RECENT NEWS

         
 

December 2014:  Lee Baty and Theresa Otto were named Top 100 attorneys for litigation in Kansas by American Society of Legal Advocates. John Gates was selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Litigation lawyers in Kansas by ASLA.

November 2014:  Our Firm was included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms," which recognizes firms for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record.

November 2014:  Chris Hillman recovered over $150,000 on fire loss on behalf of an insurer carrier in a subrogation claim.

October 2014:  Theresa OttoTodd Johnson and John Gates were named "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal.

October 2014:  Lee Baty, Ken Holm, Bob Numrich, Theresa Otto and Todd Johnson were each named again by their peers as Missouri/Kansas “Super Lawyers” after a peer review survey to identify the top five-percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas.  Todd Johnson was named as a Top 50 lawyer in Kansas City and a Top 100 lawyer in Missouri and Kansas.  John Gates, Molly Westering and Clay Fielder were also named again as “Rising Stars” in Missouri and Kansas. 

September 2014
:  Lee Baty was included again in Best Lawyers in America, which is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. 

August 2014:  Steve Snead joined the Firm as a shareholder.  Steve concentrates his practice on civil litigation, including insurance defense, commercial general liability litigation, motor vehicle and trucking litigation, business litigation, construction/design litigation, employment litigation, premises liability, products liability and professional liability (healthcare providers, real estate professionals, and lawyers). 

April 2014:  Jake Doleshal joined the Firm as an associate.  Jake’s practice areas include construction law, construction defect law, mechanic’s liens, business torts, personal injury, real estate law, and landlord-tenant 

January 2014:  Theresa Otto was named one of KC Business Magazine's "Influential Women," which recognizes Kansas City's most outstanding female civic and business leaders.

January 2014:  Todd Johnson obtained summary judgment in a premises liability claim for a national retailer in the District Court of Shawnee County, Kansas.

January 2014:  Todd Johnson obtained dismissal of premises liability claims for a national retailer in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas

January 2014:  Elizabeth Murray joined the law firm as an associate attorney.  Elizabeth, a former prosecutor, will handle matters involving personal injuries, business disputes, insurance coverage, and other areas of civil litigation.

October 2013:  Lee BatyKen HolmBob Numrich,Theresa Otto and Todd Johnson were each named again by their peers as Missouri/Kansas “Super Lawyers” after a peer review survey to identify the top five-percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas. Theresa was named to the "Top 50" Women Missouri and Kansas "Super Lawyers." John GatesMolly Westering and Clay Fielder were also named again as “Rising Stars” in Missouri and Kansas. 

October 2013:  Todd Johnson and John Gates were named "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal. 

September 2013:  Theresa Otto and John Gates defended a trucking company in a jury trial in Wyandotte County, Kansas, a traditionally plaintiff-oriented venue.  The plaintiff claimed a catastrophic injury and called five liability and damage experts.  The jury awarded significantly less than the pre-trial offer. 

September 2013:  Lee Baty was included again in Best Lawyers in America, which is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.  

May 2013:  Todd Johnson and John Gates each received an "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded for legal abilities and ethical standards. 

April 2013
:  Theresa Otto received the 2013 Litigation Practitioner Award at the 15th Annual Women's Justice Awards presented by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

January 2013:  Ken Holm was recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law in Missouri and Kansas by The National Law Journal.