RECENT NEWS

         
 

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:  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.

November 2012:  Our Firm was named one of the 2013 "Go-To Law Firms at the Top 500 Companies" after receiving a nomination by a national retail client in the area of Torts Litigation.

September 2012:  Todd Johnson and John Gates were named "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal. 

August 2012:   Theresa Otto was named to the "Top 50" Women Missouri and Kansas "Super Lawyers" after a peer review survey by Thomson Reuters.

June 2012:  Lee BatyKen HolmBob Numrich and Theresa Otto 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 JohnsonJohn Gates, Molly Westering and Clay Fielder were also named again as “Rising Stars” in Missouri and Kansas. 

April 2012
:  John Gates and Lee Baty obtained an award of $100,000 for a general contractor client in a "baseball arbitration" against a subcontractor.