The 11th annual Best of the Bar section of the Kansas City Business Journal recognizes those outstanding attorneys throughout the Kansas City area that have been chosen by their peers for professional excellence. The honorees for 2012 specialize in dozens of different practice areas from 119 law firms and solo practices throughout the metro area.
The process is begun when lawyers throughout the greater Kansas City area cast their votes for the candidate pool. These attorneys are encouraged to look beyond their own law firms and none of the attorneys are allowed to create a list that is based on votes for strictly his or her law firm or colleagues.
The list of top votes is carefully reviewed by a panel of accomplished local lawyers as the last step and final check of the candidates’ reputations and good standing in the professional community. The final published list provides a list of some of the premier lawyers in the Kansas City legal community and it is intended to be used as a reliable and credible resource of competent attorneys for anyone searching for high quality legal services.
The lawyers that have been highlighted on the Best of the Bar lists have built solid reputations throughout the community and won broad support and respect from their fellow peers. Attorney Matthew D. Meyerkord was honored to have landed on this list for the last two years in a row.
Matthew Meyerkord practices personal injury law in Kansas City, Missouri at Meyerkord & Russell. Attorney Meyerkord earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Law in 2004, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a Minor in Anthropology from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2001. In September of 2010, attorney Meyerkord was selected as the Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. In addition to working as a personal injury attorney, he also serves as an Adjunct Paralegal Professor where he taught a course on Introduction to the Law for Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri in 2008.
In the capacity of a personal injury attorney he has secured numerous high dollar settlements on behalf of his injury clients. In Martin v. Stajo Iron & Metal, Inc., 4:07-CV-01388, he secured a $1,000.000.000 settlement on behalf of his client in a trucking accident case. Meyerkord & Russell is proud to represent the residents of Kansas City in their personal injury claims. The firm handles virtually all types of personal injury cases including those that involve medical malpractice, elder abuse, auto accidents, premises liability law, product liability, workers’ compensation claims and wrongful death claims. To contact an attorney from the firm, please call toll free at (888) 880-3157 or visit the firm’s website online at http://www.KansasCityInjuryFirm.com.