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Email: brian@mrhlawkc.com

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 hThe National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40old 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.

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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

  • 2017 Included in the list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
  • 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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See Our Settlements

  • $6 Million Medical Malpractice, Confidential Parties
  • $5 Million Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $1 Million Truck Accident
  • $1 Million Wrongful Death
  • $395 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $360 Thousand Wrongful Death
  • $345 Thousand Automobile Collision
  • $300 Thousand Medical Malpractice, Federal Tort Claim
  • $300 Thousand Wrongful Death
  • $250 Thousand Third Party Negligence/Homeowners/Dog Leash Injury
  • $225 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip And Fall On Stairs With No Handrail
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $195 Thousand Car Accident, Ran A Red Light
  • $195 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $175 Thousand Gun Shot Wound
  • $147 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $133 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip And Fall
  • $125 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $125 Thousand Uninsured Motorist Claim
  • $125 Thousand Uninsured Motorist Claim, Log Through Windshield
  • $122 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $120 Thousand Trucking Accident
  • $115 Thousand Car Accident, Uninsured Motorist
  • $108 Thousand Premises Liability, Trip & Fall
  • $103 Thousand Car And Pedestrain Accident, Hit And Run
  • $100 Thousand Car And Pedestrain Accident, Hit And Run
  • $100 Thousand Automobile Collision
  • $100 Thousand Car Accident, Policy Limits
  • $100 Thousand Railroad Injury
  • $100 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
  • $95 Thousand Car Accident
  • $95 Thousand Car Accident
  • $95 Thousand Fall From Stage At A Hotel
  • $92 Thousand Dog Bite
  • $80 Thousand Uninsured Motorist Claim
  • $75 Thousand Inadequate Security
  • $75 Thousand Inadequate Security
  • $75 Thousand Car Accident
  • $66 Thousand First Party Insurance
  • $63 Thousand Premises Liability, Slip & Fall On Ice
  • $60 Thousand Premises Liability, Slip & Fall On Ice
  • $60 Thousand Premises Liability, Slip & Fall On Ice
  • $51 Thousand Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $50 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $50 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $50 Thousand Motor Vehicle Collision/Drunk Driver
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident, Hit & Run On Pedestrian
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident
  • $50 Thousand Car Accident
  • $45 Thousand Dog Bite
  • $45 Thousand Workers’ Compensation
  • $44 Thousand Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $43 Thousand Fast Stop/Shooting
  • $43 Thousand Car Accident
  • $41 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $41 Thousand Slip And Fall At Hotel
  • $40 Thousand Motorcycle Collision
  • $40 Thousand Premises Liability
  • $40 Thousand Car Accident
  • $40 Thousand Inadequate Security/Premises Liability
  • $35 Thousand Vexatious Refusal Case
  • $35 Thousand Workers' Compensation
  • $30 Thousand Premises Liability/Fall From A Balcony
  • $30 Thousand Car Accident
  • $29 Thousand Trip & Fall/Premises Liability
  • $28 Thousand Premises Liability, (Slip And Fall On Ice)
  • $26 Thousand Car Accident
  • $26 Thousand Workers' Compensation Claim
  • $26 Thousand Golf Cart Accident/Defective Breaks
  • $25 Thousand Dog Bite
  • $25 Thousand Car Accident
  • $25 Thousand Car Accident
  • $25 Thousand Auto Collision
  • $25 Thousand Automobile Liability
  • $21 Thousand Car Accident
  • $21 Thousand Workers' Compensation
  • $19 Thousand Car Accident
  • $19 Thousand Workers' Compensation
  • $16 Thousand Premises Liability (Slip And Fall)
  • $16 Thousand Workers' Compensation