Brian C. Russell

About Me

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.

Brian grew up in St. Louis and graduated from the University of Missouri in 2002 with degrees in English and Psychology. The attacks of September 11 th, 2001 happened his last year of college, and although he wanted to go to law school, he put that on hold to enlist in the U.S. Army. After attending Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Georgia, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry. In 2004, he had the honor of serving as rifle platoon leader and was deployed for 14 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After serving for nearly 4 years, Brian left the military to fulfill his desire to become a lawyer and went to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he had a great experience and made life-long friends. While there he was recognized with multiple honors and awards including Best Overall Performance in the Ellison Moot Court Competition and the Order of Barristers. After graduating, he and his wife decided that Kansas City is their permanent home.

After law school, Brian spent a year at a mid-size firm before deciding to partner up with his friend of 20 years, Matt Meyerkord. After a couple of years, they partnered up with another good friend Nick Hergott and today the three of them represent people who are in tough situations and need help.

Brian enjoys helping people understand the legal process and ensuring they don't get taken advantage of. The legal process can be a scary experience and he takes pride in the fact that he can take some of the mystery and dread out of litigation through straightforward and honest advice. Moreover, Brian isn’t afraid to take risks or take a case to trial if you both agree that is the best decision for your case.

Brian serves on the Steering Committee of Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Young Professional’s Board. He and his wife, Andi, live in Kansas City with their two young sons. In his free time, Brian likes to spend time with his family and friends and teach his sons about the history of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance.

Top Practice Areas Include:

Bad Faith Insurance
Vexatious Refusal

Education

  • University of Missouri- Kansas City, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • University of Missouri- Columbia, Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology

Memberships & Associations

  • U.S. District Court, Missouri, 2015
  • Missouri, 2010
  • Kansas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Kansas, 2011
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • Steering Committee, Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Young Professional Board
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2016 Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2016 Included in the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
  • 2015 Included in the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
  • 2014 Included in the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
  • Top 40 Under 40,The National Trial Lawyers
  • Ellison Moot Court Competition- Best Overall Performance
  • National Moot Court Team Member
  • CALI Award for Excellence- Criminal Law
  • CALI Award for Excellence- Evidence
  • 2010 Graduated Cum Laude & Litigation Emphasis

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