Meet Our Attorneys

If you’ve been injured, Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott can help you navigate the legal process and move forward with your life. Making right the wrong that’s been done to you can be an uphill battle alone, but by collaborating with our team we can seek compensation more effectively.

When you choose to work with us, you choose to work with good guys who treat you with respect, listen to your story, and handle your case in a way that prepares you for what lies ahead. You choose to work with a team that is non-judgmental, straightforward, and bold when called for. You choose a team that is in it with you.


Matthew D. Meyerkord

Matt’s goal is to leave a positive imprint on people’s lives. He admires people who choose to see the positive, to take initiative, and who work to better themselves. Those people fuel his desire to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to his clients’ lives.

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Brian C. Russell

Brian is passionate about leveling the playing field and improving how people are treated. He is constantly questioning the way things have always been done and searching for a better way, making him an ideal advocate for his clients.

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Nick Hergott

Nick is a natural born competitor who is always challenging himself to learn, to be more creative, and to take strategic risks. He enjoys putting himself out there and figuring out large, complicated cases. He takes pride in getting to know his clients and ultimately winning for them.

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Meet Our Staff

Karen Johnston, Paralegal

Karen has been with Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott since 2015 and has over 5 years working for plaintiff’s in the legal field.

Karen brings a wide range of experience to the law firm. She began her legal career representing telecom providers. When her husband received a promotion, she moved to California and worked for a non-profit legal foundation that represented people whose property rights were being illegally threatened. She has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

She loves helping clients and that there is always something new to learn in personal injury law. She lives in Lee's Summit, MO with her husband and 3 kids. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and going to concerts.

Katelyn M. Ryan, Paralegal

Katelyn joined the Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott team in February of 2016 after graduating from Northwest Missouri State with a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology.

She has always been interested in the legal system, so she enjoys learning the intricacies of personal injury law while ensuring each case goes smoothly and that clients are taken care of throughout the process.

When she isn’t working on cases she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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