information. While we believe it to be a comprehensive accounting of the largest firms, we can’t exclude the possibility that some firms that belong on this list aren’t included here. If so, please call us at 816.268.6402, or e-mail Editorial@Ingrams.com, so we can ensure the integrity of our 2014 update to this important roster.

 

 

 

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