The History of Our Law Firm

The history of Baty, Holm, Numrich & Otto, PC dates to 1921. The firm was previously known as Field, Gentry & Benjamin, PC, where Lyman Field and Reed Gentry built the firm’s reputation for effective trial advocacy. Mr. Field, whose friends included President Harry S. Truman and artist Thomas Hart Benton, was widely regarded as the best trial attorney in the area. In fact, Thomas Hart Benton immortalized Mr. Field in his classic painting, “Trial by Jury” (1964), in which Mr. Field gives an impassioned argument to a jury. Mr. Field and Mr. Gentry passed away in the late 1990s, and the firm changed its name to Baty & Holm, PC to reflect a new era.

Our Law Firm Today

Today, our law firm focuses on the practices of civil litigation, business transactions, and workers’ compensation. We proudly represent clients at the trial and appellate levels in the federal and state courts of Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.  In fact, the law firm acts as regional counsel to many clients and is recognized as approved counsel for several insurance carriers and corporations.

Our law firm has four convenient offices across Missouri and Kansas. Our main office is located on the historic Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, near dozens of restaurants, hotels and shops.  Our St. Louis office is in Clayton, which has similar offerings of restaurants and shops, and we are a mere two blocks from the St. Louis County Courthouse.  Our Springfield office, which serves Southern Missouri, is conveniently located near Interstate 44 and close to various business and judicial offices.  We also have an office in the historic area of Shawnee, Kansas.

Our law firm prides itself on treating each client as unique and deserving of personal attention and quality legal services, fighting for them with years of experience and knowledge behind us.  We are also pleased to provide references upon request.

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