The 2018 Missouri Lawyers Awards on Jan. 26 will honor attorneys for their accomplishments in 2017. Missouri Lawyers Weekly has already announced the qualitative winners, including Lawyer of the Year Richard Scherrer.
Now, we are announcing the winners of our quantitative awards. These are Missouri-licensed attorneys who scored the biggest civil victories in Missouri courts, based on our Verdicts & Settlements database. These awards honor both trial victories and settlements.
The official ranking will be announced during the awards event at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis, and published in our annual Top V&S edition of Missouri Lawyers Weekly on Feb. 5.
Attorneys securing the largest reported plaintiffs verdicts or judgments of 2017.
- Randall Rhodes, Jeff Rowe, and Rachel Boden, Rouse Frets Gentile Rhodes, Leawood, Kansas
- Jim Onder, Stephanie Lynn Rados and Wylie Blair, Onder Law, St. Louis
- Jill Harper and Ron Netemeyer, Harper Evans Wade & Netemeyer, Columbia
- John G. Simon and Kevin M. Carnie Jr., The Simon Law Firm, St. Louis; Ronald J. Eisenberg and Robert Schultz, Schultz & Associates, Chesterfield
- Steve Garner and Grant Rahmeyer, Strong-Garner-Bauer, Springfield
Attorneys securing the largest reported settlements of 2017:
- Tim Dollar, Dollar, Burns & Becker, Kansas City; Craig R. Heidemann and Nathan A. Duncan, Douglas, Haun and Heidemann, Bolivar.
- Cindi S. Woolery, U.S. Attorney General’s Office, Kansas City, and Jenifer M. Placzek, Placzek, Winget and Placzek, Springfield
- Douglas P. Dowd, Dowd & Dowd, St. Louis, and John J. Driscoll, The Driscoll Firm, St. Louis
- John F. Mulligan, Jr., St. Louis; John Hoffman, Korein Tillery, St. Louis, and Howard Paperner, St. Louis
- Michael C. Rader and Michelle Marvel, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, Kansas City
Attorneys securing the largest reported defense wins of 2017:
- John Schultz and Matthew Clifford, Franke Schultz & Mullen, Kansas City
- Michael E. McCausland and Clinton S. Turley, McCausland, Barrett & Bartalos, Kansas City
- Hamp Ford, Ford, Parshall and Baker, Columbia
- Kurt L. Rasmussen, Rasmussen, Dickey, Moore, Kansas City
- Kim R. Luther and Andrew M. Luther, Luther & Associates, St. Louis
- Mandy J. Kamykowski and Ryan J. Gavin, Kamykowski, Gavin & Smith, St. Louis; Kenneth C. Brostron and Mark Feldhaus, Lashly & Baer, St. Louis
- Tim Gearin, Dave Ott and Nick Cejas, Armstrong Teasdale, St. Louis